Biomass fuel plant proposed for Kensington, P.E.I., residents turn out in droves for info

By Colin MacLean
The Saltwire Network
May 24, 2023
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

KENSINGTON, P.E.I. — A new biomass fuel production facility proposed for construction in Kensington is garnering a lot of interest from its potential neighbours. …SustainAgro is proposing to build a facility that will process 40 metric tons of wood chips annually into several marketable products, the primary of which is renewable diesel. Secondary byproducts include biochar and wood vinegar. These products would be created by burning wood in a low-oxygen, closed-loop, environment. The wood would come from P.E.I.’s own forestry sector and specifically from Dan DuPont’s sustainable forestry business, Working Forests P.E.I. Joachim Stroink, a spokesperson for the SustainAgro, said the company is aware of the feelings of Islanders towards clear-cutting practices,  and it is unequivocally committed to avoiding contributing to that problem.

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