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Canadian Government Invests $2.6M in Waste-to-Energy Firm

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) said the funds will help Sustane Technologies build a new demonstration plant southeast of Halifax in Chester, N.S.

Nova Scotia, Can.-based Sustane Technologies has received $2.6 million in federal funding from the Canadian government to help it build a new demonstration plant southeast of Halifax in Chester, N.S.

Slated to open in early 2018, the operation will have capacity to process 70,000 tons of municipal solid waste a year, including 3,500 tons of mixed plastics, diverted from the nearby Chester landfill. The plant will be able to produce about 832,142 gallons of synthetic fuel a year, PK Clean CEO and Founder Priyanka Bakaya told Waste360 earlier this month.

Sustane’s materials separation facility will extract hard-to-recycle plastics that PK Clean technology will convert to diesel for multiple applications. But first, Sustane will pull organics from the stream to be made into biomass pellets to burn in conventional industrial boilers.

Ichainnel.com has more on the grant:

Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) said the funds will help Sustane Technologies build a new demonstration plant southeast of Halifax in Chester, N.S.

“Sustane’s first-of-its-kind technology converts waste into useful products like synthetic diesel and recycled metal and plastic, potentially eliminating the need for landfills,” Leah Lawrence, SDTC’s president and CEO, said in a statement.

She added that the company’s technology has worldwide applications—something that could lead to export opportunities down the road.

Read the full story here.

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