A major potato processor located in eastern Canada processes locally grown potatoes to dried flakes. The energy needs of the facility are primarily met using bunker fuel oil. The volatility in the fuel oil price and availability during inclement weather significantly impacts the profitability and viability of the processor. Local caps on greenhouse gas emissions limit the fuel available to the processor and its ability to expand production. In addition, the existing waste treatment plant has been stressed causing potential environmental risks.
At this location, the Novus Energy facility will convert approximately 60 tons per week of potato peels and other waste to create 250,000 mmBTU of green gas, 4 million gallons of liquid fertilizer and 42 million gallons of clean water. The facility will replace about 24% of the processors fossil fuel consumption enabling the addition of production.