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  • 11 Mar 2014 12:40 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    Roger Samson, Executive Director of REAP-Canada, was the guest speaker at the March 10, 2014 OBPC Board Meeting.

    Roger gave our group a presentation of the recent switchgrass breeding activities of his research team.

    With the following link you can access the REAP presentation "Development of improved switchgrass selections in a northern environment".

    Congratulations to the REAP research team for its accomplishments. OBPC will be a strong supporter of future research efforts.
  • 28 Feb 2014 8:34 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    All presentations of the BKE event, held in Campbellville, are now accessible on our website in the OBPC Biomass Events section.
  • 22 Feb 2014 9:43 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    The latest OBPC Newsletter has been made available on our website. 
    Among various biomass articles it also contains the agenda of the Biomass Knowledge Exchange and the Annual General Meeting of OBPC.

    Happy reading!
  • 06 Feb 2014 10:35 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    The OFIP STORY in the latest AAC newsletter is encouraging reading for current and future switchgrass producers.

    A little bit of background:
    During a temporary wheat straw shortage some mushroom growers in Ontario started to pay attention to switchgrass and had been adding a small percentage of switchgrass to wheat straw for their compost mix. 
    OBPC has been playing a significant part in the switchgrass/mushroom research project. It all started with an invitation of Bill Stevens of Mushrooms Canada to one of our OBPC board meetings. It became apparent to both groups that it was very worthwhile conducting the necessary switchgrass research, which ultimately led to a successful OFIP grant application.
    Don Nott and James Fisher have been working closely with the mushroom growers and have donated a good part of the required feedstock for the research program.
    The ultimate goal is to prove the suitability and composition of switchgrass for mushroom compost. 
    After a successful completion of this project, it will be in the interest of mushroom growers and switchgrass producers to enter long term contracts and make business more predictable at both ends.


  • 05 Feb 2014 8:56 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    One of the greatest champions of Ontario's bioeconomy, Dr. Gord Surgeoner, has been inducted into the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame.  
    Gord has been very supportive to biomass growers and we are excited that his effective engagement in the bioeconomy of our province has been recognized in this fashion. 

    The link to a news release contains more details.
  • 29 Jan 2014 3:57 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    Post event press release published in News section of February edition of The Rural Voice
  • 23 Dec 2013 10:03 AM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
  • 12 Dec 2013 7:58 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    We are all saddened with the sudden loss of our OBPC Board Member, Dean Tiessen.
    The Reid Funeral Home has created a Book of Memories for Dean.

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