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Mustus hits Canada for six biomass plants

Clean energy company Mustus Energy has begun construction on the first of six new biomass plants in northern Alberta, Canada.

The 41.5MW power plant will cost Mustus $170 million (€134 million) and it is hopeful that the facility will be operational by spring 2014.

The plant will use residual wood from aspen trees processed by local lumber mills as its main feedstock.

‘These residuals have always cost the sawmill owners to deal with them and get rid,’ Mustus Energy CEO Ross Maxwell was quoted as saying. ‘With us coming in to do what we're doing, something that was a liability is now something that's going to make them some money as we’ll purchase these residuals.’