FUEL FOR A RENEWABLE FUTURE
Spectrum Energy believes that renewable biomass plays a pivotal role in combating climate change. Electricity produced from renewable biomass stabilizes electrical grids when wind and solar cannot meet base load demand.
With the world focused on climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, governments are including climate policies in their budgets and increasing their emissions reduction commitments. Corporations are moving towards a “net-zero” or “carbon-neutral” future. Spectrum will have a rigorous Chain of Custody program to ensure only sustainably managed wood fibre is being sourced for our customers.
The past decade has seen a massive investment in intermittent and weather dependent renewable sources of energy – such as Solar & Wind – leaving global energy grids vulnerable and putting pressure on consumers. Wood pellets provide an affordable waste-to-energy solution for countries around the world looking for reliable forms of renewable baseload energy, as the world transitions away from thermal coal and other non-renewable hydrocarbon fuels.
- Reducing reliance on fossil fuels and replacement of alternative fossil-fuel-produced products that have significantly higher GHG emissions
- Does not introduce new carbon into the ecosystem and allows society to capture previously untapped energy
- Biomass helps reduce harmful GHG emissions that otherwise would result from residual wood disposal (e.g., methane from decomposition)
- In addition, forest wood waste may burn and ignite through wildfires and may emit a wider range of GHG emissions
Countries and companies need to decarbonize using reliable, affordable and low-carbon feedstocks.
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – the world’s leading authority on climate science – designates bioenergy as one of “seven pillars of decarbonization” alongside hydrogen, electrification and energy effciency. The UK, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, South Korea and Japan have implemented significant initiatives that incorporate renewable biomass energy into their energy portfolios.
We will employ innovative technology to reduce our carbon footprint. Our biofilter uses micro-organisms to treat our air emissions and reduce our use of natural gas to incinerate the organic compounds produced from drying wood and burning bark in our energy systems. We believe this is a better approach to emission controls and helps us and our customers reduce our carbon footprints.