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Investment Opportunity: Bio-Mass Tri-Gen Facility

Natural Resources Canada describes a bio-economy as being "based on the use of renewable biological resources and bioprocesses for more sustainable and eco-efficient manufacturing of goods.

Students from Lakehead Universitys Community Service Learning courses, led by Dr. Chander Shahi in collaboration with Lakehead Universitys Food Security Research Network, conducted a study on development of a Biomass Tri-Gen facility in Greenstone. This study concluded that a Biomass Tri-Gen facility would be an economically viable option in order to:
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  • Meet energy needs 
  • Provide a localized and sustainable energy source
  • Involve Municipality and First Nations
  • Optimize procurement of bio-mass
  • Increase jobs and economic potential of the region
  • Diversify resource base
  • Enhance value-added sector
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

To view the studies by Lakehead's students, please click on the following links:

Please click here for an executive summary of the 'Ensuring Wood Supply for Greenstone Biomass Tri-Gen Facility' document.

Please contact Economic Development Office to learn more about this investment opportunity.