Sustainability Highlights – May 2017 – BRDF

Using renewable fuels, the Bioenergy Research & Demonstration Facility (BRDF) produces steam, electricity, and hot water for use in campus buildings. It was the first project of this scale in North America capable of generating both clean heat and power using biomass – a plant‑based, carbon‑neutral alternative to fossil fuels. Research aimed at reducing GHG emissions and fossil fuel consumption is also conducted on site. The BRDF has already reduced campus emissions by 14 per cent.


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