January 2020

Tour of Surrey Biofuel Facility

Hosted by the Tri-City Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed or the event is sold out. For space availability, please email [email protected] Thank you.
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Location: Surrey Biofuel Facility - 9752 192 Street, Surrey, BC
Credit: 2 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Non-Member Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50

Student Member Price: $10.00 + GST = $10.50
Contact: Email: [email protected]
Note: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required. Please bring steel toe boots, hard hat, high-visibility vest, safety goggles, and ear plugs. Due to the limited quantity of PPE available on site, we ask that you come prepared. Please register as soon as possible due to space limitations.
Please join the Tri-City Branch for a guided tour of the Surrey Biofuel Facility, which incorporates world-class technology and is the largest of its kind in North America.

Event Details

The facility uses the latest dry anaerobic digestion technology to convert organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) and a sophisticated enclosed process to produce high-quality compost material. Please read the full description below for more details.

The ‘Closed Loop’ diverts 115,000 MT/y of organic waste from landfill and reduces CO2 emissions by 40,000 MT/y. Renewable Natural Gas generated by the facility powers city waste collection trucks, city fleet vehicles, and the District Energy System, and significantly reduces our carbon footprint. High quality compost produced at the facility will help local growers produce healthier crops, and capture and hold excess carbon dioxide in the ground.

The facility incorporates world-class technology and is the largest of its kind in North America. All this has been achieved with no increase to Surrey’s residential Solid Waste Levy or from borrowing for capital and delivers $3 million annual savings in waste collection.


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