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Current projects

Together with our Renewable Natural Gas suppliers we're turning organic waste from BC farms and landfills into something good.

 

Fraser Valley Biogas

Fraser Valley Biogas in Abbotsford combines anaerobic digestion and a biogas upgrading plant to produce high-quality biomethane from agricultural and food processing waste.

FortisBC operates the interconnection facility at this project, monitoring gas quality and connecting this source of renewable natural gas to customers. This project has the potential to produce the equivalent of 90,000 gigajoules of natural gas per year, enough to heat the equivalent of more than 900 homes for a year.

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Salmon Arm Landfill 

At the Salmon Arm landfill, we’re working with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) to upgrade and inject biomethane derived from landfill gas into the local distribution system. We’re playing an active role in this project by owning and operating the biogas upgrading plant. Commissioned in early 2013, this project received funding support from the Province of BC’s Innovative Clean Energy Fund and the BC Bioenergy Network. The project recently won a Sustainable Community Award for the capture and use of beneficial landfill gas. It has the potential to produce the equivalent of 40,000 gigajoules of renewable natural gas annually, which is enough to heat the equivalent of more than 400 homes for a year.

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Glenmore landfill 

For this project, FortisBC will install a gas purification plant that will use landfill gas from the Glenmore landfill in Kelowna, BC. In cooperation with the City of Kelowna, this project will be only the second in Canada with a purification plant capable of meeting strict pipeline standards for gas quality. In its first full year of operation, it is expected to produce over 60,000 gigajoules of renewable natural gas, which is enough to heat the equivalent of more than 600 homes for a year. Over the life of this project, FortisBC expects to see this yearly amount double. The plant is expected to be operational by spring 2014.     
 
 

Future projects

FortisBC has received approval from the BC Utilities Commission for four additional renewable natural gas purchase agreements. These agreements will result in new renewable natural gas production facilities located in four Lower Mainland municipalities. The projects are expected to proceed over the next few years and include: Seabreeze Farm in Delta, Dicklands Farm in Chilliwack, Earth Renu in Delta and the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Richmond.  

Contact us

We welcome inquiries and proposals for new projects. Please email us at biogasprogram@fortisbc.com for information on how you can submit your idea.