A CLEAN, RENEWABLE BIOMASS FUEL ALTERNATIVE
CONVERTING FLAX STRAW WASTE INTO BIOMASS FUEL
As the world adapts to new environmental challenges, organizations are phasing out fossil fuels and coal in favour of green energy sources. Prairie Clean Energy was founded to tackle the global demand for these sustainable alternatives by converting flax straw waste into biomass fuel.
We solve two problems at once, preventing the in-field burning an agricultural waste product (flax straw) while providing customers with a clean fuel that is fully sustainable, renewable, abundant, and environmentally responsible.
A secure, continual supply of biomass
Each year, flax farmers face a dilemma. After harvesting flax grain, they are left with fields full of straw waste that cannot be viably used or sold. On Canada’s prairies, 750,000 tonnes of this straw is disposed of each year. Flax straw has no nutrient value and cannot be tilled into the soil. It must be removed from the field. Since there is no market for the straw, most of it is burned in the field.
When we noticed farmers quite literally throwing away a source of renewable energy, we took action. We partner with farmers to process flax straw into biomass pellets and offer customers an alternative to fossil fuels and wood fuel that is efficient, sustainable, and reliable.