Greenlane Biogas to supply biogas upgrading system to Canada
Greenlane Biogas has received a contract from Orgaworld Canada, part of Shanks Group, to supply a biogas upgrading system and a CO2 recovery unit.
The equipment will be delivered for Orgaworld’s organic biofuel facility in the city of Surrey in British Columbia, Canada.
The facility is currently under construction and will have the capacity to process up to 115,000 tonnes of organic waste annually, collected from the city’s household waste collection programme and commercial waste from the region.
The organic waste will be fed into anaerobic digesters to generate biogas, which will be upgraded by the system to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) with methane purity of over 97%.
The RNG will be used to fuel the city’s fleet of natural gas waste collection and operations service vehicles, and supply the city-owned district energy system to heat and cool public and privately owned buildings.
“After reviewing various technology options for this project, we selected Greenlane Biogas for their proven experience, local support, and technology solution,” said Nigel Catling, the capital infrastructure director of Shanks.
“Greenlane has previously completed two projects locally in Abbotsford and Delta, proving their technology works and the renewable natural gas produced from their systems meets the FortisBC specification.”
The Surrey biogas facility will be the first closed-loop integrated organics waste management system in Canada.
“This facility will allow the city [of Surrey] to recycle all the organic waste its residents produce by diverting the organic waste from landfills, and will reduce greenhouse gas emissions released into the atmosphere,” said Brent Jaklin, managing director for Greenlane Biogas North America.
“We believe this project will be a great showcase for other cities looking for an economical and environmentally sustainable solution to manage waste,” Jaklin concluded.