Canadian Biomass Magazine

Kwadacha to build bioenergy plant

February 29, 2016
By Andrew Macklin

February 29, 2016 – A B.C. First Nation has announced its intention to build a biomass plant, using sawmill residues from a mill on the reserve to provide the fuel for electricity generation.

According to a story from the Alaska Highway News, the Kwadacha First Nation near Fort Ware will use the 145kW facility to provide electricity and heat some buildings including a soon-to-be-constructed greenhouse.

The small, off-the-grid community of around 300 will use the bioenergy facility to remove the nation’s reliance on diesel. Kwadacha has a 20-year purchase agreement in place for the bioenergy facility with BC Hydro, who owns the community’s diesel generators.

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