Carbon Offsets and Biomass Based Renewable Energy Projects

Carbon OffsetsWhat is BC‘s potential for economically viable, biomass-based, renewable energy projects capable of generating greenhouse gas offsets? By exploring suitable bioenergy technologies for on and off-grid applications along with their associated fuel types, identifying potential bioenergy project sites within the province of BC, and through the preparation of a ‘biomass inventory’ of economically available biomass throughout the province, the project examines this question. A review of published data, and consultations with industry, government, academic experts and organizations, will generate an estimate of the number and location of economically viable renewable energy projects in BC. The estimate will result from incorporating the technology, supply, and demand-side characteristics identified in the research phase into a spreadsheet-based mathematical and financial model.