Is there enough residual biomass in Ontario to fuel a converted coal plant?

biomass plant. Tracy, California
Truck unloading wood chips that will fuel the Tracy Biomass Plant, Tracy, California.

That’s the hope. Use forest waste, agricultural leftovers, and non-food crops to power what used to be a coal plant with biomass only.

The logistics though, are daunting, getting all that stuff to the plant, and doing it in a way that doesn’t spew massive amounts of CO2 in the process.

2 thoughts on “Is there enough residual biomass in Ontario to fuel a converted coal plant?

  1. A huge problem I have addressed in a couple of different local Oregon High Desert analysis of “getting the wood out” – the biomass doesn’t pay enough as an end result product for an independent contractor (gyppo in Logger-ese) to make any money cutting, yarding and delivering the product. The only way to make this profitable would be for… ready?… the government to subsidize the Loggers.

    1. Plus it would seem that the carbon footprint from all those chain saws and diesel trucks carting the wood would be huge.

      But it would employ a bunch of people.

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