The Surrey Biofuel Facility became fully operational in the City of Surrey, part of the Metro Vancouver area earlier this year. This facility creates the first fully integrated closed-loop organics waste management system in Canada.
The facility is the largest of its kind in North America with the capacity to process 100% of the City’s organic waste over the 25-year contract term, along with commercial organic waste. It will significantly contribute to Metro Vancouver achieving its regional 70% waste diversion target and will be instrumental in reducing community-wide greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions will reduce by approximately 49,000 tonnes per year, which is the equivalent of taking over 10,000 cars off the road annually, eliminating the City’s corporate carbon footprint.
The facility can process up to 115,000 tonnes of organic waste every year. It will convert the City’s kitchen and garden waste, along with commercial waste from across the region, into renewable biomethane gas. The biomethane gas will be used to fuel the City’s fleet of natural gas powered waste collection trucks. The facility will also produce a compost product that will be suitable for landscaping and agricultural applications.