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City of Surrey Unveils State-of-the-Art Biofuel Plant

Ashley Hyshka, The Runner Summary Surrey is undertaking a unique initiative by using discarded biomatter in green bins as renewable fuel. As part of the effort to be more environmentally sustainable, the city recently opened the Surrey Biofuel Facility, a $68 million plant located in Port...


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Milestone Biofuel Facility to Power Natural Gas Waste-Collection Trucks

Betsy Lillian, NGTNews Summary A new biofuel facility has opened in the Port Kells industrial area of Surrey, British Columbia. According to the City of Surrey, the C$68 million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America. The...


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Expanding Bioenergy, UBC's DES Goes Green

Summary Building on years of operational success with biomass, UBC is now preparing to expand its renewable energy portfolio. Located within an existing bioenergy facility this new 12MW biomass addition will triple the facilities thermal generation capacity, increase campus resiliency, reduce...

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Kwadacha Nation installs wood gasification system

Taylor Fredericks, Canadian Biomass The wood gasification system, composed of three linked Borealis CHP biomass generators and a dryer, became operational in April last year. Photos courtesy Borealis Wood Power Corp. Summary Chief Donny Van Somer of the Kwadacha Nation can...


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New biomass boiler to save community $29,000 a year

Bioenergy Insight Summary A new woodchip fuelled biomass boiler is to be installed in the District of Clearwater, British Columbia, Canada, according to the Clearwater Times . The new biomass boiler will be installed in the North Thompson Sportsplex, and could supply heat to nearby...


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Is Site C solution in Richmond’s backyard?

Graeme Wood, Richmond News Coun. Harold Steves says large-scale geothermal projects can mitigate future power requirements in B.C., thus negating any need to flood the Peace River Valley for the Site C hydroelectric dam. The City of Richmond created its own geothermal company, which sells...


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KWL Wins CCE Award of Excellence

Kerr Wood Leidal Summary Kerr Wood Leidal, a member of IDEA, received the Award of Excellence for its Central at Garden City District Energy System Mini-Plant at the 2017 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala held on October 24 in Ottawa. The Central at Garden City District Energy...


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Sapperton District Energy System: A Unique Opportunity

Speakers Mike Homenuke, Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Norm Connolly, City of Westminster #AnnualConference #2014 #ConferenceProceeding #DistrictEnergyinCities #KerrWoodLeidal #CityofWestminster #SappertonDistrictEnergySystem #Vancouver #BritishColumbia #Canada

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SFU develops biomass plant to decrease greenhouse gas emissions

Henry Tran, The Peak Simon Fraser University is set to start construction on a new biomass plant that will power the university and adjacent urban community while drastically reducing emissions. SFU, along with SFU Community Trust, which oversees the development of UniverCity, has partnered...


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Planning and Development of District Energy Systems in the City of Richmond

Summary The city of Richmond has recognized early the benefits of the district energy systems and started to explore district energy opportunities in the City 10 years ago. Currently, the City operates two district energy systems, ADEU and OVDEU, with third one (CCNDEU) in planning phase. This...

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