Teslin Biomass Project
In 2017, the Teslin Tlingit Council of Teslin, Yukon proceeded with a district-heating project that would use locally-sourced wood chips for fuel. The biomass district heating provides cost-efficient heating of large areas and creates an anchor client with guaranteed demand for the community sawmill. In the future, additional buildings can be easily included in district heating. The biomass project delivers local and regional economic benefits through the sawmill and the community’s participation in providing biomass wood-waste from permitted timber harvesting and incidental harvesting of wood-waste. The permitted timber harvesting also reduces the high fire-risk from the significant over growth in the surrounding forest.
Lower Mattagami River – Project Camp
In 2011, Ontario Power Generation was due to start redevelopment of the Lower Mattagami Hydroelectric Complex. As the Complex is located in a remote area of Northern Ontario, a camp would be required to house the more than 600 workers involved in the project. In addition to the individual rooms for the workers, the camp would also need an office complex, a kitchen/dining room, laundry and recreational facilities, and a health centre.
Mining- Rankin Inlet, Nunavut
The Meliadine Gold Project is located in the Kivalliq District of Nunavut approximately 22 kilometres northwest of Rankin Inlet. It is a huge mining project and is expected to have an initial production life of 9 years, bringing economic development and infrastructure to the area and creating hundreds of jobs.
Donnandale Farms Biodigester
Donnandale Farms near Stirling Ontario is a typical family-owned dairy
operation with about 650 head of cattle. Like most livestock operations,
energy is a constant and costly necessity with huge demand for electricity,
heat and hot water. The Donnans made a decision to supply their own
energy using the manure produced by their cows. They have turned waste
into an asset.
Transit Snowmelt Projects
Snow melting systems are a convenient and cost-effective method of
automatically clearing snow and ice from surfaces such as parking areas,
emergency access areas, and sidewalks. An effective snow melting system
protects any area from snow and ice accumulation. Ecoflex® takes water from
the boiler and distributes it through the network of piping embedded in the
concrete, sand or asphalt preventing the build-up of snow and ice on
walkways and roadways. Snow melting systems even function during storms
and by keeping the area clear at all times, they improve the safety of those
walking or driving on the surface. A snowmelt system may also extend the life
of the concrete, asphalt or under pavers by eliminating the use of salts or
other de-icing chemicals, physical damage from winter service vehicles and
damage due to extreme temperature fluctuations and repetitive freeze and
thaw cycles. The sensors also detect as soon as the surface is dry and
immediately shut the system off, optimizing the energy effciency of the
Mont-Carmel Biomass Project
In 2008 the Corporation of the Municipality of Mont-Carmel embarked on
a plan of forest development as an offshoot of its Rural Laboratory
Project. One of the projects was to use the woody material of forest cuts
to provide a renewable energy source to feed a boiler that would heat
three buildings within the village, the primary school, the church and the
municipal centre. In 2011 a dedicated concrete building was constructed
at the north-west corner of the school to house the boiler room and
storage facilities for the biomass. A network of pipes connecting all the
buildings moves glycol through the system and transports the boiler’s
energy to the school and the church. Due to its distance from the boiler
room, a separate boiler which uses pellets only was installed in the
municipal centre for its heating needs.