Clean Technology and Industrial Innovation

5 Fuel Switch Projects

Canfor implemented five Sawmill Fuel Switch Projects that reduced GHG emissions from natural gas consumption at commercial sawmills through the operation of a heat-energy system that utilizes residual biomass feedstock. The projects were implemented at the Elko, Fort St. John, Mackenzie, Prince George, and Chetwynd Sawmills. Carbon offset funds enabled the sawmills to install a system that uses the waste product from the mill’s operations to create energy.

Environmental Benefits Assessment

Routific Solutions Inc. is a software company that has developed a route planning software platform that helps delivery businesses plan their routes more efficiently. Routific sought to assess the environmental benefits of its Holistic Routing Optimization Platform and its implementation in last-mile logistics businesses.

Aratu Fuel Switch Project

The Aratu Biomass Cogeneration Fuel Switch Project was developed by strategic partners Energias Renováveis do Brasil (ERB) and the Dow Chemical Company. Emissions reductions were realized through the switching from a natural gas fuel source to a biomass fuel source sourced from verified sustainable eucalyptus farms. The project was developed under the Dow-Rio 2016 Organizing Committee Carbon Partnership.

Environmental Benefits Assessment

Forward Water Technologies (FWT) is a Canadian clean technology company that developed a novel forward osmosis (FO) process using low energy inputs to drive the thermo-chemical draw solute re-cycling process, allowing for improved economics in the treatment of these waste streams. FWT sought to assess the environmental benefits of its process.