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Energy from waste project gets funds to find site

By District Energy posted 02-14-2019 12:26


Jenna Dulewich, Rocky Mountain Outlook


EXSHAW – One community’s waste could soon become another’s energy source.

Officials from Southern Alberta Energy from Waste Association (SAEWA) announced this week they will be moving forward with finding a location for the project after being awarded a $400,000 funding from the Alberta Community Partnership program grant.

“We are excited to move forward to identify an appropriate site for the energy from waste facility. Our process to date has resulted in six southern Alberta municipalities expressing interest in hosting an EFW facility,” said Paul Ryan, SAEWA vice chair/project lead and MD of Bighorn councillor.

Established in 2009, the non-profit SAEW association is a coalition of 60 municipal entities and waste management jurisdictions in southern Alberta with the mission to research and implement energy recovery from non-recyclable waste materials in order to reduce long-term reliance on land fills.

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