Agricultural Biomass              Ontario’s Potential                                     Nick Betts                      ...
Agricultural Biomass               The Crops               The Products & Markets               The Ontario Projects      ...
The Crops              Rhizome Grasses              - high yield              - wood-like qualities              - high co...
Rhizome                         GrassesThursday, May 17, 2012
MiscanthusThursday, May 17, 2012
Harvest              PracticesThursday, May 17, 2012
Harvest              PracticesThursday, May 17, 2012
Seeded                         GrassesThursday, May 17, 2012
Harvest              Practices                          Photos: Don NottThursday, May 17, 2012
Harvest              Practices                          Photos: Don NottThursday, May 17, 2012
SwitchgrassThursday, May 17, 2012
Ontario TallgrassThursday, May 17, 2012
The Products                             Photos: The Grower, EERE US DOE, University of Guelph, Pellet Mill GuideThursday,...
Household, Institutional,                                                                          or Community Heat      ...
Developing          Bio-Composite Markets                         Bio-Composite Plastic                           Bio-bins...
Bedding                         Photo: farmcentre.comThursday, May 17, 2012
Unique              Bedding              Features              - “dust free”              - high absorbency              -...
The MarketsThursday, May 17, 2012
E               Wood pellet costs         U                      Germany "240 ($312)         R                      Denmar...
Ontario Markets?            al          Co                       as                                 lG                    ...
Ontario Markets?                                              Energy Cost at Consumer’s Gate ($/GJ)                       ...
Ontario Markets?                                              Energy Cost at Consumer’s Gate ($/GJ)                       ...
Potential          Rural Energy Market               Schools               Municipal Buildings               Homes        ...
Bedding              Currently market will follow              straw...              - “Premium” hay for horse            ...
Biocomposites                        Challenge:               Carrot, Sticks, TambourinesThursday, May 17, 2012
Market Development and SustainabilityThursday, May 17, 2012
Market Development and Sustainability                          Legal     Financial    Information                         ...
Example from Upper Austria biomass heating initiativeThursday, May 17, 2012
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Innovative Agriculture in Ontario

  1. 1. Agricultural Biomass Ontario’s Potential Nick Betts Outreach Coordinator Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Assoc. One Stone Road West |!Guelph, Ontario 519.826.4219 | nbetts@ontariosoilcrop.orgThursday, May 17, 2012
  2. 2. Agricultural Biomass The Crops The Products & Markets The Ontario Projects The PotentialThursday, May 17, 2012
  3. 3. The Crops Rhizome Grasses - high yield - wood-like qualities - high cost to establish - higher quality soil needed Seeded Grasses - “marginal” land crop - fibre uses - lower yieldThursday, May 17, 2012
  4. 4. Rhizome GrassesThursday, May 17, 2012
  5. 5. MiscanthusThursday, May 17, 2012
  6. 6. Harvest PracticesThursday, May 17, 2012
  7. 7. Harvest PracticesThursday, May 17, 2012
  8. 8. Seeded GrassesThursday, May 17, 2012
  9. 9. Harvest Practices Photos: Don NottThursday, May 17, 2012
  10. 10. Harvest Practices Photos: Don NottThursday, May 17, 2012
  11. 11. SwitchgrassThursday, May 17, 2012
  12. 12. Ontario TallgrassThursday, May 17, 2012
  13. 13. The Products Photos: The Grower, EERE US DOE, University of Guelph, Pellet Mill GuideThursday, May 17, 2012
  14. 14. Household, Institutional, or Community Heat “1.5m2 PELLEMATIC SMART also makes additional use of flue gas heat and increases the efficiency to approx. 106%. Condensing technology reduces emission levels!to 4 mg/MJ. !“Thursday, May 17, 2012
  15. 15. Developing Bio-Composite Markets Bio-Composite Plastic Bio-bins Flower pots Auto parts Bio-Composite Fibre Board Furniture Construction materials Wall tile and panelsThursday, May 17, 2012
  16. 16. Bedding Photo: farmcentre.comThursday, May 17, 2012
  17. 17. Unique Bedding Features - “dust free” - high absorbency - high yield/acre ratio - low decomposition rate - low nutrient capacity - no yearly replanting: “green”Thursday, May 17, 2012
  18. 18. The MarketsThursday, May 17, 2012
  19. 19. E Wood pellet costs U Germany "240 ($312) R Denmark "340 ($442) O P FOB (free on board) prices industrial pellets E SE USA harbours: "112 ($146) /tonne A W. Canada harbours: "98 ($128) /tonne N Int’l Shipping Costs (freight & unloading) 2011: $50 (US) M A Western University FOB price for farmers ($100 R net/acre), plus pelleting ($38), transport ($30), Shipping ($50 - WSED number) K E Miscanthus: $98+$38+$30+$50=$216 T Switchgrass: $112+$38+$30+$50=$230Thursday, May 17, 2012
  20. 20. Ontario Markets? al Co as lG llet s ts tura e lle ts Na usP Pe elle Oil nth od P g e Wo ss tin an el sca gra ea Pro p Die s line Mi ch H so Swit l/Ga ano EthThursday, May 17, 2012
  21. 21. Ontario Markets? Energy Cost at Consumer’s Gate ($/GJ) 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 al Co as lG llet s ts 0 tura e lle ts Na sP Pe elle Oil nthu od P g an e el sca Wo ss tin p s Mi gra H ea Pro Die line ch so Swit l/Ga ano EthThursday, May 17, 2012
  22. 22. Ontario Markets? Energy Cost at Consumer’s Gate ($/GJ) 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 al Co as lG llet s ts 0 tura e lle ts Na sP Pe elle Oil nthu od P g an e el sca Wo ss tin p s Mi gra H ea Pro Die line ch so Swit l/Ga ano EthThursday, May 17, 2012
  23. 23. Potential Rural Energy Market Schools Municipal Buildings Homes Communities not connected to natural gasThursday, May 17, 2012
  24. 24. Bedding Currently market will follow straw... - “Premium” hay for horse market? (dust-free, organic) - Foaling/calving bedding?Thursday, May 17, 2012
  25. 25. Biocomposites Challenge: Carrot, Sticks, TambourinesThursday, May 17, 2012
  26. 26. Market Development and SustainabilityThursday, May 17, 2012
  27. 27. Market Development and Sustainability Legal Financial Information Measures Measures Activities “sticks” “carrots” “tambourines”Thursday, May 17, 2012
  28. 28. Example from Upper Austria biomass heating initiativeThursday, May 17, 2012
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