Our role in the bio-economy
What is bioenergy?
Bioenergy is derived from organic materials including wood waste, agriculture crops, animal manure, food waste, as well as municipal waste streams (solids, waste water and landfill gases). Through conversion processes, this organic material can be transformed to produce electricity, heat, valuable biofuels and specialty chemicals.
What We Do
BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) is building British Columbia’s new bio-economy by championing bioenergy development and creating greater value from our biomass resources.
We accomplish our mandate through four major initiatives:
1. Investing in pilot and full-scale capital demonstration projects by providing grants, loans, and equity investments. Learn More.
2. Supporting capacity building projects from evaluations to planning and technical feasibility studies. Learn More.
3. Providing information on the bioenergy sector, including feedstock supply, technologies, end products, projects, companies, industry events and news. Learn More.
4. Sponsoring educational events, conferences and workshops; advocating to attract world-class bioenergy events to the province. Learn More.