A wood pellet manufacturer is expanding its production capabilities in Upper Musquodoboit to meet international demands. The province, through Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), is supporting Enligna Canada with a $2.42-million term loan. This financing will help the company improve and upgrade its pellet mill facilities. “We’re pleased to see a strong international player like Enligna investing in this Nova Scotia community,” said Percy Paris, Minister of Economic and Rural Development. “The company’s commitment to renewable energy will have a positive and lasting impact on the people in Upper Musquodoboit and the province.” With headquarters in Germany, Enligna’s Canadian operations are the fourth-largest producer of wood pellets in Canada. The company uses sawmill and chipping waste, along with other wood byproducts that are unsuitable for sawmill or pulp operation. This material is used to produce wood pellets that are used for to generate power and heat. “As a veteran exporter to European markets, we are seeing more and more demand for renewable energy sources such as wood pellets,” said Fraser Gray, president of Enligna Canada. “This financing has helped us purchase new machinery to meet growing international demand for our products.” Enligna has expanded its operations on the former MacTara site and currently employs 58 people. The company also works with about 20 independent harvesters to supply raw materials. “Enligna has embarked on a significant expansion and our loan program is helping the company achieve its next level of growth,” said Stephen Lund, president and CEO of NSBI. “Our loans help Nova Scotia companies that are at a critical stage of development and are looking for financial assistance to help secure new business opportunities.” Enligna Canada is devoted to the intelligent use of wood, a renewable raw material, to secure the regenerative energy supply of tomorrow and beyond. It offers customers a comprehensive range of services related to renewable energy from woody biomass. Its international core business is supplying wood pellets to industrial and commercial customers as well as to power plants. Domestically, in Canada, it is focused on servicing small to medium-size private and industrial users. Nova Scotia Business Inc. is Nova Scotia’s private-sector-led business development agency. NSBI is the investment-attraction arm of the province and helps businesses in Nova Scotia meet growth potential through advisory services, trade development, financing and venture capital.
New Delhi: Queries related to the newly introduced EWS category, cut-offs, deduction of marks on changing streams were some of the queries of aspirants that dominated the first open day at the Delhi University, which started the online registration on its admission portal on Thursday.The university organises Open Days for parents and students every year to resolve their queries about filling up the online forms, the admission process and the criterion for admission in the varsity. Moreover, within the 24 hours 1,01,811 registration were done on the portal. Also Read – Cylinder blast kills mother and daughter in Karawal NagarMany parents had queries about the newly introduced EWS category. Some aspirants also complained that their respective SDMs were not even aware about any EWS certificate they were required to issue. In January, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared 10 per cent quota in education and government jobs to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), a key demand of upper castes. Saurabh Sinha, who had come from west Delhi’s Janakpuri, said, “We know that this category has been introduced in DU and we had gone to SDM of our district to find out about the EWS certificate. “They said they had not received any notification about any such certificate that they were supposed to issue,” he said. Sinha said the officials here were asking aspirants to upload an acknowledgement receipt. Another student, Gunjan Makhijani, who had come from Naraina Vihar, had a similar issue. Also Read – Two persons arrested for killing manager of Muthoot Finance”The district authorities are saying that they are not aware about the EWS certificate. DU is saying it’s not their prerogative. It is disheartening to know this. I had a subject engineering graphics in Class 12 and I wanted to know whether the marks I secured in that subject can be added to the best of four,” she said. An admission official said some 24-25 students who have registered themselves on the admission portal have uploaded EWS certificates and if any government official is saying they do not know about it, the varsity is helpless. Many other students and their parents had queries about the OBC certificate, which they said had been issued last year, while the Delhi University mandates that it should be dated March 31, 2019 or later. Some students also said that the district authorities were refusing to reissue certificates as they queried if they could upload income certificate along with a copy of the OBC certificate of last year. However, officials maintained that they are following guidelines and accepting acknowledgment receipts and the students have time till that last date of admission to get their certificates made. This year, the varsity will be effecting a 10 per cent increase in seats for economically weaker sections and due to this there will be a rise of close to 6,000 seats, taking the total number of seats for undergraduate courses to 62,000. There will be separate cut-offs for students belonging to the EWS category.