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StormFisher opens $20m resource recovery plant in Canada

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StormFisher has opened a $20 million (€13.5 million) resource recovery facility in Ontario, Canada.

The project, developed in partnership with sustainable infrastructure company Generate, provides food waste recycling services to handle packaged organics and divert waste from landfills.

StormFisher’s new facility in Drumbo will enable more municipalities, restaurants, supermarkets, and food manufacturers to achieve their environmental goals by reducing food waste while producing renewable energy and organic fertiliser. The plant will be able to process over 100,000 tonnes of food waste annually.

“We are thrilled to expand operations so that our customers can broaden their environmental practices by diverting packaged food and green bin materials sustainably,” said Brandon Moffatt, vice-president of development at StormFisher.

“At the new purpose-built facility, we separate food waste from non-organic material using best-in-class technologies. This facility initiatives an important first step in organics processing by transforming residential and commercial organic waste into renewable energy and fertiliser.”

Recent regulatory changes by the Ontario Government help to support improvements in food waste recycling by easing the process of developing on-farm biogas systems.

Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, commented: “By reducing regulatory burden for on-farm anaerobic digesters, we can provide economic solutions to divert more valuable food and organic waste from landfills while maintaining environmental protection by encouraging the recycling of nutrients and reducing greenhouse gas emissions."