Canadian program helps industry capitalize on bioenergy opportunities
The National Research Council of Canada announced the launch of a new research program in October. The initiative, titled “Bioenergy Systems for Viable Stationary Applications,” aims to help industry make the most of market opportunities offered in the production of biomass energy. Specifically, the program will help Canadian companies capitalize on bioenergy opportunities associated with integrating locally sourced biomass into stationary heat and power systems by helping to overcome technical and cost barriers.
The initiative aims to engage companies from all segments of the value chain, from feedstock suppliers to technology providers and utilities. Through collaboration, the goal is to develop and deploy integrated solutions for near-term stationary markets, focusing on regions where bioenergy is cost-competitive, such as remote communities that currently rely on diesel. Urban communities are also being targeted for the production of energy from municipal solid waste.