Jan. 13, 2012, Cape Breton, NS - Nova Scotia Power is moving ahead with a $200 million co-generation plant in a paper mill.
According to an article in Biomass Power and Thermal, the mill closed in September from financial reasons, but the 60MW project is still going forward with Nova Scotia Power taking over from former project partner, NewPage Port Hawkesbury Corp.
"Despite the mill closure and resistance from environmentalists regarding
the annual feedstock requirement of 200,000 metric tons (220,000 tons)
of waste wood, the plant is on schedule to be operating in 2013."
The next step is to arrange how to operate the plant, which can function as a stand-alone project if the mill never re-opens.