Northern Pulp explores using fallen trees to produce electricity

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The company that owns the Northern Pulp mill in Pictou County is considering producing electricity from fallen trees caused by post-tropical storm Fiona.

Paper Excellence Canada's vice-president of energy and business development, Carlo Dal Monte, said the company is considering restarting the power boiler to produce "green energy." The company is negotiating with a local energy authority for a power purchase agreement, and the viability of the project would depend on completing an environmental assessment and renewing a water supply agreement.

The company is due back in court to extend creditor protection, and is participating in court-ordered, non-binding mediation with the Nova Scotia government to reach a settlement over the fallout of the Boat Harbour Act, which closed the former tidal estuary to effluent from the mill 10 years before its lease was to expire.

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