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To help create markets for wood chips, N.S. encouraged increase in biomass burning

CBC Summary As the Nova Scotia government continues to search for new markets for wood chips, a change made earlier this spring has allowed for more biomass to be burned in the interim as a way to help the forestry sector. Sawmills and contractors were suddenly faced with a glut of wood...


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Nova Scotia announces sites for 6 wood energy projects

CBC Summary The Nova Scotia government has announced the six locations that will serve as test sites for wood energy projects in public buildings. A tender was issued Monday to pre-qualified companies to design, build and operate systems that use wood chips from private woodlots to provide...


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Dalhousie University biomass plant providing power to the grid

Dalhousie University, Canadian Biomass Magazine Summary Dec. 19, 2018 - Dalhousie University’s Agricultural Campus (AC) in Truro, N.S., officially opened its renewed $26.5-million Biomass Energy Plant, made possible, in part, through the Nova Scotia Community Feed-in Tariff (COMFIT) program....


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A (bio)massive achievement: New AG campus energy plant a North American first

Ryan McNutt, Dal News Summary Dal’s Agricultural Campus has its sights set on being completely carbon neutral — a goal highlighted at the opening of the new Biomass Energy Plant, which celebrated its grand opening Tuesday morning (Nov. 20). The renewed plant and district energy system, a...


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CBRM to use sewage 'sludge' to generate heat, power at Sydney plant

CBC News Summary The Cape Breton Regional Municipality has received a $750,000 grant to turn 1,800 tonnes of "sludge" from its sewage and waste-water treatment plant into energy. The waste-water treatment plant on Battery Point in north-end Sydney has been in operation since 2005. Since...


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Province to give Halifax, CBRM more tools for economic development

Tom Ayers, The Chronical Herald Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette introduced amendments on Thursday that would help Cape Breton Regional Municipality in its efforts to attract a container terminal to Sydney Harbour and to amend Halifax’s charter to allow it to exceed zoning...