UBC MALCOLM KNAPP BIOMASS ENERGY SYSTEM
Small-scale biomass heating and district energy system
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.