BC updates its biomass energy guide
September 22, 2010 By BC Ministry of Forests and Range
2010, Victoria – As part of National Forest Week, an updated information guide
has been released in British Columbia to help stakeholders and investors
develop bioenergy projects using wood waste and other biomass resources.
Biomass Guide is an excellent primer for First Nations, small communities,
municipalities, and industry interested in pursuing bioenergy opportunities,”
says Pat Bell, British Columbia minister of forests and range.
In addition to bioenergy stakeholders within British Columbia, the information
provided in the BC Biomass Guide is of interest to potential investors and
partners outside the province. The guide covers a wide range of biomass topics
including technologies, markets, financing, consultation and partnerships with
First Nations, energy sales, and ownership models. Initially published in 2007,
it has been updated to reflect recently launched projects, new policy
directions, funding program changes, and advancements in technologies and
applications. The guide directly supports the BC Bioenergy Strategy and its
goal to build bioenergy partnerships that will help reduce greenhouse gas
emissions, strengthen British Columbia’s long-term competitiveness, and achieve
electricity self-sufficiency for the province.
Funding to update the guide was provided by the BC Bioenergy Network, Western Economic
Diversification Canada, the Northern Rural and Remote Communities Green Heat
Initiative, and the Resources North Association.
The BC Biomass Guide is available online at: www.for.gov.bc.ca/pab/nfw/bioenergy-guide-2010.pdf.
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