Biofuel company, Emera setting up shop on mill site

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The Bowater mill site (in Brooklyn, Queen’s County, Nova Scotia) will soon see activity again, as two businesses take up tenancy. 

Cellufuel president Chris Hooper explains what his company will be doing at the former Bowater paper mill site. The company is creating a biofuel plant, which would employ 5 to 10 people on site. 

Cellufuel will be doing research and development, with plans to create a diesel biofuel demonstration plant with construction starting next Spring. The company hopes to produce around 1 million litres of biofuel through this process, employing five to 10 people.

If the demonstration proves successful, they could expand to full-scale production, employing 30-35 people.

The province is investing $500,000 into the company to help them create the plant.

Emera, parent company to Nova Scotia Power, will also be a tenant in the plant. They are taking over Brooklyn Energy, a biomass plant, as well as committing $1 million over five years to invest on the site.

Brooklyn Energy will continue to employ 20 to 25 people.

The site will be administrated by crown corporation Innovacorp.

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Organizations: Brooklyn Energy, Nova Scotia Power

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