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From log homes to energy pioneer: Burkhard Fink’s trailblazing career

By District Energy posted 05-08-2024 11:33


Canadian Biomass


With a career spanning two decades, Burkhard Fink’s groundbreaking work has not only shaped the industry but has also established a sustainable pathway for the future. This year, his achievements are being recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2024 Canadian Biomass Awards.

Fink began his foray into biomass heating out of necessity and ingenuity. Originally a builder of log homes, Fink was bothered by the inefficiencies and costs associated with traditional energy sources.

This paved the way for the development of the first small-scale, for-profit biomass district heating system in Canada — a project accomplished without the aid of grants. This pioneering system became a model, proving the feasibility and efficiency of small-scale district heating systems and inspiring similar initiatives.

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