The BC Greenhouse Biomass to Energy Project, situated near Abbotsford in the agricultural hub of British Columbia, signifies a forward-thinking approach to sustainable energy practices in greenhouse heating. By transitioning from natural gas to biomass, the project substantially reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for its 36 acres of bell pepper production.
This strategic shift not only curbs the use of fossil fuels but also tackles the issue of methane emissions from organic waste decomposition in landfills—a significant contributor to climate change. Merom Farms' initiative diverts waste wood to energy-creating biomass combustion, thus preventing methane generation and contributing to a reduction in anthropogenic GHGs.
With the project leading to an estimated annual GHG reduction of 20,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent, it underscores the farm's dedication to responsible agricultural practices and highlights a replicable model for sustainable energy use in the industry.