Solid waste landfills, over time, generate methane – a greenhouse gas which can be converted into a valuable source of clean energy. We deploy gas recovery systems to collect methane, which is then used to:
In 2015, we opened a renewable natural gas facility, the largest of its kind in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The facility, located in Terrebonne, Quebec, near Montreal, is converting landfill gas to natural gas which is then delivered to the TransCanada pipeline network, via an injection point adjacent to the landfill site.
- generate electricity for local households
- fuel local industrial plants
- power alternative fueled vehicles
- qualify for carbon emission credits
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- The facility is designed to process approximately 10,000 cubic feet per minute of incoming landfill gas.
- The gas generated at the site is the equivalent of fueling 1,500 trucks for 20 years.
- The new plant will result in the avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions of approximately
- 1.2 million tons of carbon dioxide over a 10-year period.
- Landfill gas is recognized as a renewable energy source by regulators across North America.