BIOMASS COMBUSTION: WASTE NOT, WANT NOT
March 1, 2000 By Pulp & Paper Canada
OTTAWA, ON — Biomass, also called biofuel, is a significant, untapped source of renewable energy for space and water heating in Canada. Biomass combustion systems are furnaces that generate heat by b…
OTTAWA, ON — Biomass, also called biofuel, is a significant, untapped source of renewable energy for space and water heating in Canada. Biomass combustion systems are furnaces that generate heat by burning biofuel. More and more Canadian businesses are realizing that these systems have many advantages. They cut the high costs of conventional energy, solve waste disposal problems and reduce the amount of environmentally harmful emissions created by traditional heating systems.
Using biofuel makes economical sense. Biofuel costs are low and supplies are constant and accessible. The environmental benefits of biomass combustion systems are also significant. Biofuels are made from renewable and re-occurring resources, so they enhance our ability to meet our own energy needs and conserve non-renewable fossil fuels.
Additionally, these systems often use high-efficiency furnaces that burn more cleanly and lower the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. That’s helping to meet the climate change challenge.
Natural Resources Canada’s Renewable Energy Deployment Initiative (REDI) will help pay for the installation of biomass combustion systems. Companies interested in using biofuel for space heating can receive up to 25% of the purchase and installation costs of high efficiency/low emissions advanced combustion systems, up to $50 000. The heating system must be installed by March 31, 2001, and must meet REDI’s technical criteria. It’s part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to address the climate change challenge by promoting the use of renewable energy systems.
A free copy of the Buyer’s Guide to Small Commercial Bioenergy Combustion Systems is also available.
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