The 2019 Value of Biogas West Conference provides you with the opportunity to visit one of two B.C. biogas/RNG facilities. You can choose from:
Surrey Biofuel Facility
Located in Port Kells, adjacent to the Surrey Transfer Station, the Surrey Biofuel Facility is B.C.’s newest biogas/RNG plant. This recently built municipal RNG facility converts 115,000 tonnes/year of residential organic waste into approximately 120,000 gigajoules/year of RNG. The RNG is used to fuel the City of Surrey’s natural gas waste collection vehicles, and provides a renewable fuel source for the City’s new District Energy System. For more information on the Surrey Biofuel Facility click here.
All attendees on the Surrey Biofuel Facility tour MUST wear steel toe boots. Anyone without steel toe boots will not be allowed to enter the Surrey Biofuel Facility, and must stay outside.
Fraser Valley Biogas
B.C.’s first on-farm biogas plant, and the first biogas plant in Canada to inject RNG into the natural gas pipeline, Fraser Valley Biogas has been operational since 2010. Today, Fraser Valley Biogas co-digests dairy manure from several farms with local food waste to produce 90,000 gigajoules/year of Renewable Natural Gas. With plans for future expansion, Fraser Valley Biogas may soon become one of the largest on-farm biogas plants in Canada.
All attendees on the Fraser Valley Biogas tour should wear clothing and footwear appropriate for an on-farm tour in early January. This tour is held entirely outside.
Buses for the Biofuel/RNG Tours will leave the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel at 1 pm, returning at 5 pm. Spaces on the Biogas/RNG Tours will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for the Biogas/RNG Tour is $75 and includes bus transportation to and from the Biogas/RNG facility of choice and light refreshments.