March 3, 2015 - The City of Surrey is partnering with a Dutch technology company to build a biofuel processing facility, according to a report in Business Vancouver.
By Scott Jamieson
Set to be completed in 2017, the facility will convert the city’s kitchen and yard waste collected at curbside – and commercial waste across the region – into renewable natural gas. It will then be used to power the city’s fleet of waste collection vehicles and district energy system. The site will also produce a compost product to be used for landscaping and agricultural purposes, and there will be room in the building to do school tours of the site.
The city says the organic biofuel facility will be the first fully integrated, closed-loop waste management system in North America, which will be able to process 115,000 metric tonnes of organic waste per year.
The site is being developed as a public-private partnership. Under this model, the city has chosen a private partner – Orgaworld – to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the facility through a 25-year agreement.
Orgaworld specializes in organic waste recycling with facilities in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada. Read the full report here.