Greenlane supplies biogas upgrading systems for Quebec facility

By Greenlane Biogas | September 06, 2016

Greenlane Biogas has been contracted by Filtrum Construction, a Quebec-based water and wastewater treatment infrastructure construction specialist, to supply two Totara biogas upgrading systems and additional equipment to upgrade the biomethanization plant located at the city of St. Hyacinthe’s wastewater treatment plant.

Installation of the Totara systems at the biomethanization plant will allow the city to purify raw biogas to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) from organic waste. Each Totara unit has the capacity to upgrade up to 2,000 normal cubic meters per hour of biogas for a total production capacity of 13 million normal cubic meters annually. The RNG that is produced by the city will be used to heat and fuel municipal buildings and vehicles. Surplus RNG will be sold to Gaz Métro.

“We are very happy to work on this project with Greenlane Biogas on our team,” said François Noël, president of Filtrum Construction. “Based on their experience and track record, we are confident the project will be a success.”

“The city of St. Hyacinthe choose Greenlane’s water wash technology based on their experience and track record,” said Pierre Mathieu, Conseiller Technique of St. Hyacinthe WWTP. “They have municipal experience with their City of Hamilton and they worked on the largest RNG project in Canada here in Montréal, and the RNG produced from their systems meet utility requirements.”

“This is a milestone project for the province as the city of St. Hyacinthe will be the first in Québec to take organic waste and turn it into RNG for its own use and for injection into the local pipeline,” said Brent Jaklin, managing director for Greenlane Biogas. “With this project, the city will be able to cut its energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and produce clean energy for local consumption. We believe this is the start of a municipal circular clean economy and we’re excited to be a part of it.”

Since 2010, the city has been treating its wastewater sludge with biomethanization. This upgrade will allow the city to increase the stream of organic matter its processes to include residential compostable waste from 23 surrounding municipalities and agri-food waste from local businesses.