By choosing biomass over commonly employed used oil, Serres Guyenne is contributing to reducing GHG emissions.
The Greenhouse Co-op Energy Efficiency Project is publicly listed on the CSA CleanProjects Registry and has been 3rd party verified under ISO-14064-2. Created in 1980 by a group of community members as a project to revive the village, the reputation of Serres Coopératives de Guyenne now exceeds the boundaries of the region. Ranking among the top five greenhouse operations in Quebec, the cooperative uses cutting edge technology.
The greenhouse uses biomass as a fuel and is considered an emitter of biogenic CO2, which means that its combustion will not affect the total atmospheric CO2 if the biomass was obtained in a sustainable way. These emissions are hence not accounted for as GHG emissions in the quantification. By choosing biomass over commonly employed used oil, Serres Guyenne is contributing to reducing GHG emissions.
A great project showcasing social economy and circular economy. Since greenhouses are particularly dedicated to the production of seedlings for the reforestation of logging lands, this is a good example of a circular economy where production can feed an industry whose residues are recovered to heat the Greenhouses. Biomass energy is used in the replacement of fuel oil which has always been the economical choice.
A key economic driver in the small community of Guyenne in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, the company operates under a cooperative model that fits perfectly with the needs of the community. In addition to providing decent jobs, it solidifies the value chain of a key industry for the region and contributes to the economic resilience of a small community.