Viewpoint - Ontario’s bioeconomy–a model for sustainability

By Francis Gallo - Biomass Innovation Centre 

In Northern Ontario forestry is the primary source of biomass.   Ontario’s forests cover 66% of the provincial landmass, while 97% of this forested land is within Northern Ontario.  The Ministry of Natural Resources’ (MNR) Ontario Available Wood Report (Feb 2014) states the supply of potentially available wood to be 4.4 million cubic metres per year and 3.1 million cubic metres per year of merchantable and unmerchantable wood, respectively.