Miscanthus to feed biomass plant in NS
June 29, Halifax, NS - An Annapolis Valley biomass project is getting the thumbs-up from environmentalists, according to a report in the Chronicle Herald.
By Scott Jamieson
“This looks like the kind of creative approach to diversifying our fuel
mix that we need — the kind of thinking we need,” said Raymond Plourde
of the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax.
Ontario firm Pro Farm Energy Inc. and Minas Basin Pulp and Power Co.
Ltd. of Hantsport want to use abandoned provincial agricultural land to
grow Miscanthus giganteus, commonly known as elephant grass, to burn and
turn into electricity.
Pro Farm has the agricultural know-how and is negotiating with
landowners to obtain large tracts of land to grow the giant grass. Minas
Basin is developing a $50-million, 10-megawatt biomass power plant.