FortisBC and the City of Vancouver have received regulatory approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) at the City’s landfill in Delta. This project aligns with the City’s and FortisBC’s shared commitment to develop more renewable energy and support the broader greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals outlined in the province’s CleanBC strategy. Construction of the biogas facility will begin in 2020 and take approximately 18 to 24 months to complete.
A recent CBC article covers the City of Toronto’s plans to turn organics was into renewable natural gas to fuel trucks and even heat homes. Since 2015, Toronto has been working to harness the biogas emitted from organic waste. After partnering with Enbridge to build a processing facility on the Dufferin site, biogas is now ready to fuel the majority of Toronto’s collection trucks. It’s one of the first cities in North America to do this.
French waste management company Suez has signed a deal with the City of Montreal to create an organic waste treatment centre. The new plant will convert organic waste material into biomethane, providing enough renewable gas to power around 3,600 households. Suez will build the biomethanation centre with the capacity to process 60,000 tonnes of organic material annually. It will recover organic waste produced by nearly 1.5 million residents in Montreal’s east side and the city centre and convert it using anaerobic digestion.