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Environmental Assessment


Pyrolysis Plant Project

Project Status Update (December 23, 2020)

On December 23, 2020 the Minister has approved Sustane Chester Inc. request to amend conditions of the Environmental Assessment (EA) Approval for the Pyrolysis Plant Project. Copies of the Ministerial Decision letter, of the Amended EA Approval and of the company’s Amendment Request Document can be viewed on this site.


This is to advise that on July 4, 2018, Sustane Chester Inc. registered the Pyrolysis Plant project for environmental assessment, in accordance with Part IV of the Environment Act.

The purpose of the proposed project is to construct and operate a pyrolysis facility that thermally decomposes and converts waste plastics derived from municipal solid wastes, to fuel. Approximately 12-15 tons of the waste-derived plastics is expected to be converted to synthetic fuel per day using the pyrolysis technology. The project will be located at 25 Rainbow Drive within the Kaizer Meadow Environmental Management Centre, which is approximately 20 km north of Chester in Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Project construction and operation is planned for the fall of 2018.

Minister's Decision

On August 23, 2018, the Minister of Environment released a decision concerning this review. The Minister has decided to approve the undertaking in accordance with Section 13(1)b of the Environmental Assessment Regulations, pursuant to Part IV of the Environment Act. The undertaking has been approved subject to a number of conditions

Project Documents


Opportunities for Public Input

Public comments on the Registration were accepted until August 3, 2018.

Comments received, including any personal information, will be made available to the public upon request.