Skip header and navigation

9 records – page 1 of 1.

Bioenergie La Tuque (BELT) project summary (public version)

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8060
Author
Mehr, Nima Ghavidel
Gilani, Banafsheh
Rezaei, Hooman
Robinson, Travis
Volpé, Sylvain
Date
April 2021
Edition
48830
Material Type
Research report
Field
Bioproducts
Author
Mehr, Nima Ghavidel
Gilani, Banafsheh
Rezaei, Hooman
Robinson, Travis
Volpé, Sylvain
Date
April 2021
Edition
48830
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p.
Sector
Pulp Paper and Bioproducts
Field
Bioproducts
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Renewable natural resources
Biomass
Energy
Value added
Markets
Conversion factors
Pyrolysis
Series Number
Technical Report; TR 2021 N29
Language
English
Abstract
Bioenergie La Tuque (BELT) has targeted the production of renewable liquid hydrocarbon fuels (mostly diesel and aviation fuel) from forestry residues. The production of this type of biofuel is an important and necessary factor enabling Canada to meet its greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Its importance rests on the potential inherent in the utilization of abundant and sustainable lignocellulosic feedstock, which does not compete with food as well as its complete compatibility with existing transportation fuel markets. BELT’s technology assessment team employed a systematic approach to identify mature technologies with the potential to meet the needs of BELT’s proposed biorefinery. A stepwise approach was used to sift through a wide range of biomass conversion technologies. The first fourteen (14) technologies were selected from a list of over 600 technologies by eliminating those that were not appropriate for the required conversion, lacked the necessary technological maturity, or were defunct.
Documents
Less detail

A bioenergy strategy for British Columbia

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub3049
Contributor
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests and Range
British Columbia. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
BC Hydro
Forintek Canada Corp.
Date
November 2006
Edition
39695
Material Type
Research report
Field
Bioproducts
Contributor
British Columbia. Ministry of Forests and Range
British Columbia. Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
BC Hydro
Forintek Canada Corp.
Date
November 2006
Edition
39695
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
1 v.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Bioproducts
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Utilization
Renewable natural resources
Biomass
Series Number
W-2980
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Biomass
Renewable natural resources
Utilization
Documents
Less detail

Le bois canadien : naturellement renouvelable, incontestablement écologique

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39870
Contributor
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPCA)
Canadian Wood Council (CWC)
Date
2009
Material Type
Pamphlet
Field
Sustainable Construction
Contributor
Forest Products Association of Canada (FPCA)
Canadian Wood Council (CWC)
Date
2009
Material Type
Pamphlet
Physical Description
22 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Building materials
Wood
Renewable natural resources
Environment
Location
Québec, Québec
Language
French
Abstract
Sustainability
Building construction - Design - Canada
Documents
Less detail

Building materials in the context of sustainable development : an analytical framework

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub42903
Author
Trusty, W.B.
Date
December 1991
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Trusty, W.B.
Contributor
Forintek Canada Corp.
Date
December 1991
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
21 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Renewable natural resources
Quality control
Qualitative analysis
Materials
Building construction
Series Number
W-2978
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
This report describes an analytical framework developed to assess the relative advantages and disadvantages of different building materials from an environmental perspective. The ultimate objective is to develop and make available a systems model which will allow building designers to assess the environmental impacts of using different kinds of building materials in structural applications. When completely operational the model will deal with critical impacts on the physical environment, measured in natural units (e.g. gigajoules of embodied energy or kilograms of atmospheric emissions) in a holistic, cradle-to-grave framework. The model will be applicable to light commercial/institutional structures as well as single family and low-rise residential construction. The purpose here is to report on our work to date, with emphasis on the framework and its application, and to facilitate an exchange of information with others who are taking parallel courses and grappling with similar problems. The report also includes some interim results for wood and steel building materials which demonstrate how the model can be used. We start with a discussion of the concept of sustainable development because that concept is central to our approach. Subsequent sections of this report then detail the analytical framework and provide examples of the results we're obtaining.
Building construction - Materials used
Environmental quality
Renewable natural resources
Documents
Less detail

Compendium of watershed restoration activities, techniques and trials in Western Canada

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub36678
Author
Kosicki, Kris
Gillies, Clayton
Sutherland, Brad
Date
March 1997
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Kosicki, Kris
Gillies, Clayton
Sutherland, Brad
Date
March 1997
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
1 v.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Wildlife
Watershed
Water
Stream
Sediment control
Roads
Riparian zones
Research
Renewable natural resources
Operations
Harvesting
Canada
Series Number
FERIC Special Report ; SR-000119
Language
English
Abstract
Forest managers in western Canada are now treating old forest roads and harvested sites to mitigate environmental concerns. This Compendium has been developed to assist practitioners in western Canada in selecting and implementing restoration measures appropriate to their needs and conditions. Watershed restoration activities, techniques and research trials in western North America are described and contacts for further information are given. Additions to the Compendium will be made on an ongoing basis.
Watershed restoration
Forest operations
COMPENDIUMS
Western Canada
Harvesting
Forest roads
Road deactivation
Landslides
Stream management
Riparian zone management
Wildlife habitat
Fish habitat
Research
Road drainage
Sediment control
FOREST RENEWAL BC
Documents
Less detail

