Yukon logger bets on biomass to cut costs and waste

A Yukon logging company is helping its bottom line by making good use of what would otherwise be considered waste product. It’s turning low-grade wood into chips, to fuel biomass burners.

“About 25 per cent of what we’re originally harvesting would end up in the slash pile,” said Ivan Thompson of Bear Creek Logging in Haines Junction. “It’s being consumed by fire anyway, so [it] may as well be heating buildings.”