Ontario’s forests and farms represent vast, renewable supplies of carbon neutral biomass fuel-wood wastes, agricultural residues and purpose grown crops.
This domestic fuel could be used at the Thunder Bay Generating Station and the idle Lambton Generating Station could be easily converted to biomass and natural gas to generate electricity when needed.
Apart from recycling these existing provincially-owned generation and transmission assets and reducing GHG emissions, domestically-sourced biomass fuel would improve our province’s energy security, create thousands of jobs in forestry, agriculture and transportation and help stimulate Ontario’s emerging bio-economy.
A Canadian Success Story!
Ontario’s Atikokan GS is the largest 100% biomass fuelled station in North America and the Thunder Bay GS conversion to advanced biomass is the first in the world.