Canadian Biomass Magazine

Pellets at work in the NWT

December 1, 2017
By Canadian Biomass Staff

Dec. 1, 2017 - Former Mayor Gordon VanTighem delights in the fact that tourists who visit Yellowknife, North America’s diamond capital, are also unintentionally visiting the pellet boiler capital of Canada.


Being 1,000 kilometres north of the nearest oil refinery, Yellowknife lives on the front line of volatile fossil fuel prices. About fifteen years ago, a small factory owner thought wood pellets might be the answer to his dilemma of providing a constant flow of air to his shop without breaking the bank. | READ MORE

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