BC Bioenergy Network

Capacity Building Projects

BCBN has supported several strategic capacity building initiatives in specific areas of bioenergy development, including forest biomass residues, agriculture residuals, and municipal waste.

Capacity-building projects help organizations and companies acquire the knowledge or capabilities they need to implement effective bioenergy initiatives.

To date, BCBN has invested approximately $1.42 million into 12 capacity building projects, ranging from market evaluations, to biomass availability studies, to planning and technical feasibility studies.


  • Helped create industry hubs in the BC North Central Region, close to large sources of woody biomass;
  • Provided support for BC’s agriculture industry to develop the “agri-energy” sector; and
  • Assisted First Nations groups to develop solutions for replacing diesel and propane systems with reliable and renewable energy systems in remote BC communities.
  • Facilitating collaborative research between BC and Korea, investigating carbon reduction related to fuels and chemicals from biomass.

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