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About CBER


Canadian Biomass Energy Research (CBER) Ltd is a consulting engineering firm with a mission to promote clean, sustainable and successful biomass to energy projects in Canada.


CBER evolved from MAWERA (Canada) Ltd, a distributor and installer of biomass energy equipment. CBER no longer sells equipment and is no longer tied to any supplier, but provides objective information that has been gained from 5 years of experience of developing and implementing biomass heating, district heating and combined heat & power projects.


As a former distributor and project developer CBER is in a unique position to assess the feasibility and challenges that come along with biomass energy solutions, helping its clients to make the right decision.


Serving primarily western Canada, CBER works with communities, first nations, educational and health care facilities, businesses, utilities, and government agencies that are looking for a locally available, renewable energy alternative to fossil fuels.


Offering a wide spectrum of consulting and engineering services, CBER assists clients considering or developing biomass systems in determining economic and site feasibility, project design, vendors & technology assessment, funding sources, project implementation and management.


CBER also offers services such as market studies, code compliance, and project development to foreign equipment and technology suppliers that intend to enter the North American market.


CBER employs a network strategy that grows the existing capacity of project partners to maximize mutual financial, social and environmental benefit.



Principal: Cornelius Suchy


Cornelius Suchy is an expert in biomass and district energy systems with

16 years of work experience in the field.
Organizations he has worked for include various cities, provincial and national

governments, the European Commission, the European Parliament, the Global

Environmental Fund, the United Nations, and the World Bank. Cornelius Suchy

used to work for MVV Energy AG, one of Europeís leading district heating



His expertise in district heating stems from numerous projects for district heating systems in Germany, Switzerland, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the Ukraine and Canada. He has helped design, extend, and retrofit district heating systems, their boiler houses and/or Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plants.


Cornelius Suchy has conducted potential studies, feasibility studies, master plans, technical and financial analyses, monitoring and rehabilitation works on district heating systems for utility companies. He has undertaken environmental impact studies, energy scenarios and given policy advice to governments.


One of his key assets is combining the technical know-how with the management experience necessary to run projects successfully. Clients he has worked for include, inter alia, the European Commission, the European Parliament, GEF/UNDP, and the World Bank.  


His expertise in biomass energy stems from five years of marketing European biomass energy technology in Canada. As CEO of MAWERA Canada Ltd he has managed the installation of various biomass heating systems, including a container based wood heating system for UNBC,Prince George. His practical know-how partly comes from hands on work on existing systems and he is well familiar with the problems and pit falls that district heating schemes can have in real life.  Over the course of his professional life he has visited more than 100 boiler houses.


Cornelius holds a Canadian B.Sc degree, a German M.Sc equivalent in Physics, and a Swiss Energy Engineering degree.