Around the world, governments are working to decrease reliance on energy sources like coal and fossil fuels. Bioenergy, which uses by-products from pulp and lumber production to create electricity, provides a renewable, carbon-neutral alternative.
“Waste” from the production process can be burned to create energy. Since Alberta forestry companies plant and nurture new trees for every tree harvest, the carbon released by burning is offset by the carbon the new trees absorb, creating a carbon-neutral cycle.
This innovative use of what used to be considered waste is already having an impact on how energy is produced around the world.