With the financial support of the AgriScience Program of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) aims to produce e pellets of high quality from biomass resources.

As a member of BioFuelNet Canada (BFN), the UBC Biomass and Bioenergy Research Group (BBRG) is leading this project in collaboration with the Canadian Wood Pellet Association (WPAC) and BFN. The research project is part of the BioMass Canada Cluster which has the general objective of mobilizing underutilized biomass resources in Canada to commercialize biomass for bioenergy, biofuel and bioproduct purposes.

The research project provides an opportunity to develop successful collaborations with the Canadian wood pellet industry to produce high quality pellets from agricultural waste in Canada. The pellets produced will be integrated into the existing wood grain and pellet supply chains to minimize their logistics costs.

“This is an incredibly project led by the University of British Columbia’s Biomass and Bioenergy Research group. We support this project because it has the potential, not only to grow our bioeconomy with clean energy, but also to add value to farmers’ crops and by-products that would otherwise be wasted. These are the types of clean energy investments that Canadians want to see right now, “said Joyce Murray, Digital Government Minister, on behalf of Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

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