Low Carbon Bio + Synthetic Fuels

Biomass to clean energy and organic food production

THE PROBLEM

Salish Environmental Group has developed systems for collection of over 4000 tonnes of construction, demolition, and forestry wood waste. However, this resource remains largely underutilized as a bioresource and still contributes significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. The Sunshine Coast faces a deficit of local food production and food security, with 98% of its food being imported. There is a tremendous opportunity to enhance sovereignty for both energy and food production, reducing this reliance on imports.

THE SOLUTION

Salish Environmental Group is strengthening its Indigenous commitment to protect its swiva (territory). With funding from CICE, the company is developing a co-generation technology that utilizes CO2 from construction, demolition, and forestry wood waste for year-round organic greenhouse production, heating, and site electrification.

Salish Environmental Group is also exploring the potential for a community-scaled power plant through net metering. By comparing the CO2 balance from utilizing local bioresources versus natural gas for greenhouse production, the total GHG reduction is 420,000 kg of CO2e/year and 160,000 kg of organic vegetables produced.

PROJECT STATUS
Active
PROJECT CATEGORY
Low Carbon Bio + Synthetic Fuels
FUNDING RECIPIENT
Salish Environmental Group
CICE FUNDING AMOUNT
$750,000
PROJECT VALUE
$2,538,000