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New waste conversion project in Canada progresses

Plasco Energy Group has proposed a waste conversion facility to be constructed in Ottawa, Canada.

An agreement has been signed with the City of Ottawa and the plant is set to convert around 150,000 tonnes of waste a year.

The City has signed up to supply 109,500 tonnes per year of Ottawa's municipal solid waste and has first refusal to supply the balance of plant capacity for the first 20 years, with four five-year extensions optional.

The City estimates that the project will extend Ottawa's existing landfill life by at least 28 years saving it around $250 million (€189.2 million) in future landfill capital costs.

Construction is expected to commence in the second half of 2013 and commercial operations slated for 2015.