Powering Up In addition to ramping up its Norsask Forest Products lumber operation in northwestern Saskatchewan, Meadow Lake Tribal Council (MLTC) is also expanding its bioenergy portfolio with some new projects.
Biomass to heat 13 P.E.I. buildings P.E.I. has approved contracts to install biomass-heating systems in 13 buildings across the province in an effort to reduce its reliance on expensive and harmful fossil fuels. The contracts are for 20-year terms and will save the province more than $100,000 per year.
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Heat from landfill gas fuelled CHP plant Demers Greenhouses, a tomato plant in Quebec, is being heated with heat produced by a landfill gas fuelled CHP plant. This unique heating method has already provided the greenhouse more than 10,000 MWh of energy.
N.S. biomass plant at full capacity Nova Scotia Power's co-generation plant is now running at full capacity and is expected to produce between three and four per cent of the province's overall energy needs. The $200 million project was completed on budget as expected.
Milestone in acrylic acid process A joint-company research project has produced 3-HP in pilot scale. The companies are trying to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials and have established several technologies to dehydrate 3-HP to acrylic acid at lab scale.