Our new biomass plant, located on South Campus Road (map), provides heat and hot water to most of SFU’s Burnaby campus and approximately half of the UniverCity community.
The plant drastically decreases SFU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by about 80% per year (the equivalent of 900 homes) — giving SFU one of the smallest GHG footprints of any Canadian university. It also allows SFU to achieve 97% of the province’s 2050 greenhouse gas target.
The $33-million high-efficiency plant diverts clean wood waste, once destined for the landfill, into a low carbon energy source. This clean wood waste is made up of wood chips and shavings from harvested log processing, local urban wood waste and construction projects.
To learn more about the BMDEU biomass plant project, please read the full Simon Fraser Press Release.