On February 11, 2019, Agriculture Minister MacAulay and other elected officials joined BioFuelNet Canada in announcing the BioMass Canada Cluster.
More details to come.
About BioMass Canada (BMC)
BMC’s mandate is to mobilize Canada’s agricultural sector to commoditize biomass for bioenergy and bioproducts, to benefit agricultural producers in all regions of Canada, while mitigating and adapting to a changing climate. BMC’s proposal will enable Canadian farmers to earn additional revenues from residues, biomass crops grown on marginal lands and from the emerging carbon credit markets.
This cluster is focussed on de-risking and commoditizing agricultural biomass through the use of complete value chains for rural and remote applications, using emerging technologies that improve the profitability of production, pre-processing, handling and storage. These technologies have the potential to revolutionize the agricultural production of biomass crops and residues across Canada, in order to sustainably meet Canada’s growing need for biomass, to produce fibre and fuel.
The cluster vision is that by 2030, the Canadian agricultural sector will be a world leader in the production of competitive biomass for bioenergy and bioproducts. The agricultural sector will also adapt to climate change by extending into more northern regions and developing more resilient agricultural products and practices.