NOVA Chemicals promotes clean energy at Painesville

Pittsburgh, PA (June 15, 2010) – NOVA Chemicals Corporation today announced a new clean energy program at its Painesville, Ohio manufacturing location.  

The program, which uses landfill gas as a fuel source, is aligned with the new Ohio EPA solid waste management plan that establishes reduction and recycling goals for Ohio and its 52 solid waste management districts.  

“We’re proud to be investing in the sustainable benefits of landfill gas and helping the state of Ohio to become a leader in waste reduction and recycling efforts,” stated Brian Fedor, Site Leader for NOVA Chemicals’ Painesville manufacturing location.

An alternate fuel source generated by the decomposition of municipal waste, landfill gas contains methane which can easily be recovered and used the same as electricity or natural gas.  This initiative will significantly offset the amount of natural gas used at the Painesville facility – equating to the amount of energy used by up to 160 homes per year.

In cooperation with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, NOVA Chemicals developed a permit to allow the use of landfill gas to fire the steam boilers at the site.  Once fully optimized, the system will reduce conventional natural gas use by more than 60%, conserve a valuable natural resource and improve local air quality by eliminating the emissions associated with flaring of the landfill gas.

Located approximately 30 miles northeast of Cleveland, Ohio, NOVA Chemicals’ Painesville site manufactures 85 million pounds of expandable polystyrene (EPS) resins annually for use in the construction and packaging industries.


About NOVA Chemicals Corporation

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals, plastic resins and end-products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of The International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.  Visit NOVA Chemicals on the Internet at

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Wendy Lomicka – Director, Corporate Communications
NOVA Chemicals
Tel: 412.490.4292

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Forward-Looking Information:  This news release contains forward-looking information, including statements regarding the benefits of using landfill gas as a fuel source.  By its nature, forward-looking information requires NOVA Chemicals to make assumptions and is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties.   Some of the risks that could affect NOVA Chemicals’ future results and could cause results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information are detailed in the publicly filed disclosure documents and securities commissions’ reports of NOVA Chemicals.  NOVA Chemicals’ forward-looking information is expressly qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement.  In addition, the forward-looking information is made only as of the date of this news release, and except as required by applicable law, NOVA Chemicals undertakes no obligation to publicly update this forward-looking information to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise.​