David Dubois - Fresh Outlook Foundation

Report
Leading the Way in
Bioenergy: Successes in
Small Communities
November 27, 2013
David Dubois - Project Coordinator
Wood Waste to Rural Heat Project
Wood Waste to Rural Heat Project Goals
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Work with communities, First Nations and Not-for-Profits assisting
them to understand and adopt biomass heating solutions
Previously known as the Green Heat Initiative
Independent source of Information
Biomass is one of least expensive form
of Energy in BC
Comparative Energy Prices in
BC1
Fuel Type
Unit
Sale
size
Retail Price
Natural Gas
GJ
$11-12/GJ
Propane
Litre
$0.48-0.63/l
Fuel Oil
Litre
$0.74-0.97/l
Electricity
kWh
¢6.8-8.3/kWh
Ponderosa
Pine
Cord
$200-250/cord
Wood Chips
Green
Tonne
$35-55/Tonne
Pellets
(Retail)
Tonne
$175-210/tonne
30
20
15
10
Pellets
Wood Chips
Cord Wood
Electricity
Oil
0
Propane
5
Natural Gas
Price per GJ
25
Biomass Heating - Using Wood Chips or
Pellets as Fuel
Enderby District Heating System
http://www.thefullwiki.org/Beehive_burner
Baldy Hughes Treatment
Centre Biomass District
Heat
After – Biomass Fired
Before – Oil Fired
Fink District Heating System in Enderby –
Technical Specs
Heat Storage Tank
Boiler
Fuel Storage Bunker
Lillooet REC Centre Case Study
Boiler Only
Without
Grants
Total Capital
$411,000
$411,000
DoL Investment
$140,000
$411,000
Savings
$26,000
$26,000
Payback
5 Years
16 Years
NPV
$97,000
-$21,000
IRR
17%
-1%
www.ruralbcgreenenergy.com
 193 tonnes CO2e reduction
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Granisle Firehall
BFP – with all
grants
BFP –
without
OBAC
BFP –
Without Gas
Tax and
OBAC
Total Project
Cost
$60,800
$60,800
$60,800
VG
Contribution
$6,300
$26,300
$60,800
$3,900
$3,900
$3,900
< 2 Years
8 Years
16 Years
$42,300
$22,300
-$12,200
62%
14%
2%
Fuel Savings
Simple
Payback
Net Present
Value
Internal Rate
of Return
15 tonnes CO2 e reduction
Tonewood Fruitvale BC
Burns Lake BC
Remote Schools in BC
Alexis Creek School
Tatla Lake School
Contact
For more information
www.woodwaste2ruralheat.ca
Or Contact me
David Dubois, BSChE
Project Coordinator
[email protected]
800-661-2293
250-457-7319

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