UNBC gets grant to study biomass ash
By Scott Jamieson
Nov 28, 2011, Prince
George, BC - Researchers at the University of Northern British Columbia
have received a grant in the new Canfor Pulp Grants Program to study uses for ash from biomass combustion.
The grant is worth $75,000 over three years. Joe
Nemeth, CEO of Canfor Pulp Limited Partnership (CPLP), presented the
award to associate professors in the faculty of Environmental Science
and Engineering, Steve Helle and Michael Rutherford, for their research
on value-added ash utilization.
Currently, Canfor Pulp disposes
the ash from their bioenergy production in landfills. The UNBC project
seeks to take that nutrient-rich ash and test its applications for soil
supplementation in forests and agriculture.
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