Canadian Biomass Magazine

Biomass Harvesting Week: What we learned

February 16, 2024
By Haley Nagasaki

Canadian Biomass and Canadian Forest Industries teamed up to turn the spotlight on biomass harvesting across the country.

Canada is increasingly turning to biomass harvesting as a sustainable solution for energy production. Biomass, derived from organic materials such as wood, agricultural residues and forest residues, offers a renewable alternative to fossil fuels and contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In recent years, the biomass harvesting industry has experienced significant growth driven by advancements in technology, government incentives and increasing environmental awareness. The forestry industry is a key sector driving biomass harvesting in Canada, and provides an abundant supply of woody biomass, which is harvested and processed into fuel for heating systems, power plants and industrial applications.

As we saw this week, the benefits of biomass harvesting extend beyond energy production, however, as Canada continues to transition towards a low-carbon economy, biomass harvesting plays a crucial role in achieving renewable energy targets and reducing reliance on fossil fuels.

With ongoing advancements in technology and increased investment in sustainable energy infrastructure, the biomass harvesting industry is poised for further growth and innovation in the years to come.


Here’s a snapshot of  what we learned this week:

  • Intersecting Industries: Here’s how Killaloe Wood Products, an Ontario grinding company, is supplying the landscaping world.


  • The burning question: Five researchers identify potential management alternatives to slash pile burning that would make better use of residual fibre across a range of operational conditions in B.C.




  • Equipment spotlight: Canadian Forest Industries rounds up equipment advancements for reducing residuals in Canada’s forests.


Today is the final day of Biomass Harvesting Week 2024, but we’ll continue to archive future content on this landing page to serve as a year-round hub for industry and curious minds to learn best practices and find the latest information on harvesting biomass.

We’d once again like to thank our inaugural sponsors for making it all possible: Bandit Industries, CBI and Frontline Machinery.


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