Nov 7, 2019 – Halifax, Nova Scotia based Fourth State Energy recently returned from a tremendously successful 2019 Canadian Cleantech & Green Building Trade Mission to Hong Kong from Oct 29 – Nov 2.  As part of the Canadian Delegation, Fourth State Energy was part of the Canadian Pavilion at Eco Expo Asia 2019, which was organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and featured over 300 exhibitors and attracted some 10,600 buyers.

The Trade Mission and Eco Expo afforded Fourth State Energy the opportunity to pitch interested parties on their patented plasma gasification processing facilities. These facilities are a cost-effective, environmentally friendly alternative to landfills and incinerators and turn waste resources into clean syngas, which in turn becomes power and heat. 

Fourth State representatives were able to begin negotiations with several Chinese parties and are looking forward to returning in the coming months to continue these discussions.

“This Trade Mission really opened our eyes to the vast opportunities in China as they struggle to manage immense amounts of waste and we are very encouraged by the positive relationships we have built, the non-disclosure agreements we have signed and the initial negotiations that have commenced”, said Mr. Stephen Mader, President and CEO of Fourth State Energy.

Fourth State Energy is licensed to develop CHO Power’s patented multi-phased plasma gasification technology solution. CHO Power’s Morcenx France facility is a commercial sized, 55,000 tonnes/year fully operational facility processing commercial waste and biomass. The facility has been operating for over four years and is currently exceeding design targets of over 35% energy efficiency rating. It can generate up to 11 Megawatts of energy, which can support up to 45,000 people.

The Morcenx facility is the first of 12-programmed plants in Europe using CHO Power’s patented multi-phased plasma gasification technology. The next three are currently under development. 

Fourth State Energy’s sister company, Nova Waste Solutions, and The Municipality of the County of Colchester are currently examining an advanced thermal conversion and recycling facility as an alternative to the municipality’s landfilling operations.