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Biomass Supply Chain

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Length

15 Hours

Format

Languages

English

Start Dates

January 5, 2024

Registration Deadlines

March 16, 2024

About this microcredential

You have decided to enter biomass production. How do you move your material? The Biomass Supply Chain microcredential assists participants in assessing inventory distribution across the supply chain, tracking, and tracing materials, and assessing inventory monitoring systems. This microcredential focuses on nature-based solutions to produce energy and is one of four under the theme of Biomass production, handling, storage, and distribution.

Microcredentials in this series:

What will you learn?

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Classify biomass inventory and distribution across the supply chain.
  2. Inventory materials (track and trace).
  3. Assess inventory monitoring systems.

How does this prepare you for the low carbon economy?

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 microcredential are:

  • Nature-based solutions
  • Waste management
  • Embracing the power of nature to support healthier families and more resilient communities by embracing the power of nature to tackle climate change and becoming stewards of the land.

The proposed microcredentials 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 in gaining an understanding of the essentials of biomass production, handling, storage, and distribution and further, of modern biomass boiler operation and maintenance.