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N.S. biomass co-gen plant soon ready for start-up


May 7, 2013
By Pulp & Paper Canada

Construction is complete on the $183-million biomass power plant at Point Tupper, N.S., reports the Chronicle Herald newspaper. The facility is expected to start generating electricity next month.

Construction is complete on the $183-million biomass power plant at Point Tupper, N.S., reports the Chronicle Herald newspaper. The facility is expected to start generating electricity next month.

The biomass-fuelled co-generation plant will produce steam for the Port Hawkesbury Paper mill in Port Hawkesbury, and electricity for the provincial utility, Nova Scotia Power.

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Roger Burton, the utility’s senior director of projects, told the Chronicle Herald the 60-megawatt plant is expected to consume about 500,000 tonnes of biomass fuel per year.

Burton says the plant is expected to be fully operational in the summer, once additional testing is done.


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