BC Bioenergy Network funds waste plant
Feb. 6, 2012, Vancouver, BC - The B.C. Bioenergy Network has announced a $1.5 million grant that will be awarded to Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre in order to support the development of a waste to energy plant.
According to an article from Biomass Power and Thermal, the plant will be located in the lower mainland of BC and plans to divert approximately 27,000 metric tons of organic waste from landfills.
"The funding supplied by BCBN will be put toward two project components,
the first of which is a $1 million loan toward the commercial
demonstration of a High Solids Anaerobic Digestion (HSAD) plant that
will convert food scraps and yard trimmings to electricity."
The resulting plant will produce enough electricity to power over 700 homes (approximately 6,000MWh).
Meanwhile, the remaining BC Bioenergy Network funding will be used to purchase a pilot scale, mobile HSAD unit, that will feature smaller versions of HSAD equipment. The goal is to demonstrate to local communities the possible benefits of adopting such a system.