Manitoba proposed rules encourage biomass power
New regulations proposed by the Manitoba government aim to improve air quality in the province while encouraging the use of natural biomass materials as fuel.
Manitoba Conservation Minister Bill Blaikie made the announcement August 23, emphasizing that the new rules would help make the air cleaner and also streamline the approval process for new clean energy systems such as biomass, as a heat and power source to replace fossil fuels.
Thermal treatment technologies included in the proposal are combustion, gasification and pyrolysis. Blaikie added that the proposed laws would make biomass-based systems more attractive to industry by putting in place a simpler and faster permit system.
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