BIOSALIX at the 2019 Clean Energy Ministerial

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The BIOSALIX program was recently showcased at the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial and 4th Mission Innovation Showcase. SYLVIS was invited by Emissions Reduction Alberta to participate as an exhibitor at the Innovation Showcase as one of the recipients of their Partnership Intake Program.

The Clean Energy Ministerial focuses on moving towards a clean energy future. The Innovation Showcase provided an opportunity for SYLVIS to discuss the BIOSALIX program with delegates from around the world. BIOSALIX is a project which addresses two unique challenges in Alberta: the accelerated closure of prairie coal mines, and an increased demand for management of organic residuals. Municipal biosolids and other organic residuals will be utilized as both amendments to existing topsoil and feedstocks in topsoil fabrication with the goal of establishing highly productive fast-growing willow wood biomass crops on the reclaimed mine land. Discussions on soil carbon sequestration, circular economy, and technology synergies for end-use opportunities for the wood biomass production were had.

SYLVIS in partnership with EPCOR Water Services Inc., Westmoreland Mining, Alberta Innovates, Bionera Resources, and Natural Resources Canada - Canadian Forest Service would like to thank Emissions Reduction Alberta for the opportunity showcase the BIOSALIX program.