How do you store biomass? The Biomass Storage microcredential assists participants in their learning journey by training them to assess optimal storage locations and conditions, create fire codes and standards for bale storage, and create a bale storage yard design. This microcredential is one of four under the theme of Biomass production, handling, storage, and distribution.
Microcredentials in this series:
There is a growing interest in agriculture and mining businesses such as potash mining and canola crushing facilities to use locally produced biomass for bioenergy production, particularly bioheat. Globally, using bioheat from locally produced sustainable forest and agricultural biomass has been at the forefront of decreasing the GHG emissions associated with agriculture and agri-food processes. This is being achieved through the adoption of modern biomass boilers. Using sustainable biomass to displace fossil fuels such as coal, propane, and natural gas for heat generation has been shown to reduce GHG emissions by up to 90% from a full life cycle analysis perspective. Both biomass processing and biomass boiler operations are new industries that require the development of new labour skill sets. The proposed training would assist companies to implement the use of locally produced biomass for bioenergy production. Priorities supported by this micro-credential are:
The proposed micro-credentials aim to support a low-carbon pathway for agriculture, mining, and other businesses that are seeking alternative solutions to displace fossil fuels and meet their mid and long-term GHG emission goals. The training supports the upskilling of employees to assist companies and individuals with gaining an understanding of the essentials of biomass production, handling, storage, and distribution and further, of modern biomass boiler operation and maintenance.