By Suzanne Wetzel
For the 1st time, this opportune booklet offers a entire remedy of the various cutting edge, non-timber bioproducts which may be derived from Canada’s sizeable forests, together with their power financial, social and environmental affects. It additionally deals a balanced dialogue of the technological, coverage and regulatory concerns surrounding the rising international bioeconomy. This e-book won't in basic terms be of curiosity to Canadian forestry pros and marketers, but in addition to these attracted to the contribution of forestry to the bioeconomy world wide.
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However, the use of all chemical pesticides disqualifies them from subsidies, thus limiting the options for weed control. Forests as a Source of Bioproducts 19 Ontario: Currently, intensively managed poplar plantations are considered a forest management activity. In 1995, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources ended its co-operative agreement with Domtar Papers to intensively manage hybrid poplar plantations on Domtar private and leased properties in Eastern Ontario, so the company assumed control of its own management responsibilities on these plantations.
In Ontario, Natural Resources Canada launched the Forest 2020 plantation demonstration and assessment initiative to create new plantations (afforestation) of fast-growing tree species to mitigate GHG emissions and provide new sources of fiber (Dominy 2004). This initiative has established that the qualifying growth and yield increments be greater than 10 m 3/ha/yr over a 30 year, or shorter, rotation. A variety of Canadian forest tree species potentially meet this growth criteria including red pine (Pinus resinosa), silver maple (Acer saccharinum), green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica), Manitoba maple (Acer negundo) and white spruce (Picea glauca (Moench)Voss).
Scandinavian countries, for example, have imposed petroleum, emission and environmental taxes to decrease dependency on petro-fuels. 164 TWh) and provided only 5% of primary energy needs (Hall 2001). Table 2-1 provides an overview of Canada’s current energy production and consumption. Table 2-1. Canada’s Energy Balance: Production and Consumption of Energy for 2000. 338 Natural gas 7,062,109 2,353,409 Electricity 1,524,557 1,812,245 Total 12,505,309 6,450,585 Source: Statistics Canada 2002. Table 2-2 shows the potential energy value of forest biomass if it were converted to each of the various commodities (ethanol, methanol, bio-oil, hydrogen, wood chips, pellets-briquettes or levulinic acid).
Bioproducts From Canada's Forests: New Partnerships in the Bioeconomy by Suzanne Wetzel