PROJECT OVERVIEW

The traditional heart of the Canadian forestry and downstream processing industry has faced a series of challenges over recent years; increasing in frequency for a variety of reasons.

Among these has been a continued rise in forest fires and the damage caused by the Mountain Pine Beetle, a species of bark beetle native to the forests of Western North America from Mexico to central British Columbia. Current outbreaks of the Mountain Pine Beetle and its microbial associates have destroyed huge areas of pine forests, including more than 16 million of the 55 million hectares of forest in British Columbia.

RMDE is able to address the damaged fibre harvesting challenges created by both of these problems. Through the use of its 2nd-generation biomass technologies, RMDE can create an environmentally friendly finished fuel from fibre which would otherwise have no use, allowing for the regeneration and reforestation of vast tracts of affected forestry.

In this way, RMDE is facilitating the recovery of British Columbia’s forestry industry in an environmentally and economically viable fashion.

BRITISH COLUMBIA BACKGROUND

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Over decades, logs transported or stored have floated in the ocean off the coastline of British Columbia creating vast legacy landfills and dumps composed of decomposing ‘hog’ which leaches into the ground as well as other watercourses as the material breaks down.They absorb substantial amounts of salt which is non combustible and is emitted as a fine particulate when the hogged fuel is burned, and is extremely hazardous to the environment.

RMDE has tested and proven its technologies in the removal, recycling and production of clean biofuels from this particularly difficult fibre and intends to construct a series of plants across the Province to take both ‘legacy’ and ‘arising’ salty hog out of the environment, reducing emissions and ecological damage as well as offering a recycling process for future material as it arises.