The Power Plant

The 'Hantsport Biomass Power' plant will be located on land previously used by Minas Basin Pulp and Power and will be commissioned on or before January 1st, 2017.

It all starts with the wood fuels...

Wood chips will be an important component of the fuel mix for the power plant. Wood is delivered to the plant via trucks and discharged into the fuel receiving system. The wood immediaetly moves into the fuel wharehouse for storage and is then transferred to storage silos. From there, the fuel travels directly to the power house. The plant has the ability to store 5 days of fuel requirements.

Next the Miscanthus energy crop fuels...

Miscanthus will be grown on 10,000 acres of leased farm land in Nova Scotia. The crop establishment, growing, harvesting and delivery functions will be operated by 'Hantsport Biomass Power' utilizing local companies and staff. The Miscanthus crops are stored as stacked, covered bales at each farm field until they are needed by the plant. Miscanthus is discharged into the plants' fuel system similarily to wood chips.

Delivery is made.

Internal Staff will be responsible for loading, transport and unloading of the energy crops. Farms will be located within 200km of the plant. The plant will require biomass loads to be delivered daily.

At the Power Plant...

The plant takes the biomass fuels and cleanly combusts them in a boiler to produce high pressure steam that in turn propells a turbine that delivers the power. The plant operates 24 hours per day and provides Nova Scotia with base load, green energy that was grown right here in Nova Scotia, Canada.