Adams Lake Biomass-Fired Energy System(ID: 100000000000699)
British Columbia Government
International Forest Products (Interfor) relied on liquefied natural gas to fuel its Adams Lake sawmill. But using large quantities of this fossil fuel not only meant a 750km round trip to transport the fuel, but also greenhouse gas emissions at the mill. Interfor found an innovative yet practical solution, turning to wood waste from its own operations to provide fuel to the sawmill. The highly efficient energy system is used to dry lumber and provide heat for the mill during cold winter months. The project not only diverts wood waste from landfills, but also results in better air quality. This, in turn, boosts tourism and environmental values in this popular recreation destination and important salmon-spawning area.