Tree Frog Forestry News

Quebec biomass ticks off locals

September 3, 2013
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada East, Canada

A barge carrying the equivalent of over 230 tractor-trailer loads of wood chips has raised the ire of woods contractors on private land in northern Nova Scotia. The barge, which arrived this week at Nova Scotia Power’s recently opened Point Tupper biomass-burning electrical generating station, came from Quebec. Nova Scotia Power spokeswoman Neera Ritcey confirmed that 20 per cent of 670,000 tonnes of biomass to be burned at the 60-megawatt power plant will come from outside the province.