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Saskatchewan company wants to buy flax straw as fuel

Weyburn Review
July 27, 2020
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada West

Prairie Clean Energy (PCE) is a Saskatchewan company that has found a way to take the thousands of tonnes of Saskatchewan flax straw that gets burned or trashed on the prairies every year and turn it into something that can provide income to producers and sustainable growth for rural Saskatchewan. PCE is processing and selling flax straw for biomass fuel to Canadian and global customers. “There is a world shortage of wood fibre used to make biomass fuel and almost 670,000 tonnes of flax straw gets burned or trashed on the prairies every year. Flax straw actually burns at higher BTUs per pound than wood fibre, making it a natural alternative to wood, and most importantly, something Saskatchewan flax farmers can make money from,” said CEO Mark Cooper.

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