Mustus Energy is to work with Lockheed Martin, building a new 41.5mW biomass-fuelled power generation plant in La Crete, Canada.
Once completed, the facility will provide enough energy to power over 30,000 Canadian homes. Commercial operations are expected to begin in autumn 2013, with the previously discarded tops of aspen trees being used as feedstock.
Lockheed Martin will offer support in procuring materials, equipment and other required services, also managing the construction of the plant, which is planned to commence this spring.
‘The La Crete biomass facility will provide Alberta with a domestic, secure power source, while preserving the environment. Working with Mustus, we will leverage our expertise in project management and complex systems to ensure the successful development of this facility,’ says Tom Digan, president and general manager of Lockheed Martin Canada.
6% of Canada's power is produced from biomass, making it the second largest source of the country's renewable energy generation.