October 26, 2017 – The Municipality of the County of Colchester (Colchester) is participating with Nova Waste Solutions Inc. (NSWI) to complete a feasibility study into an innovative and clean alternative to active landfilling. This climate change and emission reducing alternative to landfilling will also increase recycling diversion, avoid legacy landfill environmental issues and is anticipated to significantly reduce municipal service costs.

Colchester Mayor Christine Blair said “We are pleased to participate in this study as we explore options for progressive use of solid waste prior to any investment decisions by Council.”

The study will assess the viability of a plasma gasification processing facility that turns waste resources destined for landfill into clean syngas, which in turn becomes power and heat. The process involves shredding and drying non-recyclable material that then passes through two vessels where plasma arcs create heat that breaks the materials down to a syngas.  The materials do not burn due to a lack of oxygen and it does not exhaust to the atmosphere. The Syngas (much like natural gas) is cleaned and used in generators to produce electricity, about half of which powers the facility with the remainder sent to the grid.

 “Colchester County and Nova Scotia are widely recognized as progressive leaders in solid waste management,” said Mr. Stephen Mader, President and CEO of Nova Waste Solutions Inc .,“and this feasibility project will show how this patented, proven, and highly efficient technology can build on this success by modernizing waste resource management in Colchester and by reducing their dependency on active landfilling.”

Nova Waste Solutions Inc. is partnered with CHO Power whose Morcenx France facility is a commercial sized, 50,000 tonnes/year fully operational facility processing commercial waste and biomass. The facility has been operating for over two years and is currently exceeding design targets of over 35% energy efficiency rating. Nova waste Solutions Inc. is licensed to develop a multi-phased plasma gasification technology in Canada that is patented by the company CHO Power.

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

For information or to learn more, contact Nova Waste Solutions Inc., or visit our webpage at WWW.fourthstateenergy.com.

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     The Municipality of the County of Colchester is participating in a feasibility study with Nova Waste Solutions Inc. to explore an innovative landfill alternative.

     The study will demonstrate the feasibility of developing an advanced waste resource transformation facility in Colchester as an alternative to active landfilling.

     Colchester Mayor Christine Blair said “We are pleased to participate in this study as we explore options for progressive use of solid waste prior to any investment decisions by Council.”

     Nova Waste Solutions Inc.’s project partner, CHO Power’s patented multi-phased Plasma Gasification process takes waste destined for landfills, diverts recyclables and turns the remaining materials into clean syngas that is used to generate power and heat.

    Stephen Mader, President and CEO of Nova Waste Solutions Inc., commented that the study’s objectives will showcase how this proven, innovative technology can build upon Nova Scotia’s history of waste management leadership.

     Nova Waste Solutions Inc. is partnered with CHO Power whose Morcenx France facility has been processing commercial waste and biomass for over two years and is exceeding design targets.

     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.