April 2021

The International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

April 30, 2021
The United Nations General Assembly has designated 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables with an appeal to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and technology.  BC Agritech is Reducing the Environmental Footprint of Agriculture Agritech is the art and science of producing more with less - more nutritious, affordable and abundant food with less space, water, soil, energy, fertilizer, chemicals and waste. The technology is not always new, but the applications are, and it’s a digital transformation that is improving agriculture, horticulture and aquaculture yields aroun... continue reading
Posted by Williamson, Daniele
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Mass Timber Building in British Columbia

April 20, 2021
British Columbia (B.C.) is committed to supporting its forestry sector by helping to maintain, create and diversify markets for B.C. forest products. This ensures the forest sector continues to be a key contributor to the B.C. economy while applying world-class innovation and technologies. As part of this commitment, an increased focus has been placed on the adoption of high-value production in the form of mass timber. Using large, solid wood panels, columns or beams, mass timber is engineered to be load-bearing like concrete and steel but significantly lighter in weight. Thick, compressed layers of wood create structural element... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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Seaspan and Corvus Reduce Emissions in British Columbia

April 1, 2021
British Columbia (B.C.) is committed to supporting sustainability across industries and a big part of that starts with clean, renewable energy. In British Columbia, hydro, and other clean energy sources are readily available and 98% of our power already comes from renewable sources. Despite the abundance of renewable electric energy sources, 96% of transportation energy in the province is provided by fossil fuels. As a result, the use of transportation fuels accounts for almost 41% of B.C.’s total greenhouse gas emissions annually. To combat this, British Columbia is actively supporting the transition to clean energy vehic... continue reading
Posted by Abby Pollen
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