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Bioenergy strategies and planning for decarbonization





Proven approaches for low cost decarbonization, Strong Communities, and healthy ecosystems

Bioenergy dominates decarbonization, particularly in industrial process and building heat applications, because it is proven, low cost, dispatchable, and reliable. When projects are well developed, they also encourage economic growth in local communities and support improved forest and environmental health.

But the large number of biomass feedstocks, technologies, products, policies, regulations, and public perception considerations makes bioenergy project development far from simple.

Our team has two decades of experience navigating the complexities of bioenergy. Work with Nature. Work with us.

Canada’s Forests Need Bioenergy Projects

Canada is home to 9% of the world’s forests. Over the past two decades, timber harvest has dropped by 33% due to a decline in newsprint and pulp and paper production. Sustainable forest management and the production of lumber for housing requires a market for residues and low-grade timber. In 2018, Canada’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions was not oil and gas or transportation. It was forests, with emissions driven by wildfires and pests. These disturbances are expected to increase by 400-500% by the end of the century if Canada’s forest management approach does not change. The only way to limit this disturbance is to actively remove high risk materials from the forest. This requires a market.

Canada has a fire and insect disturbance rate per hectare 60 times that of the Nordic Region, which has a comparable Boreal forest ecosystem. Recent studies project disturbance in Canada and Alaska’s forests will consume 3% of the 1.5 C global carbon budget by 2050 if action is not taken.

Be part of the solution. Reduce fossil fuel use. Fuel switch to biomass. Improve forest health. Lower costs.

Media & Content

An Introduction to Modern Bioheat, narrated by TorchLight’s Managing Director
Jasper National Park Fuel Reduction, showcasing the need for active forest management
District Energy Systems: Canada’s Missing Low Carbon Infrastructure
How to reduce Maritime GHG emissions 30% by 2030 using bioheat
Canada’s Podcast: Decarbonizing your Business [using bioenergy and forest products] with TorchLight’s Dr. Jamie Stephen
Getting to Net Zero in Canada with Bioenergy and Wood Pellets