Biomass Heating Systems for Communities Webinar – January 22, 2015
Webinar slides: Introduction & Closing – Biomass Heating Systems for Communities January 2015 City of Enderby & Fink Machine – Biomass Heating Systems for Communities, January 2015 WoodWaste2Rural Heat- Biomass Heating Systems for...
FIRST Heat is is an accessible screening-level calculator for fire interface risk management and use of that fiber for community heating. Three institutions have been involved in a study to facilitate the first steps of this planning to communities: the University of British Columbia, and BC-based non-profit organizations Community Energy Association and Wood Waste to Rural Heat Project. The partnership brings together forest ecosystem modelling and research with expert knowledge on alternative energy technologies and effective outreach to help bridge the gap between alternative energy planning and implementation for small communities that may not have the capacity to conduct such feasibility studies themselves.
Powering Our Communities
British Columbia is fortunate to have prodigious clean energy resources. Opportunities likely to be of interest to local governments in British Columbia include:• Small or micro hydroelectric power, including opportunities within municipal water systems• Energy from waste, from anaerobic digestion of organic waste, or gasification• Landfill gas utilization• Woodwaste and other biomass sources• Solar photovoltaic power• Small wind power• Fuel cell generation.
Small Scale Biomass District Heating Guide
The ‘Small-scale Biomass District Heating Guide’ is written primarily for local governments and First Nations elected officials and staff to support an active local government and band role in the development of clean energy and a green economy. The Guide supports the growing number of small communities across British Columbia interested in making a business case for biomass district heating.