Volume 96 Issue 12 | pp. 12-13 | Concentrates
Issue Date: March 19, 2018

Canadian city closes the loop on waste

Department: Business
Keywords: Biofuels, biogas, bioreactor, Canada, municipal waste
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The city of Surrey, British Columbia, will produce fuel in this bioreactor.
Credit: Invest Surrey
This photo shows the two steel spheres of a large waste bioreactor.
 
The city of Surrey, British Columbia, will produce fuel in this bioreactor.
Credit: Invest Surrey

The city of Surrey in British Columbia has opened what it calls North America’s first closed-loop waste management system. The $68 million facility uses anaerobic digesters to convert curbside organic waste into methane that then powers the city’s fleet of waste collection vehicles. Excess fuel will go to a new energy system for the city’s center. The facility is expected to reduce greenhouse gases by 49,000 metric tons per year.

 
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