BC Bioenergy Network

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UBC Malcolm Knapp Biomass Energy System

Total Cost $45,000
BCBN Investment $22,500 Grant
Status Completed
Location Maple Ridge, British Columbia
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Small-scale biomass heating and district energy system

Project Profile:

BCBN provided a $22,500 grant (3 students x $7,500) to support a feasibility study of installing a biomass heating and district energy system at the UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. This funding was matched with $22,500 from the MITACS Accelerate program.

The first phase of this project included a technology review plus a full characterization of the resources, site, mill operations, wood-waste, harvesting practices, treatment of slash, etc.

The second phase of the project involved the creation of framework for multi-criteria decision analysis. This resulted in an integrated assessment, incorporating greenhouse gas emissions into the analysis along with other forest management objectives.

Both phases have now been completed.

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