“Our situational advantage with the Duagh facility takes GESI steps beyond similar projects,” GESI CEO Gordon MacKay said in a statement. “While it took us years to get to the point of locking up this amount of feedstock, it was worth the effort to build all of our relations. To have it all situated where the plant will be located, and brought to us at no cost, with access to ready grid tie in, transport, industrial zoning, and a partner like On-Track, makes this project and our business plan leap off the pages. 2012 should be the pivotal and productive year for GESI.”
Since pulling out of the Kyoto Protocol, Canada is facing international scrutiny about its energy policy. Despite the success of solar power in Ontario and the development of new wind farms in Quebec, Alberta is more closely tied to Canada’s export-driven coal and oil sands industries. But, even one of the biggest oil sands companies can build a wind farm. Whether or not you think biomass combustion is a “clean” energy technology; there’s no denying that the GESI project diversifies Alberta’s energy portfolio, turns a waste stream into a viable fuel source, and can help stimulate the rural economy.
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