Canadian Biomass Magazine

Alberta biomass pilot plant to generate 30 MW

October 15, 2011

Oct 14, 2011, Glenevis, AB -  According to a CNW report, Calgary based FireBox Energy Systems Ltd. will build a demonstration biomass facility on Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Reserve #133.

The John W. Murray Biomass plant
will cost an estimated $60 million to complete and will generate
approximately 30 megawatts of clean, renewable, electrical energy.

This facility is complementary to Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation's cultural
values and the Alberta Government's guidelines under the Provincial
Energy Strategy, by utilizing an efficient, eco-friendly technology to
produce power for the Alberta economy. Construction on the
demonstration phase is expected to commence early in 2012 and to take
approximately 13 months to complete.

FireBox Energy Systems has developed and patented a power
generation platform under the trade name AirBoiler. This technology
will produce electricity utilizing virtually any type of combustible
material as feedstock, but without the need for valuable water.

Once the project has been successfully completed and commissioned,
FireBox and partners will proceed to develop a larger, 270 megawatt biomass facility on the same designated land.


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