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  • 08 Dec 2013 7:48 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    Report in Windsor Star:

    http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/12/08/leamington-businessman-killed-in-brazil/


    Report in Veja São Paulo:

    English Google Translation of Report in Veja São Paulo:

    The William Dean Tiessen Canadian tourist was murdered on Saturday ( 7 ) during an attempted robbery at kilometer 52 of the Anchieta Highway , near Cubatao , coastal city . The crime occurred around 14h and businessman took two shots, one in the arm and another in the chest that pierced his back , and the time he died .
    Dean is president of the company New Energy Farms Group , attached to the branch of agriculture , located in Canada , and was accompanied by a friend , the Englishman Adrian Paul Carver , who witnessed the crime. According to information from the Highway Patrol , both followed the track towards the capital when they were approached and none of the perpetrators have been identified so far.
    Entrepreneurs and partners were in the country for about ten days and decided to go to Guaruja know the beaches . Then returned to the capital by Anchieta highway to appreciate the landscapes of the Atlantic Forest region.
    Canadian tourist was shot dead in Anchieta highway
    Canadian tourist was shot dead in Anchieta highway ( Photo: Playback / TV Tribune )
    When they arrived at mile 52 , near Cota 95, Cubatao saw a truck stopped in the road and did not realize that the vehicle was being robbed. In attempting to divert the car , they were approached by three robbers who drove a white vehicle. The bandits descended , touched the glass of the car and asked the foreign money, and mobile alliance Dean .
    As reported by the Highway Patrol , Dean did not speak Portuguese and one of the criminals got angry and shot the Canadian at the time he made the move to remove the seat belt . The bandits fled without taking anything .
    When Paul realized that his friend was shot tried to perform mouth to mouth resuscitation until the driver of the truck , approached by criminals minutes before he realized all the action and called the rescue . When the police arrived , the tourist was lifeless and not carrying documents . Still no word on what will be done with the body of Dean Tiessen . The occurrence was recorded in the 1st DP Cubatao .
  • 22 Nov 2013 8:59 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    Unlike plastics, which come from unsustainable petrochemicals, Mushroom Materials start with plant-based farm waste and can end up in your garden, fully compostable.

    Mushroom Materials by Ecovative Design
  • 28 Oct 2013 9:04 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    This 9-minute video features Dr. Gord Surgeoner, President of Ontario Agri-Food Technologies and Don Nott, President of Switch Energy Corp.

    Don, who is a board member of OBPC, introduces his switchgrass production and plastic recycling business, with emphasis on actual biomass end markets and products.
    This is a high quality video, packed with relevant biomass production and market information.


  • 14 Sep 2013 1:40 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    Good news, biomass finally gets some recognition!
    The new FIT for Renewable Biomass is now 15.6 ¢/kWh (previously 13.8 ¢/kWh).

     
  • 03 Sep 2013 10:45 AM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    Dear members, friends and supporters of OBPC,

    The Canadian Outdoor Farm Show is just around the corner and all kinds of preparations are in full gear.
    Ontario Biomass Producers Co-op will be an exhibitor again, but this time with a slightly different twist.
    This year we will have a direct presence near the switchgrass and miscanthus plots on the South West Demo Field.
    OSCIA have given us an opportunity to be where the real biomass action is and provided us with the needed space under their "roof".
    The solid partnership with OSCIA has been a major contributing factor in our efforts to open new biomass market opportunities.

    We will make a major effort to have biomass experts on site during the entire show, which will give you an opportunity to ask questions and discuss possible future biomass projects. With a little bit of luck you might also meet at our location key decision makers of the biomass industry.
    We expect a lot more action this year at the COFS biomass location (COFS Map-to-Site). Vermeer will be conducting biomass harvesting demos twice a day during the entire show.
    And last but not least, the switchgrass and miscanthus fields (2 varieties of each type) look really great this year.

    I truly hope that you will manage to take some time-out for the Farm Show and stop at our location.

    Our Farm Show team is looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

    Sincerely,

    Urs Eggimann
    Vice-President
    Ontario Biomass Producers Co-op

    (519) 794-0313
    urs.eggimann@ontariobiomass.com
    www.ontariobiomass.com


  • 15 Jun 2013 8:33 PM | Urs Eggimann (Administrator)
    The presentations of the 3 guest speakers, Dr. Williams, Dr. Kircher and Dr. Fireovid, are now online on the BDDC website

    Following the 3 presentations Professor Amar Mohanty moderated a panel discussion, which gave the audience a great opportunity to interact with the 3 presenters and engage in some lively bi-directional information flow.

    For everyone who did not manage to attend the seminar (or any of the past ones), the BDDC website offers a solid opportunity to keep up with many burning bio economy topics.

    Congratulations to the BDDC team are in order for staging this very successful event, which enjoyed a great turn-out.

    Urs Eggimann

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