Canadian village wins grant for biomass district heating system

By Staff | May 06, 2013

The village of Telkwa, British Columbia, was awarded $680,230 from the Canadian government through Infrastructure Canada’s Gas Tax Fund transfer to install a biomass heating system in its municipal building. The funding will also support a sustainable subdivision plan.

The biomass heating system will burn wood waste from the forest lands surrounding the community. In addition to providing heat to the village’s municipal building, the system will also heat an adjacent business, a school and four residences.

Once complete, the project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emission by approximately 10 metric tons per year and improve efficiency.

“Telkwa’s project will lead to cleaner air and reduce the cost of operating their municipal building for years to come,” said Union of British Columbia Municipalities President Mary Sjostrom.  “I am very pleased to see the Gas Tax Fund supporting this district energy system.”