Lenders are looking for projects that demonstrate a secure, suitable, and sustainable supply of biom
Greenhouse growers in Quebec can learn from a one-of-a-kind training centre
Modernization plans include a new boiler using shredded wood scraps from local mill
Inside View: January 2012
Québec propagator anticipates three-year payback for new biomass system
Biomass as a greenhouse energy source is not new.
It’s not easy finding the ideal biomass heating system for a specific location and greenhouse operation.
Harry Quik grabs a long iron poker and opens the door of one of two large, cylindrical furnaces. The room is already hot, but when Quik rakes the poker through the coals, flames erupt and heat rushes through the tiny one-foot-wide door.
One Canadian Greenhouse Conference tour this year visited Dean Tiessen, founder of New Energy Farms Group, whose knowledge of biomass is encyclopedic and whose enthusiasm for the venture is contagious.
Putting together a strong team requires choosing people to fill specific functions and is the second building block in developing and financing a successful bioenergy project.
July 20, 2010, Odessa, Ont. – When Brian Burt and Alex English were looking into biomass heating systems for their greenhouses, they could not find exactly what they needed, so they re-designed an existing system from the ground up.
May 28, 2010, Guelph, Ont. — Ag Energy Co-operative will be teaming up with the University of Waterloo to accelerate the research and development of an exciting new solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.
April 27, 2010, St. Thomas, Ont. – Earlier this week, the City of Toronto’s executive committee approved a staff report seeking authority to implement a biogas utilization system that would convert biogas produced at the City’s Green Lane Landfill (near St. Thomas) into renewable energy, specifically electricity and heat.
April 23, 2010, St. Thomas, Ont. – Earlier this week, the City of Toronto’s executive committee approved a staff report seeking authority to implement a biogas utilization system that would convert biogas produced at the City’s Green Lane Landfill (near St. Thomas) into renewable energy, specifically electricity and heat.
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