Commercially Operational Waste-to-Energy Facilities
Recycling Waste into Clean Synthetic Gas for Generators
Environmentally Sustainable Alternative to Landfills and Incineration
Reducing Climate Change Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Producing Clean Renewable Energy
Every 100,000 Tons of Garbage Diverted from Landfill Equals ~ 1.5 Million Tons of GHG Not Going into the Atmosphere.
Every 100,000 Tons of Garbage Processed into Syngas Fuel for Generating Power Produces 7.5 MW of Clean Renewable Power to the Grid.
Our Waste Resources Processing Facilities Increase Recycling of Marketable Materials.
Our Facilities Enable the Closure of Active Landfills, Which Represent ~ 5% of Canada's GHG Emissions.
Landfill Methane GHG Are 25 Times More Harmful than Automotive CO2 Emissions (Environment Canada).
Nova Waste Solutions Inc. (NWSI) is a Nova Scotian environmental solutions development company advancing alternative solutions to sustainably manage solid waste and hazardous waste resources, reduce their impact on climate change, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and produce clean renewable energy from waste. Noted below are locations where NWSI has been or is actively engaged with stakeholders exploring program solutions and options for the first in Canada facility. Interested municipalities who would like to discuss our innovative technology solution for sustainable waste management should contact us directly.
of waste going into active landfills could have been converted into clean renewable energy at less cost to municipalities and the environment (approximately)
of the provincial emissions come from waste management, including landfilling and collection (approximately)
Waste resources and processing facilities would create 50-75 jobs per faciliy
Waste diversion has changed little in over a decade, with over 70% of waste still going to landfills.
Nova Scotians should be proud of their initiative in transforming waste management and their introduction of the green bin for organics which spread across the country.
Landfills represent a very small percentage of jobs in NS, while waste resource and processing facilities would employ 50-75 people per facility.
Landfill Greenhouse Gas Implications
The NWSI program model avoids materials being collected in one container, being dumped into a landfill to rot and decay, and becoming a source of the most harmful GHG, methane, for 40 to 65 years while they decompose.
times more potent than carbon dioxide in terms of its global warming potential.
Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory notes that in 2015, approximately 30 Megatonnes (Mt) of carbon dioxide equivalent (eCO2) were generated at Canadian landfills, of which 19 Mt eCO2 were ultimately emitted.
Emissions from Canadian landfills account for
of national methane emissions.
Approximately 11 Mt eCO2generated at landfills were captured – of which 5.4 Mt eCO2were combusted and 5.6 Mt eCO2were utilized for various energy purposes.
The ~5% of waste management emissions includes landfilling and collection.
Landfills in Nova Scotia
There are too many landfills in Nova Scotia, both open and closed. Too many are also inequitably located near African Nova Scotian and First Nations communities. (ENRICH Project/ArcGIS). Sustainable waste management using advanced innovative technology processing facilities and remediating hazardous waste sites and legacy landfills is environmentally beneficial and the right thing to do for all Nova Scotians.
Halifax Regional Municipality
NWSI completed an unsolicited detailed feasibility study on developing a waste resources recycling and processing facility for HRM in 2015/16. The study showed that municipal tip fees would be less than current tip fees, and the industrial permit would allow for the waste resources recycling and processing waste-to-energy (WTE) facility to be built within the city, reducing collection costs and permitting the use of the renewable energy for both district power and heating. NWSI has met with the mayor and staff at various times since the completion of the study and is awaiting a response to our request to present the findings and opportunity to the Environmentally Sustainable Services Committee. The development of the facility would also create 50-75 new jobs.
Municipality of Queens
NWSI provided a presentation to the municipal council in 2015 outlining the opportunity to develop a resource recycling and processing facility as an alternative to their landfill operations. The preliminary financial data indicated that the municipality would save on overall operating costs. Council was interested in the proposal prior to the 2016 municipal elections, which saw a change in leadership. The proposal was subsequently put on hold. The development of the facility would create 50-75 new jobs.
Municipality of the County of Colchester
NWSI completed a detailed feasibility and financial comparison model study in 2019 of the existing landfill operations and a long-term service agreement to contract for servicing the municipality by an NWSI waste resources recycling and processing facility. The independent PWC financial model confirmed that the municipality would reduce operating expenses by closing their landfill and going with the alternative service delivery model agreement. The development of the facility would have created 50-75 new jobs.
Cape Breton Regional Municipality
NWSI presented the technology and proposal of developing a facility for CBRM to senior staff and stakeholders in the summer of 2019. Based on current and projected operating costs of the status quo program, the proposed facility would reduce operating expenses. The development of the facility would also create 50-75 new jobs.
Hazardous Waste Processing Study
NWSI is also currently under contract with Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal to assess the merits of a plasma vitrification processing facility to process contaminated site material and hazardous wastes from priority sites across the province. The facility would also enable the processing of other hazardous wastes like asbestos, which is currently landfilled, and bio-medical waste, which is currently shipped out of province at considerable expense.