New clean energy project in British Columbia
The Nelson Daily staff
The first high-efficiency system in Canada for producing renewable energy from food and yard waste will be set up in BC.
Fraser Richmond Soil and Fibre Ltd., a subsidiary of Harvest Power Inc., will receive up to $4 million through the federal Clean Energy Fund, over two years, for the clean energy demonstration project which will see up to 27,000 tonnes of food and yard waste per year diverted from BC landfill sites.
Christian Paradis, federal minister of Natural Resources, made the announcement Tuesday.
“Investments in clean energy technologies are a key part of our balanced approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change,” he said
The project will utilize high-solids anaerobic digestion (HSAD) technology to turn food and yard waste into renewable energy and high-quality, marketable compost.
As part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the Clean Energy Fund is investing $795 million in clean energy technology development and demonstration over five years.
The Government of Canada’s support will help launch 20 projects under the renewable and clean energy portion of the Clean Energy Fund, totaling up to $146 million.
Three carbon capture and storage projects have also been announced, totaling $466 million from the fund.