Canadian Biomass Magazine

NS mill sale hinges on biomass, power costs

July 19, 2012

July 19, 2012, Port Hawkesbury, NS - The sale of a mill in Nova Scotia hinges on the running of a biomass generator, despite the fact that doing so could cost taxpayers more than they will gain from having the mill reopen.

According to an article on, Nova Scotia Power built a $200-million boiler to supply renewable electricity to the grid and steam for the mill, which was formerly owned by NewPage. That burner remains a crucial part of Pacific West Commercial Corporation's plans to reopen the mill, because it provides cheap steam to power the paper-making process.

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