First Nations – Economic Development – Forestry

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Indigenous Bioeconomy - Forestry Consulting:
- logging
- lumber
- bioenergy and biofuels
- biochar

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Economic Development Services:
- concept planning
- feasibility studies
- pro forma design and analysis

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Economic Development Services:
- business plans
- business mentoring and coaching
- business negotiations

The Indigenous Bioeconomy

The economic-development services of Sixth Element include: pro forma design and analysis, feasibility studies and business plans, technology/venture vetting and audits. Our focus sectors are bioeconomy ventures in the forestry sector, including lumber, logging, bioenergy, biofuels and biochar (see Bio-e-Projects for recent studies). For remote communities, there is special interest in greenhouse gas reductions by replacing diesel-power generation to help combat climate change.



Aroland First Nation

Eabametoong First Nation

Ginoogaming First Nation

Gitxsan Nation

Haida Nation

Long Lake #58 First Nation

Marten Falls First Nation

Missanabie Cree First Nation

Pikangikum First Nation

Whitesand First Nation

Support Agencies


Canadian Forest Service – Natural Resources Canada


Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Matawa First Nations Management

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (Ontario)

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (Ontario)

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund



Pro forma (4) – logging

Pro forma – log trucking

Pro forma (4) – sawmill

Pro forma – bioenergy & wood pellets

Feasibility Study (4) – logging

Feasibility Study – log trucking

Feasibility Study (4) – sawmill

Business Plan (2) – sawmill

Business Plan – industrial park

Business Plan – bioenergy & wood pellets

Technology Review (2) – Wood-to-Biofuels