Hay pellets for fuel are being produced right here in Annapolis County and West Nova Agro Commodities Ltd of Lawrencetown is inviting all those interested to visit the pellet plant at the former Britex building in Centrelea on Saturday, Oct. 4.
West Nova Agro is a community-owned and operated grain elevator in Annapolis County. It was started through a Community Economic Development Investment Fund in 2000 and built a small grain elevator to support the grain industry in Western Nova Scotia. The original business dried, stored, and marketed grain and oilseeds for the regions farmers.
As a community owned business, WNAC has given itself a mandate to support the agricultural sector and help develop new opportunities for agriculture. It has investigated diversification opportunities for the farming community over the past 14 years while supporting the grain and oilseed sector’s growth.
Since 2009, WNAC has been developing a business to take surplus, low quality hay and produce a fuel pellet or firelog. This new processing plant has been set up in part of the former Britex Textile Plant in Centrelea, near Bridgetown. The plant produced its first fuel pellets in the spring of 2014. Over the summer, work has continued to fine-tune the plant, making it ready to produce commercial quantities of hay pellets and firelogs this fall and winter.
On October 4 between 2 and 4 p.m., WNAC is hosting an open house at the former Britex plant on Highway 201 just west of Bridgetown. This will give… 2