Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Forests: Opportunities for Modern Wood Heating - Pembroke, ON - November 29, 2017
This workshop provided participants with information to allow for educated decision-making regarding the use of solid wood biofuels for heating purposes. Emphasis was on residential, community and small industrial applications. Topics included:
- supply chain logistics and biofuel handling best practices
- types of equipment and biofuel supply options
- provincial regulations and permitting processes
- federal and provincial climate change initiatives
- potential funding and programs
- success stories, applications and lessons learned
- Bioheat opportunities in Ontario: a primer - part 1 - Megan Smith, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- Bioheat opportunities in Ontario: a primer - part 2 - Terrence Sauve, Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs
- Modern wood heat: firewood, wood chip and wood pellet heating and their applications - Mike Rutter, Biothermic Wood Energy Systems Inc.
- Homeowner testimontial: making the switch to modern wood heating - Roy Samhaber, Ameresco Canada Inc.
- Bioenergy in Ontario: overview of environmental regulatory requirements - Chris Walton, Arbora Management Services Inc.
- Biomass harvesting in the GLSL forest region: finding ecological, economic, and operational answers within mixedwood forest conditions - Trevor Jones, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry & Jeff Fera, Canadian Forest Service
- Small and medium sized wood boilers: procurement strategies and what to avoid - Pat Liew, Ecostrat Inc.
- Ontario's new regulations and guidelines to promote biomass heating - Steven Law, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
- Business testimonial: making the switch to modern wood heating - Pete VanAmelsfoort, Quality Hardwoods Ltd.
- Bioenergy success stories in Canada - Andreas Wintzer, Viessmann Canada
- Wood energy opportunities in the National capital area through district heating - Michael Wiggin, Public Services and Procurement Canada
- Bioenergy for Indigenous economic development - David Mackett, Whitesand First Nation