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 address two problems at once, preventing the disposal of an agricultural byproduct while providing customers with a clean fuel that is more abundant, efficient, and environmentally responsible than wood fibre or hog fuel.
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 the prairies alone, half a million tonnes of this straw is produced and disposed of each year, most of it 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.