Greenlane Biogas to supply equipment to Canadian biogas project

By Greenlane Biogas | March 01, 2016

Greenlane Biogas has received a contract from Orgaworld Canada, an organic waste treatment company that is part of international waste-to-product business Shanks Group plc, to supply a biogas upgrading system and a CO2 recovery unit for the city of Surrey’s Organic Biofuel Facility.

The facility is currently under construction and will have the capacity to process up to 115,000 metric tons of organic waste—from the city’s curbside collection program and commercial waste from the region—annually. 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 greater than 97 percent. 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 in the City Centre community.

“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.”

Brent Jaklin, managing director for Greenlane Biogas North America added, “We’re excited to be working on another local project. The Organic Biofuel Facility is a significant project for the city of Surrey as it will be the first closed-loop integrated organics waste management system in Canada. This facility will allow the city 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. We believe this project will be a great showcase for other cities looking for an economical and environmentally sustainable solution to manage waste.”