Appendix E: Biomass extraction

Biomass extraction represents the amount of organic material produced by or derived from living organisms that humans extract from the environment. Biomass extraction data are provided for various sources (e.g., agricultural crops, livestock and poultry, milk, honey and maple products, forestry, fisheries), but are not a complete representation of all biomass extraction in Canada.

Production data from multiple sources were summed for the various types of biomass to calculate biomass extraction (tonnage weight) (Table 1, Appendix E). Some mathematical adjustments were performed to ensure comparability of results, for example fluids (litres) were converted to tonnage using a conversion factor. Some underestimation may occur as suppressed and unreliable source data were treated as zeros.

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