BCBN Bioenergy Network is the catalyst for deploying near-term bioenergy technologies and supporting mission-driven research to build a world class bioenergy capability in BC. To achieve this, BCBN invests in technology development and demonstration as well as targeted capacity building.
1. Technology Development and Demonstration Projects
BCBN is looking for first-time innovative applications of bioenergy in BC that can be replicated across the province, including:
- Technology commercialization
- Pilot demonstrations
- Full-scale commercial facilities
Projects may utilize technology that has been:
- Developed in British Columbia
- Successfully deployed in other jurisdictions but not deployed in British Columbia
Value Stream or Product Areas:
- Solid wood residues
This stream deals with by-products from solid wood processing.
- Pulp and paper residues
This stream deals with by-products from the pulping process including waste treatment systems.
- Harvesting and pelleting
This stream deals with the transformation of biomass and its densification as fuel inputs for a variety of energy processing systems, thermochemical, biochemical or combustion.
- Existing Municipal Landfill
This stream deals with the collection and utilization of landfill gases.
- Municipal wastewater
This stream deals with municipal wastewater treatment systems.
- Municipal solid waste
This stream deals with the utilization of waste, organic and non-organic fractions, to energy.
- Heat and Power Systems
This stream deals with the utilization of any variety of biomass sources for the production of energy in the form of heating, electricity generation, gas generation and CO2 utilization for greenhouses.
- Agriculture residues
This steam deals with agricultural animal wastes, crops, and other agricultural residues.
Technology Development and Demonstration Projects to Date
2. Capacity Building Projects
On a selective basis, BCBN has supported capacity building initiatives that support specific areas of bioenergy development in the province.
Capacity-Building Projects to Date:
- BCBN would typically consider supporting 10-30% of total project costs.
- Grants are considered for projects that demonstrate more innovation and/or commercial risk.
- Loans are the more likely financing option where the commercial risk is less.