Transitioning from Fossil Fuels to Forests:
Opportunities for Modern Wood Heating
Pembroke, ON - Nov 29, 2017
Hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), 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.
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