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Analyzing Biomass and Other Carbon Neutral Fuels

Summary Public Services Procurement Canada is strongly considering the adoption of biomass as its primary fuel for baseloading its modernized district energy system. However, not all biomass is equal from a carbon accounting perspective. This workshop will provide a detailed analysis of the...


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Biomass Fueled Thermal Oil to Hot Water Energy Exchange

Summary Workshop 1 Session Speakers Ivana Safar, Corix Utilities #2018 #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #Workshop #Sustainability #Biomass #SimonFraserUniversity #CorixUtilities


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Biomass Supply Chain for District Heating – How to Avoid Supply Chain Failure

Summary To meet the carbon reduction mandate, district heating facilities have become interested in renewable fuels. Woody biomass is the most promising source of carbon neutral fuel. However, woody biomass supply chains tend to be underdeveloped, complex, and often misunderstood. Consequently,...


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Six Years of Success for Canada's First Private Biomass District Heating System

Summary Fink Machine Inc. owns and operates Canada's first wholly privately owned biomass district heating system in Canada built without government support (11 clients, 1.5 km of piping). This presentation will review the operation and expansion of the system located in Enderby, BC since it...


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District Heating with Modern Wood Energy in the American West

Summary Where forest resources abound, woody biomass provides a locally-appropriate renewable energy solution to conventional fossil fuel systems. Site conditions, client objectives, and available wood fuels guide the design of biomass applications, and make for projects that are both unique...


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Saint Paul is on the Cutting Edge of Decarbonization

Jeff Harder, USGBC Summary O nce upon a time, coal was king in Saint Paul, Minnesota, creating steam that traveled through a network of underground pipes and tunnels to illuminate and heat downtown. The underlying infrastructure, known as a district energy system, had been around for a...

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Milestone for CHP in German 'bioenergy village'

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary Since 2011, an energy self-sufficient village in Germany has generated 1500 MWh and 3600 MWth with a biomass-based combined heat and power (CHP) system. The system from Lower Bavaria-based biomass CHP specialist Spanner Re2 supplies the...

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Work begins on Glenrothes Energy Network

Scottish Construction Now! Summary A ground breaking ceremony has taken place to mark the beginning of construction for a state-of-the-art energy centre at RWE’s Markinch CHP biomass plant in Fife. Glenrothes Energy Network is a £24 million collaborative local heat scheme between Fife Council...

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New UMaine energy proposal calls for biomass, solar

Tux Turkel, Press Herald Summary The University of Maine in Orono would get much of its heat and electricity from an on-campus Renewable Energy Center fueled by locally harvested wood and a huge solar array, according to a plan being negotiated by the university system and Honeywell...

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Power of Nature: Largest Renewable Energy Projects in the World

Carrie Ann, Industry Leaders Magazine Summary The world is rapidly transitioning towards clean energy for sustainability. In fact, companies like Azure Power, First Solar Ocean Power Technologies, Suzlon, and Vestas are progressing towards building the world’s largest renewable energy projects...