Bio-Organizations

BC Bioenergy Network
Established in April 2008 with a $25 million grant from the BC government, the BC Bioenergy Network is an industry-led initiative that is the catalyst for deploying near-term bioenergy technologies and supporting mission-driven research to build a world class bioenergy capability in BC.

BC Green Heat Initiative
The Rural and Remote Communities Green Heat Initiative project supporting the development of British Columbia’s bio-energy sector by providing market and industry development assistance for green heat projects.

BioFuelNet Canada
BioFuelNet Canada is a Network of Centres of Excellence that brings together the Canadian biofuels research community. The objective of BioFuelNet is to aggressively address the challenges impeding the growth of an advanced biofuels industry, which is a key component of the energy mix of the future. Advanced biofuels are produced from non-food materials, such as algae, agricultural waste, forestry by-products and municipal waste.

Biomass Energy Resource Center
The Biomass Energy Resource Center (BERC) is an independent, national nonprofit organization located in Montpelier, Vermont with a Midwest office in Madison, Wisconsin. BERC assists communities, colleges and universities, state and local governments, businesses, utilities, schools, and others in making the most of their local biomass energy resources.

Biomass Thermal Energy Council
The Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC) is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing the use of biomass for heat and other thermal energy applications.

Canadian Biomass Innovation Network
The Canadian Biomass Innovation Network (CBIN) is a network of federal researchers, program managers, policy makers, and expert advisors partnered with industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, other government levels and the international community. The Network’s goal is to continually ensure the availability of knowledge, technology and enabling policy required to support the development of a sustainable Canadian bioeconomy.

Canadian Bioenergy Association
Canadian Bioenergy Association (CanBio) is the voice of the Canadian bioenergy industry. Their mission is to promote bioenergy development in transition to a bio-economy, with a focus on heat and power generation, next generation biofuels, bio-chemicals and other bio-products.

Canadian Renewable Fuels Association
Founded in 1984, the Canadian Renewable Fuels Association (CRFA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote the use of value added products made from renewable resources through consumer awareness and government liaison activities.

Canmet Energy
CanmetENERGY is the Canadian leader in clean energy research and technology development. With over 450 scientists, engineers and technicians and more than 100 years of experience, they are Canada's knowledge centre for scientific expertise on clean energy technologies.

Forest Bioenergy
The Forest Bioenergy website is designed for information sharing among natural resource management and extension professionals as well as community planning and development professionals.

FPInnovations
FPInnovations was created through the consolidation of Canada’s three leading forest sector research institutes (Feric, Forintek and Paprican), and the structuring of the Canadian Wood Fibre Centre within the Canadian Forest Service (CFS). FPInnovations works towards optimizing the forest sector value chain.

Go Pellets Canada
Go Pellets Canada is all about information, education, and the promotion of Canadian pellets for use in Canada. To that end, CanBio has been working to generate infomation that addresses key questions and issues facing existing and potential pellet users.

IEA Bioenergy
IEA Bioenergy is an international collaboration in bioenergy research, development and education. This educational site was created by the IEA Bioenergy Task 29, and has the aim to educate the general public about biomass.

National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is a US federal laboratory dedicated to the research, development, commercialization and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient technologies. NREL is developing technologies to convert biomass to fuels.

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association
The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is a province-wide, member-based, non-profit organization representing approximately 200 organizations and individuals including private citizens, cooperatives, farmers, First Nations, businesses, institutions and municipalities. OSEA members are engaged in or supporting Community Power projects and renewable energy.

Pellet Fuels Institute
The Pellet Fuels Institute is a North American trade association promoting energy independence through the efficient use of clean, renewable, densified biomass fuel.

Wood Energy Net (WENET)
Wenet is a network of leading experts, organisations, manufacturing companies and suppliers offering tailored sustainable energy solutions which cover the entire wood energy value chain as well as modern district heating systems.

Wood Pellet Association of Canada
The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) is the voice of the Canadian wood pellet industry. Members include producers, shipping companies, port terminals, equipment suppliers, consultants, and all those dedicated to a vibrant, healthy, world-competitive industry.

Bio-Tools

FPJoule
A biomass conversion tool for calculating energy cost, economic advantages, fuel parameters, and a report tab, which allows users to see an overview of the analysis and to print a copy.

BIMAT - Biomass Inventory Mapping and Analysis Tool
BIMAT offers interactive queries and thematic maps that can guide users to sources in Canada of precisely the kinds and amounts of feedstocks they need for their processing plants.

OilPrice.com Widgets
All of their widgets are free to use and give website owners, publishers and bloggers the ability to add engaging financial content, commodity data, news and other useful tools to their websites.

Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
Did you ever wonder what reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 1 million metric tons means in everyday terms? The greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator can help you understand just that.

Bio-Videos

AESI Video Tutorial of Witchita, KS Installation
BTEC facility tour of Witchita, KS Installation.

Skanden Video Tutorial of Marchel and Legumenfrais Greenhouses
BTEC facility tour of Marchel and Legumenfrais Greenhouses.

Woody Biomass: Filling the Fossil Fuel Gap
An informative video from the University of Guelph and Canadian Wood Fibre Centre.

District Energy: Nows the time
A video about biomass district energy.

Biomass District Heating: Barnsley UK
An informative video about biomass district heating in Barnsley UK.

Glenshellach: Oban, Scotland
Vital Energi showcases their award winning biomass district heating scheme providing a turnkey solution for an affordable housing scheme in Oban, Scotland.

Forest Based Bioenergy
Bioenergy is any form of energy produced from biomass. Forest biomass comes from three sources: mill residues, forest harvest residues and plantations deliberately grown for energy production. Research at the Canadian Forest Service is attempting to specify the quantities of biomass that can be removed from a forest without harming it.

The UNBC Bioenergy Project
As Canada's Green University™, UNBC is committed to being a leader in renewable energy thought and practice, a goal identified in our most recent University Plan. We are demonstrating excellence in energy efficiency while providing leadership to communities in the transition to renewable energy sources.

Wood - nature's stroke of genius
Wood promotion material from The Danish Wood Initiative.

Bio-Resources

The Canadian NTFP Business Companion
A comprehensive NTFP business guide on CD/DVD that's full of business ideas & resources for entrepreneurs in Canada and the northern United States.

Forest Biomass Harvesting & Policy in Canada
British Columbia's Ministry of Environment has released a report on forest biomass harvesting and related policy in Canada.

Small Giant of Bioenergy
This Finnish research-based tool provides users with the ability to learn about different bioenergy sources and how to utilise domestic biomass most efficiently and economically.

Biomass Innovation Centre