Forest and agricultural biomass is the most abundant resource for creating clean energy for the production of bio-based fuels, hydrogen, electricity and chemicals.
Alberta is a very advantageous location for Candaxa Energy to introduce the Proton Power Inc's (PPI) CHyP technology. The Province's has an abundant supply of cellulosic biomass from forest products operations through cereal crop waste. Alberta also has very progressive programs to reduce CO2 emissions and supports innovative renewable energy technologies.
Candaxa is in the early stage of development of the first CHyP biofuels facility in Alberta. The project will require approximately 2.5 acres of land to accommodate feedstock handling, a 50,000 square foot (3,116 m2) facility, and product storage and transportation facilities. Facilities could potentially be located in existing buildings at an existing saw mill site or a new building will be constructed. Early stage development activities include site selection and purchase or leasing, securing a feedstock supply agreement, securing a fuel off-take agreement, securing an off-take agreement for Biochar, completion of all appropriate permitting requirements, feedstock characterization and production volume calculations, certification of fuel specifications by appropriate Canadian authority, site civil engineering, securing electrical power supply for the facility, facility design and engineering, construction cost estimating and contracting (EPC), project financing. Candaxa will work closely with the Alberta Government to justify Provincial support for the first plant through grants and loan guarantees. A successful project will stimulate private investment and accelerate replication of the project model elsewhere in Western Canada and the Northwestern US.