2011-03-10

No time to waste for fuel alternatives

It's no secret that British Columbia is currently in the thralls of one of the largest recorded mountain pine beetle outbreaks in north America, which has infested and killed about half British Columbia's commercial pine forests.

But for some,the outbreak has a silver lining.

"If you were to take two-tenths of one percent (of the infested wood) per year, that would be enough to meet the five percent renewable fuel standard for B.C." says Ross MacLachlan, president and CEO of Lignol Biofuel.