Delivered on behalf of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, this workshop focused on biomass heating for rural and remote communities. Thank you to our event speakers and participants for making this event such a success!
The Bioheat Opportunities for Remote and Rural Communities Workshop will bring expertise, tools, and lessons-learned in bioheat project development, and give participants the connections and support they need to make informed decisions and develop their own projects. A mix of expert speakers, workshop exercises, and panels will provide a full scope of possibilities and insights regarding heating with solid biofuels.
As many Canadian provinces and other countries have realized some time ago, there are strong economic, environmental and social opportunities tied to bioenergy development. This is especially true for remote and rural communities looking for ways to reduce their energy costs by using regional and dependable forms of renewable heat.
This workshop will provide participants with meaningful information to allow for enhanced decision making regarding bioheat, with an emphasis on:
View the Speaker Bios to learn more about this workshop's expert speakers.
Keynote Address: The Wawa Energy Plan Experience
Energy Project Manager - Economic Development Corporation of Wawa
Bioheat 101: Background, Context and Value Proposition
Project Director - Biomass North Development Centre
Community Energy Planning - Background & Workshop Exercise
Community Energy Planning in Remote and Rural Communities
Manager of Research & Strategic Initiatives - QUEST
Workshop Exercise: Community Energy Planning Mapping Exercise + workshop map
Executive Director - QUEST
Lessons Learned Panel - Community Energy Planning and Bioheat Applications
Lessons Learned in Planning Community Energy Systems
Mechanical and Project Engineer - FVB Energy Inc.
Lessons Learned from Wahgoshig First Nation
Energy Resources Manager - Wahgoshig First Nation
District vs. Decentralized Bioheat: Case Study of Bella Coola, BC
Founder and Managing Director - TorchLight Bioresources
Lessons Learned from Sachigo Lake First Nation
Lands and Resources - Sachigo Lake First Nation
Understanding Community Scale Bioheat Panel - Supply Chains, Technologies and Initiatives
Biomass Supply Chains and Logistics
Manager for Forest Biomass and Wildfire Operations - FPInnovations
Community Heating Options with Biomass
Principal Consultant - Cloud River Resources
Regulatory Overview for Small Wood Fired Combustors (<3MW)
Renewable Energy Engineer - Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
2016 Forestry Expo
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