Author Archives: Scott Wilson, MSc

The BRIMS Web Application: Shaping the Alberta Bioeconomy

Biomass and the Bioeconomy in Alberta The energy market is changing across the globe as governments and industry seek clean technology solutions in a low carbon economy. Biofuels can play a key part in reducing the carbon intensity of our economy. For example, wood pellets offer a direct conversion opportunity to replace or supplement coal […]

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An Introduction to Alberta’s Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS)

Alberta’s Bio-Resource Information Management System (BRIMS) was formally launched on January 24, 2018, in Edmonton, Alberta. Key representatives from the Government of Alberta, the University of Alberta, Alberta Innovates and other important industries gathered in the Silvacom head office for the public unveiling and live demonstration of the BRIMS web application. With an ever-expanding demand […]

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Using Ecosystem Services to Update the Environmental Assessment Framework

Opportunity Knocks: Using Ecosystem Services to Update the Environmental Assessment Framework

Rules of Engagement Government of Canada requirements to engage with stakeholders during the environmental assessment process may be about to change. Currently, the duty to engage stakeholders is limited to informing stakeholders at key points throughout the assessment process while also allowing them the opportunity to comment once a decision has been made. A criticism […]

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Alberta's Bio-Economy

Unleashing Alberta’s Bioeconomy with CALI

Investment Grade Data to Spur Alberta’s Bioeconomy Governments and businesses around the world are investing in low-carbon solutions to reduce emissions and create economic opportunities as part of climate change action plans. These solutions include the development and production of biomass-based products such as bioenergy, biochemicals, and biomaterials. The end goals of incorporating these products […]

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Alberta bio-economy

Moving Forward with Bio-Industrial Innovation and Investment in Alberta Communities

Local Economies Switch Things Up The economic landscape is changing and communities are looking for new ways to sustain their economies. Economic diversification is the focus for many communities and organizations, and the opportunities to take advantage of one of Alberta’s most abundant resources, biomass, is a prospect that shouldn’t be ignored. Advancing the bio-economy […]

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