Toronto W2E project is the first of its kind in the Canadian City

Toronto W2E Project - View of Toronto

Canada’s largest city has announced its plans to build a waste-to-energy (W2E) facility. The Toronto W2E project will be a renewable natural gas (RNG) facility and will be the first of its kind in Ontario’s capital. The project is a joint venture between the City of Toronto and Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., a Canadian multinational energy transportation company. The facility will produce RNG from the city’s organic waste. At the Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility in North York, the City’s Solid Waste Management Services Division will start installing new equipment…

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Technology reduces waste to energy facility emissions by more than half

An updated emission control system makes a Vancouver W2E facility even greener. Metro Vancouver’s Waste to Energy (W2E) Facility, located in British Columbia (B.C.), Canada, has lowered its emissions by 53% since the start of 2015, which is about equal to taking 20,000 vehicles off the road; a feat that was made possible by an updated emissions control system developed by Covanta Burnaby Renewable Energy. The technology minimizes nitrogen oxides. According to a Wire Service media release, Covanta’s trademark technology was developed to serve as a retrofit for facilities already…

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Researchers study how to convert wet farm waste to energy

Canadian researchers have developed a pressure cooking method to create biofuels from farm waste. Researchers from the University of Guelph are studying how to create biofuels via a waste to energy method that involves the use of farm waste, or, more particularly, what is referred to as “wet” waste, which is considered to be difficult to use. Generating energy from wet waste has always been a struggle for scientists. Wet and green waste includes materials like manure, tomato vines, and corn husks. The trouble with this waste, in comparison to…

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Landfill gas is being converted into energy in Saskatoon

The largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada has built its first power plant in over 100 years. Saskatoon is now home to a $1.5 million Landfill gas to energy facility that will not only be profitable for the city, but has been designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 45,000 tons and generate enough electricity to power 1,300 homes. During the next 20 years, the city anticipates it will earn over a million dollars every year in revenue from the plant. Saskatoon expects that from selling power produced by the waste…

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