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Mustus to build a biomass power plant in Alberta

Mustus Energy Ltd. will be working with Lockheed Martin Canada to build a new 41.5 megawatt biomass-fuelled power generation plant in La Crete, Alta.


February 17, 2012
by PLANT STAFF

CALGARY: Mustus Energy Ltd. will be working with Lockheed Martin Canada to build a new 41.5-megawatt biomass-fuelled power generation plant in La Crete, Alta.

Lockheed Martin, a global security company based in Bethesda, Md., will procure materials, equipment and other services for the project that will provide enough energy to power over 30,000 homes.

It will also manage construction of the plant, which is to begin in the spring.

Mustus Energy, a clean energy company based in Calgary, says the biomass facility is to begin commercial operations by the fall of 2013, and will provide base-load electrical power to the Alberta grid.

The company plans to use the tops of aspen trees for feedstock. The tops would normally be discarded as waste after the trunks are processed into lumber and other products at local mills.

Six per cent of Canada’s power comes from biomass, making it the second largest source of the country’s renewable energy generation.