Canadian Biomass Magazine

Future Energy Park secures environmental approval for construction, operation

December 11, 2023
By Green Impact Partners

Architectural rendering of entrance to Future Energy Park and its grain silos in the background. Image: Green Impact Partners

Green Impact Partners (GIP) Inc. announced it has received its Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) approval from the Government of Alberta’s Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas for the construction and operation of the Future Energy Park – an estimated $1.2 billion renewable biofuels facility to be located along the eastern edge of the City of Calgary.

This significant achievement is the culmination of nearly two years of technical and environmental review, along with extensive consultation and engagement with local stakeholders and Indigenous communities.

“This approval represents an extraordinary milestone for the project, and I’m extremely proud of our regulatory, engineering and development teams for their dedicated efforts that have enabled this major regulatory approval to become a reality,” commented CEO Jesse Douglas. “I’d also like to extend our sincere thanks to the Calgary community, the City of Calgary, Rocky View County and the Province of Alberta for their engagement and support of this great project. With all our major discretionary permits now secured, our team will continue to advance the project towards financial close.”

The Future Energy Park is a pioneering development that spans two of Alberta’s pivotal economic sectors – energy and agriculture – that is set to leave an indelible mark on the provinces’ energy landscape. GIP is committed to fostering enduring, impactful change, while demonstrating the company’s unwavering dedication to technological innovation, environmental stewardship, and sustainable solutions.


Once operational, the facility’s estimated annual production is over 3.5 million MMBtu of renewable natural gas, over 300 million litres of cellulosic equivalent ethanol, and approximately 350,000 tonnes of high-quality wet distillers’ grain.

Editor’s note: Read our feature on Future Energy Park here.

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