Calgary: Canada’s Energy Hub with Strong Government Incentives and Support to Ensure a Clean Energy Transition while Diverting Waste from Landfills
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – March 17, 2022 –Northstar Clean Technologies Inc. (TSXV: ROOF, OTCQB: ROOOF) (“Northstar” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that the Company’s Board of Directors has approved the selection of the City of Calgary, Alberta, Canada as the planned location for the Company’s expanded-capacity asphalt shingle reprocessing scale up facility (the “Calgary Empower Facility”).
Based on the independent engineering design study, the Calgary Empower Facility is expected to be the Company’s first modular scale up facility and is expected to be designed and engineered with an estimated capacity of 150–200 tonnes per day (“tpd”), which is approximately two to three times scale up from the full commercial production capacity of 50-75 tpd at the Company’s existing reprocessing pilot facility in Delta, British Columbia. The scale up facility’s build and design are part of the Company’s planned expansion strategy with the goal of operating asphalt shingle reprocessing facilities across Canada and the United States. The Company’s independent front-end engineering design or “FEED” for the scale up facility is expected to be completed by the end of Q12022.
Mr. Brad Parry, President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development, states: “With our strong clean tech innovation ecosystem, a long history of industry collaboration and investment, Calgary is the place to be for companies like Northstar that are driven to make an impact on the energy transition. Calgary has a reputation for being a place for people who want to solve environmental and other challenges, and we are pleased Northstar has chosen Calgary to build its new planned facility that can help keep asphalt shingles out of landfills. Northstar’s commitment to clean technology, community, and long-term solutions aligns with our economic strategy’s focus on sustainability and Calgary in the new ‘Energy Transition’ economy. We look forward to the opportunities Northstar’s planned facility can bring to our city.”
Mr. Aidan Mills, President & CEO of Northstar, states, “To be successful, I believe companies like ours with a sustainability focus first need to demonstrate their technology works. Second, they need to scale up their technology. Third, they need to rapidly deploy their technology across their key markets. We have successfully demonstrated the first step with the steady state production of our design specification product at the Empower Pilot Facility in Delta, British Columbia – and we believe the Calgary Empower Facility can deliver on the second step – by scaling up our technology to full commercial potential. We are delighted to have selected Calgary as the site location for our first asphalt shingle reprocessing scale up facility. Calgary is home to Canada’s “energy transition” economy and we are excited to be a part of this movement. The reception to our environmental solution to landfill waste has been well received by the municipality, and we look forward to delivering a long-term solution for significantly reducing landfill waste from asphalt shingles in Calgary. We are also excited to bring jobs to Calgary, adding ten to fifteen staff plus contractors at the Calgary Empower Facility and continuing to expand our corporate office as we grow the business. We are now in advanced stages of identifying a suitable leasing site in Calgary for our scale up facility and we will provide an update once a location is secured.”
Mr. Allen Gervais, General Manager (Alberta) at Northstar, comments, “The City of Calgary has been very engaged with us as we move to deliver a solution which could divert an estimated 30,000 to 50,000 tonnes per year of shingles that would otherwise be destined for landfills. We believe this facility will contribute to Calgary’s growing reputation as a hub for innovative green energy and circular economy solutions.”
The Company previously commenced an exploratory sites election process for its first scale up facility. The Company then commenced a detailed geographic target market analysis to evaluate potential site locations. After identifying several potential geographic markets for Northstar’s flagship facility, the Company determined that the City of Calgary was the most attractive location for the Company’s first expansion facility for the following reasons:
· Strategic center of Canada’s “Energy Transition” economy
· Strong provincial, municipal, and community support for emissions reduction projects
· Sophisticated government programs for energy transition projects
· Suitable industrial land options located close to landfill(s)
· Significant asphalt shingle supply and inventory
· Close proximity to major industry partners, including shingle manufacturers and off-take partners
· Highly skilled labour for engineering, materials handling and hydrocarbon processing
· A clear road map for non-dilutive project financing and government grants
Expected Sequence of Events
· H12022 – Commence procurement of long lead equipment
· H12022 – Enter into a long-term lease for the Calgary Empower Facility
· H22022 – Complete detailed plant engineering
· H22022 – Complete life cycle assessment for Calgary Empower Facility
· H22022 – Commence procurement of equipment and pre-construction work
· H22022 – Complete operational personnel and contractor hiring
· H12023 – Commence Calgary Empower Facility construction
· H12023 – Commercial production at Calgary Empower Facility
Final site selection and other construction terms aresubject to final approval by the Company’s Board of Directors. Upon securing financing and receiving permits, the Company plans to begin construction on theCalgary Empower Facility in the second half of 2022 with targeted operations by the end of the first half of 2023.
The Calgary Empower Facility will operate under “Empower Environmental Solutions Calgary Ltd.”, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.
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Northstar Clean Technologies Inc. is a Vancouver-based clean technology company focused on the sustainable recovery and reprocessing of asphalt shingles. Northstar has developed a proprietary design process for taking discarded asphalt shingles, otherwise destined for already over-crowded landfills, and extracting the liquid asphalt, aggregate and fiber for usage in new hot mix asphalt, construction products and other industrial applications. Focused on the circular economy, Northstar plans to reprocess used or defective asphalt shingle waste back into its three primary components for reuse/resale at its Empower Pilot Facility in Delta, British Columbia. As an emerging innovator in sustainable processing, Northstar's mission is to be the leader in the recovery and reprocessing of asphalt shingles in North America, extracting the recovered components from asphalt shingles that would otherwise be sent to landfill.
For further information about Northstar, please visit www.northstarcleantech.com.
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