2011-01-06 Ottawa Citizen
While U.S.-based Solena is in commercial ventures, e.g., with Qantas (see previous posting), Ottawa‘s Plasco seems to be struggling to reach commercial potential.
Rod Bryden, chief executive officer of Plasco, proudly showed off his plant on Trail Road to representatives of the diplomatic community in 2008. Three years later, Bryden has found $110 million in new financing to build technology that turns garbage into energy. Photograph by: Wayne Cuddington, Ottawa Citizen
Plasco Energy Group’s plant on Trail Road is slated to shut down on Jan. 21 while the company applies to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for an extension to its garbage-to-energy operations.
The company applied late last month to extend its clean-technology program, but Plasco must go through an “environmental assessment screening”process before it can fire up its plant again, according the province’s Ministry of the Environment.
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