BC Bioenergy Network

Partnering for a Greener Future

Government Resources


BC Climate Leadership Plan (August 2016)
The Climate Leadership Plan is British Columbia’s next step to fight climate change. This plan highlights the first set of actions the Government is taking to help meet their 2050 emissions reduction target of 80 per cent below 2007 levels, while building a clean economy.

BC Bioenergy Strategy
The BC Bioenergy Strategy will help British Columbia reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen long-term competitiveness and electricity self-sufficiency.

BC Hydro
BC Hydro’s primary business activities are the generation and distribution of electricity. Transmission of that electricity is facilitated by the BC Transmission Corporation on behalf of BC Hydro and other power providers in B.C.

BC Innovation Council
The British Columbia Innovation Council (BCIC) is the lead organization charged with advancing innovation and commercialization in British Columbia. BCIC is focused on accelerating the growth of BC’s science and technology communities and competitively positioning BC in the global science and technology economy in order to provide significant employment opportunities and a high standard of living for British Columbians.

BC Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation 
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation is the catalyst and facilitator for developing sustainable and competitive energy and mineral resource sectors for British Columbians.

BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
The Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations is committed to building a strong and diverse forest sector through revitalization, while maintaining high environmental standards, to help ensure long-term jobs and economic benefits.

The Ministry’s report, “Strong Past, Bright Future: a Competitiveness Agenda for British Columbia’s Forest Sector” was released August 31, 2016.

Bioeconomy – Province of British Columbia
New uses of plant materials for energy and other products could shift B.C.’s economy from one that’s dependent on fossil fuels to an economy based on renewable raw materials and energy sources.


CleanBC is a pathway to a more prosperous, balanced, and sustainable future. The goal is to grow the use of clean and renewable energy in transportation, building and industry, in rural and remote B.C., Indigenous communities, and our growing urban centres.

Northern Development Initiative Trust
The Northern Trust mandate is to be a catalyst for strategic economic development at the local and regional levels to achieve its mission of helping northern BC communities create and sustain world-class industries and diversified economies.

Trade and Invest British Columbia
Trade and Invest B.C. works with international enterprises to help them build strong links to the resources, skills and businesses that make British Columbia an attractive place to work and invest. They offer assistance to export-ready firms in B.C. through local support and their network of trade and investment offices around the world.

RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software

The RETScreen® Clean Energy Management Software platform enables low-carbon planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting. RETScreen Expert, an advanced premium version of the software, is available in Viewer mode completely free-of-charge.

This Software can be used to evaluate various types of transportation projects. It can investigate the viability of energy efficiency improvements in a wide range of on-road vehicle, off-road vehicle, aircraft, marine, train or other. You can find eLearnings videos Here.



Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) provides information, research and technology and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth.

Canadian Biomass Innovation Network
The Canadian Biomass Innovation Network (CBIN) coordinates the Federal Government’s interdepartmental Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) activities in the area of bioenergy, biofuels, industrial bio products and bio processes. Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Research and Development/(NRCan-OERD) is the Government of Canada’s coordinator of energy RD&D activities, which include managing and funding CBIN.

Canada Business Network — Services for Entrepreneurs
Canada Business Network is a Government of Canada information service for businesses and start-up entrepreneurs in Canada. It reduces the complexity and burden of dealing with various levels of government by serving as a single point of access for federal/provincial and territorial government services, programs and regulatory requirements for business. The Website provides sections on starting a business, financing, taxes, human resources, exporting, importing, research and statistics, government contracts and tenders, innovation and regulations.

Concierge Service
The Concierge Service is where small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), seeking to innovate, will find support to identify and access relevant government resources, including funding programs.  The Government of Canada has mandated the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to deliver the Concierge Service.

The Concierge Service is part of the Government of Canada’s efforts to help SMEs identify and access the most appropriate business innovation assistance and programs and reflects the Government’s aim of bringing services from various departments and organizations together in a way that collectively responds to SME challenges.

Directory of Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Programs
Directory of Energy Efficiency and Alternative Energy Programs in Canada provides information on the efficiency and alternative energy programs of the Government of Canada, provincial and territorial governments, major electric and gas utilities and companies and major municipalities in Canada.

Global Affairs Canada – Canadian Trade Commissioner Service
From Canada to the rest of the world, we offer services to help Canadians in the international marketplace.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada works with Canadians in all areas of the economy and in all parts of the country to improve conditions for investment, enhance Canada’s innovation performance, increase Canada’s share of global trade and build a fair, efficient and competitive marketplace.

National Research Council – Industrial Research Assistance Program
The National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program is designed to help Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises meet the technological challenges they face in delivering new products, processes or services. Their goal is to enhance your innovation capacity, so that you may turn good ideas into profitable business lines as quickly as possible.

Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service
The Canadian Forest Service (CFS) is a science-based policy organization within Natural Resources Canada, a Government of Canada department that helps shape the important contributions of the natural resources sector to the Canadian economy, society and environment.

Natural Resources Canada – CanmetEnergy – Bioenergy Systems
NRCan CanmentEnergy – Bioenergy Systems Division’s vision is to increase the share of sustainable bioenergy in Canada’s energy mix and to advance Canada’s bioenergy supply through targeted research and development in partnership with industry. We also strive to lead Canada in developing dynamic biorefineries capable of providing clean and economic bioenergy and bioproducts from Canada’s vast renewable biomass resources. We conduct a wide range of research activities from proof of concept to continuous pilot plant processes for certain technologies.




Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
The Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading body for the assessment of climate change, established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic consequences.

US Department of Energy
The Department of Energy’s overarching mission is to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. The Department’s strategic goals to achieve the mission are designed to deliver results along five strategic themes:

  • Energy Security: Promoting America’s energy security through reliable, clean and affordable energy
  • Nuclear Security: Ensuring America’s nuclear security
  • Scientific Discovery and Innovation: Strengthening U.S. scientific discovery, economic competitiveness and improving quality of life through innovations in science and technology
  • Environmental Responsibility: Protecting the environment by providing a responsible resolution to the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production
  • Management Excellence: Enabling the mission through sound management

Within these themes there are sixteen strategic goals which are designed to help DOE successfully achieve its mission and vision.