Capital Power, with the support of West Fraser, is working to develop a project that would utilize sawmill wood waste as a renewable energy source for the Genesee 2 power facility. Each tonne of wood waste used at Genesee would replace an equal volume of coal.

The wood waste would otherwise be stockpiled and produce methane via decomposition.  The project will reduce methane emissions from decomposition, and enable substantial greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions via displacement of coal.

This initial funding by the ERA is an important first step toward the development of this project.