Green energy business eyes opportunity in P.E.I.’s net-zero plans

By Lisa Catterall
CBC News
May 22, 2023
Category: Carbon, Climate & Bioenergy
Region: Canada, Canada East

Joachim Stroink

The town of Kensington, P.E.I., may soon be home to an innovative renewable diesel production facility.  SustainAgro, a Canadian renewable diesel and agricultural product manufacturing company, plans to build a new biomass energy facility in the park, bringing with it new jobs for the community. Mayor Rowan Caseley says he’s excited about the proposed project. “Well, we’ve been talking with them now for a few months, and actually what they’re proposing sounds very interesting,” he said. The facility will take biomass — such as waste wood — and turn it into renewable diesel through a process called pyrolysis. Joachim Stroink, chief of global partnerships and government relations with SustainAgro, said the facility will be the first of its kind in the country.

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