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Government invests $645K in two Indigenous forestry projects in Yukon

By District Energy posted 01-02-2019 00:00


Ellen Cools, Wood Business


Jan. 2, 2019 – The federal government is investing $645,000 in two Indigenous forestry projects in Yukon. 

The Teslin Tlingit Council received $595,000 to purchase biomass wood chip boilers, as part of a larger project that aims to reduce reliance on non-renewable heating fuels and help create jobs by installing direct heating systems. 

"The Teslin Tlingit Council and the community of Teslin Yukon are proud to have been sponsored by NRCan in our community's clean energy biomass project. Teslin's biomass project, which is field predominantly by the community's waste wood, is providing local opportunities in the forestry sector and in the professional trades," said Blair Travis Hogan, executive councillor, Teslin Tlingit Council in a statement. "The 13 large buildings connected to the biomass district heating network, including the Teslin School, will now be able to avoid burning heating fuel, which is estimated to be about 100,000 litres per year."

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