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Jan. 9, 2012, Edmonton, AB - An Alberta-based company, Green Energy Solution Industries, is set to build a waste-to-energy plant that will utilize old and discarded railway ties.


January 9, 2012
By David Manly

Jan. 9, 2012, Edmonton, AB – An Alberta-based company, Green Energy Solution Industries (GESI), is set to build a waste-to-energy plant that will utilize old and discarded railway ties.

In an article published in Earth Techling, the plant is set to be located at the 10-acre Duagh Plant Facility just outside of Edmonton, which is owned by GESI’s partner, On-Track Railway Operations. On-Track deals with railway maintenance, removal and shredding of ties.

According to GESI, the site offers access to grid tie-in locations, rail and highway
access, and a ready supply of feedstock (there are an estimated
half a million rail ties waiting to be shredded and burned in Alberta).

"Our situational advantage with the Duagh facility takes GESI steps beyond
similar projects,” GESI CEO Gordon MacKay said in a statement. “To
have it all situated where the plant will be located, and brought to us
at no cost, with access to ready grid tie in, transport, industrial
zoning, and a partner like On-Track, makes this project and our business
plan leap off the pages. 2012 should be the pivotal and productive year
for GESI.”

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