Canadian Bioenergy Association
The Canadian Bioenergy Association is a national, industry-driven, non-profit organization of individuals, businesses and non-governmental organizations interested in the development, promotion and use of bioenergy. It's mission is to promote utilization of sustainable biomass for the production of bio-fuels, heat and power.
The Bioenergy Association Publications link provides excellent information including publications, reports, fact sheets and case studies.
Canada Report on Bioenergy 2009
The Government of Canada: Canadian Biomass Innovation Network
One of the major shortfalls of Canadian policy is the fixation with power rather than heat. This focus has led to a significant increase in power “capacity” building, largely by way of wind turbines, but the result has been a realization that wind power capacity translates to production only 32% of the time, and now additional gas cogeneration is being contemplated to meet peak power needs. Production of renewable energy that includes power AND heat is one of bioenergy’s great advantages. The Canadian Bioenergy Association (CanBio) is promoting equal incentives for both power AND heat, both to improve the economics of biomass energy projects and to enable the constant power required by grids.
ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat
The ecoENERGY for Renewable Heat program runs from April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2011. Incentives are offered to the industrial/commercial/institutional sector to install active energy-efficient solar air and/or water heating systems. Eligible projects must be completed and commissioned within nine (9) months of the signing of a contribution agreement with NRCan. Preliminary estimates suggest that, by 2011, the program will have supported installations in about 700 buildings.
United States Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC)
The Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) is an independent, national nonprofit organization located in Montpelier, Vermont with a Midwest office in Madison, Wisconsin. BERC assists communities, colleges and universities, state and local governments, businesses, utilities, schools, and others in making the most of their local energy resources.
BERC is a project-focused organization whose mission is to achieve a healthier environment, strengthen local economies, and increase energy security across the United States through the development of sustainable biomass energy systems at the community level. BERC's particular focus is on the use of woody biomass and other pelletizable biomass fuels.
GLOSSARY OF BIOMASS TERMS Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC)
The BC Bioenergy Strategy
British Columbia is world-renowned for its plentiful natural resources and strong environmental values. Through the BC Bioenergy Strategy, British Columbia will take its proven track record one step further. We will develop the province's bioenergy resources to enhance both the environmental and economic benefits for the people who live here.
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The BC Bioenergy Network
The BC Bioenergy Network was established in April 2008 with a $25 million grant from the BC government, the BC Bioenergy Network is an industry-led initiative that acts as a catalyst for deploying near-term bioenergy technologies and organizing mission-driven research for the development and demonstration of new bioenergy technologies that are environmentally sustainable for the province of BC.
Community Energy Association
The Community Energy Association, with the support of its partners including the Province of BC and the Union of BC Municipalities is the ‘first stop' for local government leaders addressing energy sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction.
Pacific Carbon Trust
Pacific Carbon Trust (PCT) is a Crown corporation established in 2008 to deliver made-in-BC greenhouse gas offsets to help clients meet their carbon reduction goals and to support the growth of BC’s low-carbon economy.
BC Climate Change: Sustainable Wood Products I Forestry Climate Change Working Group
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Bioenergy-Opportunities for Growth
Northern British Columbia
Northern Development Initiative Trust
Northern Development is an independent regional economic development corporation focused on stimulating economic diversification and job creation in central and northern British Columbia, a region that is strategically located, and offers a resource-rich economy with many competitive advantages and incentives for business.
Community Futures North Cariboo
Community Futures of the North Cariboo (CFNC) is proud to be an independenet and locally-run not-for-profit small business resource center, assisting
entrepreneurs with self employment and business development.
The Northern Bioenergy Partnership
The Northern Bioenergy Partnership (NBP) is an industry-led coalition of businesses, academic institutions and government and First Nations organizations involved in the bioenergy industry in Northern British Columbia.The mission of the NBP is to be a catalyst for the development of a vibrant, innovative and sustainable forest-based bioenergy industry in Northern British Coumbia.
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