Ledwidge Lumber seeks loan and guaranteed wood supply for a biomass power plant
Ledwidge Lumber Co. Ltd. of Enfield, Nova Scotia is working on plans to start generating power.
They would like to establish a 4 megawatt generator that would burn biomass. The company would sell the power to Nova Scotia Power to reduce their operation’s power bill.
Currently, Ledwidge Lumber primarily produces lumber, and also sells pulp chips to Northern Pulp, and sawdust to Shaw Resources who uses the sawdust to manufacture wood pellets for residential pellet stoves. Ledgwidge also sells bark to the Brooklyn Power Corp. facility that Resolute Forest Products owns where the bark is used to fuel a 24 megawatt facility.
Ledwidge already burns it owns shavings to two boilers to heat their dry kilns and plant.
Much of Ledgwidge Lumber’s plan to construct their own biomass power generator is hanging on the province’s planned purchase of Resolute Forest Products Inc.’s massive woodland because Ledwidge Lumber would need a guaranteed fuel supply to gain regulatory approval.
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