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Three N.S. biomass projects get green light


December 23, 2013
By Canadian Biomass

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December 23, 2013, Halifax, N.S. – The Government of Nova Scotia has given clearance for 14 renewable energy projects to proceed to the next stage of development, three of which involve biomass.

December 23, 2013, Halifax, N.S. – The Government of Nova Scotia
has given clearance for 14 renewable energy projects to proceed to the next
stage of development, three of which involve biomass.

The three projects involving biomass are:

  • Municipality of the District of Digby: 0.06-megawatt biomass
    project in Hassets
  • Hill Acres Farms: 0.25-megawatt biomass project in
    Millville, Kings Co.
  • Smart Tower Energy: six-megawatt biomass project in
    Kentville.

The 14 projects were approved through the province’s Community
Feed-In Tariff (COMFIT) program, helping communities enjoy locally generated
clean and renewable electricity.

The next stage of development for the project could include
environmental assessments, an archaeological resource impact assessment and a
Mi'kmaq ecological knowledge study, as well as community discussions.

COMFIT provides eligible groups an established price per
kilowatt hour (kWh) for projects producing electricity from renewable resources
such as wind, biomass, in-stream tidal and run-of-the-river hydroelectric
developments. Eligible groups include municipalities, First Nations,
co-operatives, universities, community economic development funds and
not-for-profit groups.

 


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