International waste-to-product business Shanks Group plc announced in December that Iris Solutions, a consortium led by Orgaworld Canada, part of Shanks’ Organics Division, has been selected as the preferred proponent to build the Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility in Canada, which will be able to process 115,000 tons of residual kitchen and garden waste from Surrey each year.
The facility, expected to become fully operational by late 2016, will generate biomethane which can then be used to power the city’s natural gas waste collection trucks. It will also produce a compost product that will be suitable for landscaping and agricultural applications. Once the facility is operational, Surrey will have the first closed-loop fully-integrated organics waste management system in North America.
Under the contract, Orgaworld Surrey will design, build, maintain and operate the facility. When completed, the facility will be the largest of its kind in Canada with a capacity to process 100% of the City’s organic waste, along with commercial organic waste, helping Metro Vancouver achieve its regional 70% waste diversion target.
City of Surrey Councillor, Bruce Hayne said: “Council is pleased to move forward with this exciting and environmentally sustainable project. We look forward to continuing Surrey’s positive growth within clean energy industries, as laid out in our Sustainability Charter.”
Source: Shanks Group