Biomass Harvesting in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Forest: From the Forest to the Mill

April 18, 2012
Algoma’s Water Tower Inn, Sault Ste. Marie, ON

The Biomass Innovation Centre took part in the Forestry Research Partnership's Science Seminar to deliver a special biomass session. We worked with the Forestry Research Partnership (FRP) to develop a series of training modules related to biomass harvesting and processing in the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Forest (GLSL) region. The modules present best practices for planning, harvesting and processing operations in partial cut systems. Along with the FRP, the following organizations were also consulted and provided technical information for module development: Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Tembec Inc., FPInnovations, Nipissing Forest Resource Management Inc. and Sturgeon Falls Brush & Contracting Inc. This was the first, in a series of continuing education workshops, related to biomass harvesting, being delivered across the GLSL forest region in Ontario.

Ontario Forest Biofibre: Yours to Discover
Joe Maure, Forest Bioeconomy Unit, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, joe.maure@ontario.ca

Biomass Harvesting in the GLSL Forest
Brian Batchelor, Consultant

An Overview of Active Biomass Harvest Research Trials in Ontario
Al Stinson, Southern Science & Information Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, al.stinson@ontario.ca

Guideline Exceptions for Full-Tree Harvesting in Shelterwood Regeneration Cuts: Results from Recent Monitoring
Scott McPherson, Southern Science & Information Section, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources

Bioenergy, Soil Productivity and Biodiversity in the Northeast Superior Forest Community
Paul Hazlett, Great Lakes Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, paul.hazlett@NRCan-RNCan.gc.ca

Biomass Processing in the GLSL Forest
Brian Batchelor, Consultant

Heavy Consequences of Moisture Content Biomass for Energy
Brad Sutherland, FPInnovations, brad.sutherland@fpinnovations.ca

Grinding and Harvesting Slash Piles: A Contractor's Perspective
J.P. Martin, Sturgeon Falls Brush and Contracting Ltd., jp@sfbl.ca

Click here for a copy of the full two-day agenda.