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Experts agree that perennials like switchgrass and big bluestem are the best biomass crops, since you can reap up to 20 years’ worth of crops from a single planting.

Many countries are facing serious challenges as a result of the lingering global economic crisis. At the same time, all nations share a responsibility to ensure their energy sectors become more sustainable and more secure to manage the risks and...

The authors of this report wish to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) through funding and professional guidance of the project.

Current trends in energy supply and use cannot be sustained – economically, environmentally or for our society. We can and must change the path that we are on: this will take an energy revolution, with low-carbon energy technologies at the centre...

Key Findings:Four distinct ”reduction levers” are available to the cement sector to reduce CO2 emissions:

  1. Thermal and electric efficiency: deployment of existing state-of-the-art technologies in new cement plants, and retrofit of...

It has been a profound pleasure, an education in sustainability, and a hallmark of teamwork and communication to work with the many expert contributors to this Report on Energy Crop Options. My sincerest thanks are offered to the many...

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  • Cement 101
  • Accomplishments to date
  • Cement 2020
  • Local solutions

Golder Associates Ltd. (Golder) was retained by Lafarge Canada Inc. (Lafarge) to prepare an application for an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA)...


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