Inquiry into wood-to-fuel plant feasibility requested

Revelstoke Review
October 20, 2017
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

Revelstoke’s propane consumption could be replaced with fuel created from pulpwood, city council heard during a report by Cornelius Suchy… Revelstoke spends more than $12-million annually on imported fossil fuels, Suchy told council. The study looked in part at how a made-in Revelstoke approach to converting wood waste into energy could look. The Revelstoke Community Forest Corporation, Downie, Stella Jones and Louisiana Pacific are all forest tenure holders in the Revelstoke area. In many of their tenures, there is hemlock timber. It remains “low margin” or “unprofitable” due to a high degree of rot, which doesn’t allow for the timber to be processed into dimensional lumber. …Hemlock remains a strong candidate for wood to fuel bioenergy.

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