ON FARM COMPOSTING RESCHEDULED . . . TURBINE TURNING AGAIN AT HISTORIC MILL . . . COMPANY PLANS PELLET PLANT FOR MIRAMICHI . . . CAN QUINOA TAKE ROOT ON THE “ROOF OF THE WORLD”? . . . MICHIGAN PAPER MILL ESTABLISHES ON-SITE PCC PLANT . . .
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ON FARM COMPOSTING RESCHEDULED
Source: NSFA The On Farm Composting Course that was previously advertised has been rescheduled for September 17 & 18, 2014. The course is being put on by Dal AC. (read more)
TURBINE TURNING AGAIN AT HISTORIC MILL
Source: The Chronicle Herald
A water-powered turbine has been fully restored to working condition just this week at one of western Nova Scotia’s few remaining riverside sawmills. The Bangor Sawmill Museum opened in 2001 when the unique but dormant water-powered turbine was repaired. But extreme flooding in 2010 damaged the turbine again. The Bangor Development Commission, a volunteer board of 12 directors, has worked for years to restore the sawmill to its former glory. (read more)
COMPANY PLANS PELLET PLANT FOR MIRAMICHI
If everything goes according to plan, a new pellet plant will be up in running in Miramichi by late 2016 or early 2017. At an announcement this week at the Rodd Miramichi River, Premier David Alward announced that the government has secured 378,000 cubic meters of wood to supply a new plant that would be built by Northern Energy Solutions. (read more)
CAN QUINOA TAKE ROOT ON THE 'ROOF OF THE WORLD?
For thousands of years, quinoa barely budged from its home in the Andes. Other crops – corn, potatoes, rice, wheat, and sorghum – traveled and colonized the world. But quinoa stayed home. All of a sudden, quinoa is a trendy, jet-setting “superfood.” And as we’ve reported, some American farmers are trying to cash in on its new-found popularity. (read more)
MICHIGAN PAPER MILL ESTABLISHES ON-SITE PCC PLANT
Source: Daily News
Omya and NewPage kicked off operations at the precipitated calcium carbonate plant located at the NewPage Escanaba, Mich., paper mill site with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 14. The Escanaba mill previously purchased PCC from another supplier. With the PCC plant on-site, the mill saves on transportation costs. The lime needed for the PCC manufacturing process is purchased from suppliers located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. (read more)
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