Bioenergy News: The Right Solution, Right Now

Sicamous Bio-Heat Facility Up and Running

Just in time for cooler temperatures, the Sicamous Community Bio-Heat Facility is up and running.

A year-and-a-half after breaking ground on April 22, 2022 (Earth Day), the district announced the facility is fully operational and ready to supply cost-effective alternative energy to properties in the industrial park.

Click Here for More Information

The Sicamous Biomass District Heating Centre
The Sicamous Biomass District Heating System built by Fink Machine Inc.

Check Out our New Video

Fink Machine has just released a new video showcasing some of our capabilities. Check it out on our YouTube channel as well as some of the other interesting videos we have on offer.

Fink Machine to Supply Biomass Boiler to District of Saanich

Fink Machine has been selected to supply two 390 kW Vitoflex 300-UF biomass boilers to the District of Saanich for Saanich Commonwealth Place to help lower their GHG emissions. The municipality says the biomass boilers will replace the rec centre’s current natural gas boilers and will reduce the facility’s greenhouse gas emissions by 90 per cent. The biomass boilers at SCP will use wood fibre byproducts that are created in local milling operations.

“This major project is another important and positive step in our journey to reduce our corporate carbon footprint and meet our goal of becoming a 100 per cent renewable community,” said Saanich Mayor Fred Haynes. “The new heating system will use a locally sourced renewable biomass fuel which will reduce costs, increase efficiency and support our local economy and climate goals,” he said.

More information on this project is available here.

Fink Machine to Build Sicamous District Heating System

The District of Sicamous’ mayor, councillors, staff and guests marked Earth Day by breaking ground for a new community bio-heat facility. The ceremonial shovel broke ground at the April 22 event, district town manager and ceremony MC Evan Parliament broke the ice, providing background on the $1.74 million project and how it was decided it would be built in the industrial park on district-owned property at 510 Thomsen Place. Fink Machine will be acting as the general contractor responsible for the supply of the Viessmann Biomass boiler as well as the the energy center and hot water distribution network.

For more information check out this link.

Sicamous District heating system Ribbon Cutting
Sicamous Biomass Heating System with (L-R) Splatsín Kukpi7 (Chief) Doug Thomas, North Okanagan-Shuswap MP Mel Arnold and Burkhard Fink of Fink Machine Inc.

Best Wishes to Grahame Go

After working for Fink Machine for more than 10 years Grahame Go has decided to make a change. Effective March 1st Grahame will be leaving his sales role to take a management position with the Splatsin Development Corp. We wish Grahame all the best in his new job and would like to thank him for his years of dedicated service. Please contact David Dubois, Manager of Business Development, at or 250-457-7319 should you require assistance.

New Biomass District Heating System in Yellowknife

J&R Mechanical in Yellowknife there new 390 kW biomass district heating system that is expected to be online by the end of February 2021. Initially the system connects to 4 buildings, including 3 privately owned ones and the NWT government central warehouse. The system is expected to displace about 60,000 litres of oil or about 90% of the current usage. The biomass district heating system will be fueled using wood pellets but they are also exploring the potential to use locally sourced and produced wood chips. The Viessmann Vitoflex 300-UF boiler was assembled as a prefabricated boiler house including boiler, equipment and controls by Fink Machine Inc. in Enderby, BC. The completed boiler plant was shipped to site. Checkout the full article at For more information on the Viessmann Vitoflex 300-UF boiler and other boiler Fink Machine sells check out our full line of boilers

RF 540 kW Boiler

Biomass Boiler Daily Checklist

Have you ever wondered about operating a biomass boiler. We have created a video showing the daily operation of a typical biomass boiler. The video

Wood Pellet Boiler a Success

Clean burning renewable energy results in carbon neutral heat, hot water Davis Student Residence Village and Deering Common College of the Atlantic has just fired


Fort Smith Starts Pellet Conversion

Two of Fort Smith’s largest institutions fired up wood-pellet boilers for the first time this winter, beginning the community’s transition from oil heating systems. Aurora

CAAP Project Investigates Clean Wood Energy

The Agro-forestry and Woodlot Extension Society (AWES) recently received $195,000 of Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) funding to investigate the feasibility of using private woodlots


Turning up the heat in Enderby

The heat’s on in Enderby – wood waste heat that is. Enderby Mayor Howie Cyr, Okanagan-Shuswap MP Colin Mayes and Rhona Martin from the Union

Biomass Heating Funding Now Available

The Government of Canada recently announced funding for biomass heating projects as part of the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC). The program identifies