Waste to Energy & Biofuel Projects Backed in BC
(Waste Management World) The agricultural industry in British Columbia, Canada is set to benefit from an investment in two waste to energy and biofuel projects under the Canada-B.C. Agri-Innovation Program.
According to the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture, an investment totalling $289,175 will go toward two projects to explore turning agricultural waste into quality biofuels that will create new or additional revenue streams for farmers:
The ministry said that $142,575 will be made available to Burnaby based Diacarbon Energy, which specialists in developing carbon neutral and carbon negative products.
The company is developing a project to convert agricultural wastes such as anaerobic digestate, poultry litter and spent mushroom substrate into biocoal. The company will also research the use of this biocoal as an industrial fuel and energysource.
A further $146,600 has been made available to Chilliwack based sustainable solutions developer for the equestrian industry, GreenScene AgriTek to expand the use of its reclamation and recycling technology to create a quality biofuel from used horse bedding.
The goal is to develop a model for future commercialisation that will take this waste product and reclaim the wood component to produce a quality biofuel that can be used in greenhouse boilers and for electricity co-generation. READ MORE