Gaz Métro to acquire offset credits generated through biogas capture systems
Canadian Gaz Métro has entered into multi-year agreements with WSP Canada to purchase offset credits generated by the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
The emission reductions are reached through landfill biogas collection and destruction systems operated by WSP, a professional services firm, at the Mont-Laurier, Saint-Raymond, Rivière-Rouge, and Saint-Flavien landfills.
The partnership marks a further step towards attaining the environmental goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Québec.
The technology installed by WSP will bring about a permanent reduction of GHG emissions equal to some 140,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents.
WSP operates collection and destruction systems for the biogas, which carry the gas to a pumping station after which it is destroyed, at each landfill.
“In recent years, we have developed substantial expertise in biogas collection. Through intensive research on the various technical aspects to this endeavour, we have developed a product unique to the industry in sites that meets the specific criteria of the C&T system,” said Olivier Joyal, environment VP for Québec at WSP.
“The importance of finding an approach that maximises local economic and environmental benefits is clear. By partnering with WSP, we combe our commitment to helping achieve Québec’s environmental targets with long-term investment with our business partners,” said Vincent Pouliot, carbon market and energy efficiency manager at Gaz Métro.