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Confederation College to build bioenergy centre
Bioenergy CentreThe Ontario government is supporting renewable energy research by investing in a bioenergy learning and research centre at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario.


May 16, 2011
By ON Ministry of Northern Development Mines and Forestry
Bioenergy Centre  
Image: Confederation College


 

May 16, 2011 – The Ontario government is
supporting renewable energy research by investing in a bioenergy learning and
research centre at Confederation College in Thunder Bay, Ontario. With $1
million in support from the Northern Ontario
Heritage Fund Corporation’s Infrastructure and Community Development Program,
the college will build a bioenergy plant that will produce enough renewable
energy to heat the college's Shuniah building and the new REACH facility. The
centre will also allow students to conduct hands-on research. A boiler in
the new plant will be used to test the efficiency of different biomass fuels,
especially those derived from wood products.

"This Bioenergy Centre will create
opportunity for northern learners to study using clean, green technology as we
provide an efficient and renewable energy source for our principle buildings on
campus. This allows us to advance our ongoing commitment to sustainability and
our new focus on applied research," says Patricia Lang, president of
Confederation College.

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