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Port Hawkesbury biomass plant officially opens


October 30, 2013
By Canadian Biomass

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October 30, 2013, Point Tupper, N.S. – The Port Hawkesbury biomass plant has officially opened its doors as part of the Port Hawkesbury Paper site in Point Tupper. The biomass plant has been operating at full capacity since July.

October 30, 2013, Point Tupper, N.S. – The Port Hawkesbury
biomass plant has officially opened its doors as part of the Port Hawkesbury
Paper site in Point Tupper. The biomass plant has been operating at full
capacity since July.

The biomass-fuelled cogeneration plant, owned by Nova Scotia
Power, will use approximately 650,000 tons of biomass per year. That volume
will provide 60MW of power, enough to provide power for around 50,000 homes.

The biomass power at Port Hawkesbury will provide between nine
to twelve per cent of Nova Scotia’s renewable energy target. The
government set the target for total renewable energy at 25 per cent of all
electricity consumed by the end of 2015, with an increase to 40 per cent
renewable energy by 2020.

The biomass plant has created
approximately 30 full-time jobs, with an additional 200 indirect jobs as a
result of the plant’s operations.

 


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