Getting value from every fibre : making the most of Alberta's lignocellulose resource

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub37844
Contributor
Alberta Advanced Education & Technology
Date
March 2007
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Contributor
Alberta Advanced Education & Technology
Date
March 2007
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
37 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Research
Renewable natural resources
Lignocellulose
Biomass
Alberta
Series Number
W-2448
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Lignocellulose - Research, Renewable natural resources. Biomass - Alberta - Alberta Research Council
Documents
Less detail

Resource assessment program development: problem analysis

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub923
Author
Middleton, G.R.
Date
March 1992
Edition
37283
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Middleton, G.R.
Date
March 1992
Edition
37283
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
14 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Wood quality
Wood
Utilization
Research
Renewable natural resources
Quality control
Qualitative analysis
Growth
Series Number
Forestry Canada No. 25
Contract no. 1212K020
W-936
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
Forest resource issues in Canada vary by region, but in general, the forest industry is faced with a continuing decline in the volume and quality of available timber. Doing more with less will be the key to profitability. Changing, and increasingly fragmented markets, mean that industry must have improved information descriptive of the end- product potential of the current forest resource. Rapidly increasing expenditures on stand management make it imperative that governments and industry be provided with information describing how present silvicultural practices will impact on future wood quality. In some regions, where managed forests are approaching rotation age, information is needed to help industry examine its options for harvesting, processing and marketing this emerging resource. Forintek Canada Corp. has established a national program of resource assessment to meet the need for information that will permit the consideration of wood quality in processing, marketing and stand management decisions. The objective of this problem analysis was to ensure that resource characterization research is structured such that results of interdisciplinary work, done within Forintek or by cooperating agencies, can be successfully integrated to provide comprehensive answers to resource utilization and stand management questions. This report describes the development of the resource assessment research program, the goals established for it and the framework within which they will be accomplished.
Renewable natural resources
Utilization - Research
Wood quality
Growth - Influence on quality
Forest products - Research
Documents
Less detail

Selling wood products to the green building market - a guide for wood product manufacturers : understanding green building programs in the residential and non-residential sectors - Version 2

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39843
Author
Tardif, P.
O'Connor, J.
Date
2013
Material Type
Guide
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Tardif, P.
O'Connor, J.
Date
2013
Material Type
Guide
Research report
Physical Description
83 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Market Analysis
Subject
Renewable natural resources
Building construction
Series Number
W-3101
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Language
English
Abstract
This guide is meant to help Canadian wood product manufacturers navigate the green marketplace by serving as an introduction to the green building movement, which is an increasingly important driver of material selection. In addition to the voluntary LEED program in widespread usage through North America, several US green codes and standards are also in place, leading designers to turn to manufacturers for help in meeting some of the objectives of those voluntary and regulatory programs. Some important examples of green codes and standards include the National Green Building Standard for residential buildings, the Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings, the California Green Building Standards Code, and the US International Green Construction Code.
Building construction
Renewable natural resources
Energy resources
Documents
Less detail

A synthesis of research on wood products and greenhouse gas impacts. 2nd edition

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub39868
Author
Sathre, R.
O'Connor, J.
Date
2010
Edition
2nd ed.
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Sathre, R.
O'Connor, J.
Date
2010
Edition
2nd ed.
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
123 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Advanced Wood Materials
Subject
Renewable natural resources
Quality control
Qualitative analysis
Design
Building construction
Series Number
Technical report TR-19R
W-3120
Language
English
Abstract
In this review, existing scientific literature was examined to summarize findings, or range of findings, addressing the net life cycle greenhouse gas footprint of wood construction products. Numerous international studies were reviewed for findings on fossil energy used in wood manufacturing compared to alternatives, the avoidance of industrial process carbon emissions as with cement manufacturing, the storage of carbon in forests and forest products, the use of wood by-products as a biofuel replacement for fossil fuels, and carbon storage and emission due to forest products in landfills. Interpretation of the various findings sought to clarify whether actively managing forests for wood products is better, worse or neutral for climate change versus leaving forests in their natural states. Data from a subset of the reviewed studies were then used in a meta-analysis of displacement factors, that is, the quantification of greenhouse gas emission avoided per unit of wood used in place of other materials. All of the studies reviewed found that the production of wood-based materials results in less greenhouse gas emission than the production of alternatives. Over the complete life cycle of wood products, the great majority of studies also found lower total emission for wood products. End-of-life management of wood products is the single most significant variable for the full life cycle carbon profile of wood products. The few studies with scenarios in which the greenhouse gas emission of wood products is greater than that of alternatives addressed worst-case wood disposal options. The overall consensus provides a clear carbon rationale for increasing wood substitution for other products, provided that forests are sustainably managed and that wood waste and by-products are used responsibly.
Documents
Less detail

9 records – page 1 of 1.