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Formosa Ontario, March 12, 2012

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    • 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
    • Agricultural Biomass The Crops The Products & Markets The Ontario Projects The PotentialThursday, May 17, 2012
    • 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
    • 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, May 17, 2012
    • 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
    • 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
    • Bedding Photo: farmcentre.comThursday, May 17, 2012
    • 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
    • The MarketsThursday, May 17, 2012
    • 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=$230Thursday, May 17, 2012
    • Ontario Markets? al Co as lG llet s ts tura e lle ts Na usP Pe elle Oil nth od P g e Wo ss tin an el sca gra ea Pro p Die s line Mi ch H so Swit l/Ga ano EthThursday, May 17, 2012
    • Ontario Markets? Energy Cost at Consumer’s Gate ($/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
    • 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
    • Potential Rural Energy Market Schools Municipal Buildings Homes Communities not connected to natural gasThursday, May 17, 2012
    • Bedding Currently market will follow straw... - “Premium” hay for horse market? (dust-free, organic) - Foaling/calving bedding?Thursday, May 17, 2012
    • Biocomposites Challenge: Carrot, Sticks, TambourinesThursday, May 17, 2012
    • Market Development and SustainabilityThursday, May 17, 2012
    • Market Development and Sustainability Legal Financial Information Measures Measures Activities “sticks” “carrots” “tambourines”Thursday, May 17, 2012
    • Example from Upper Austria biomass heating initiativeThursday, May 17, 2012