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NS town tests pyrolysis plant

by Mark Sabourin
EcoLog, 8/31/2018 10:58:00 AM

Nova Scotia (N.S.) Environment Minister Margaret Miller has approved the environmental assessment of Sustane Chester’s proposed pyrolysis plant in Chester, N.S. The plant will be housed within the Advanced MSW Recycling Demonstration Facility at the Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre in Sherwood, N.S.

Sustane Chester’s plant is designed to process waste plastics into liquid fuel oils and gaseous hydrocarbons, while minimizing the impact on the environment.

The plant will use small-scale thermal pyrolysis technology provided by Renewlogy, a company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The plant is slated to begin operation in October 2018.

According to Sustane Chester’s environmental assessment, it will consume approximately 30% of the fuel it produces onsite. The remainder will be sold and transported offsite once a Fuel Oil Wholesale/Distributor Approval has been issued by N.S. Environment.

In 2017, Sustane Chester Inc. received $2.6 million from Sustainable Development Technology Canada to help move the project forward.

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