The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub understands feedstocks. A cost-effective, reliable, and long-term supply is essential to downstream processing success. Taking stock of available biobased feedstocks, including forest materials, agricultural residues, and organics from municipal solid waste streams was the first undertaking.
An extensive assessment by type, cost, and site location was compiled. This resulted in identifying an abundance of renewable feedstock supply over and above that needed to support a long-term commercial scale biorefinery operation.
Furthermore, industry feedback confirms that feedstock costs are within range of requirements. But that is not the end of the story. The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub is your conduit to feedstock stakeholders. We facilitate the support necessary to ensure continuous availability, extraction capacity, efficient transport systems, infrastructure, and implementation of the latest technologies. Continually improving feedstock cost and sustainability is of primary importance to the benefit of all. With over 2,000,000 metric tonnes of sustainable feedstock available from forest origin, agriculture, and municipal solid waste sources, Nova Scotia has ample supply for commercial scale bioresource businesses.
The Nova Scotia Innovation Hub is the means to form these critical partnerships and is another piece to an “investment-ready” Nova Scotia.