Meet our Renewable Natural Gas suppliers

We wouldn’t be able to offer the Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) program without our dedicated local suppliers.1 They’ve invested a lot into this program because they understand the environmental benefits, and they believe in the potential of biogas to create not only sustainable energy, but a sustainable business model.

Sea Breeze Dairy Farm

The owner Seabreeze dairy farm standing in front of an aerobic digester (18-150.6)

Location: Delta, BC

Operation: combines anaerobic digestion and a biogas upgrading plant to produce RNG from the manure of the farm’s dairy cows and organic waste from the Metro Vancouver area.

FortisBC’s role: we operate the interconnection facility at this project, monitoring gas quality and connecting this source of Renewable Natural Gas to customers.

Operation byproducts: hygienic bedding for the farm’s cows and a nutrient-rich digestate which becomes fertilizer for growing crops to feed the cows, creating a sustainable loop of food, waste and energy.

Annual production: 45,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas, which is enough to heat about 500 homes for a year.2

Website: Sea Breeze Dairy Farm

Surrey Biofuel Facility

The inside of the Surrey bio gas facility. (18-150.6)

Location: Surrey, BC

Operation:  a closed loop organics processing operation collects and processes curbside organic waste from Surrey residents and businesses. Biogas produced by the facility is captured and upgraded to Renewable Natural Gas. This gas will eventually be used to power Surrey’s waste collection trucks as well as the city’s growing fleet of natural gas-fuelled vehicles.

FortisBC’s role: we operate the interconnection facility at this project, monitoring gas quality and connecting this source of Renewable Natural Gas to customers.

Operation byproducts: compost

Annual production: the Surrey Biofuel Facility will produce approximately 100,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas, which is enough energy to heat more than 1,100 homes for a year.2

Website: Surrey Biofuel Facility

Fraser Valley Biogas

Peter Schouten of Fraser Valley Bio Gas standing in front of his farm's barn and digesters. (18-150.6)

Location: Abbotsford, BC

Operation: combines anaerobic digestion and a biogas upgrading plant to produce RNG from agricultural waste and commercial food processing waste.

FortisBC’s role: we operate the interconnection facility at this project, monitoring gas quality and connecting this source of Renewable Natural Gas to customers.

Operation byproducts: nutrient-rich fertilizer for use on surrounding farms

Annual production: 90,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas, which is enough to heat more than 1,000 homes for a year.2

Website: Fraser Valley Biogas

Salmon Arm Landfill

A overview image of Renewable Natural Gas upgrader equipment (18-150.6)

Location: Salmon Arm, BC

Operation: biogas created from landfill waste is captured and cleaned so it can be injected into the local natural gas distribution system. Since it began production, the project has won a Sustainable Community Award.

FortisBC’s role: we own and operate the biogas upgrading plant, working with the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

Annual production: approximately 15,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas, which is enough energy to heat more than 160 homes for a year.2

Website: Salmon Arm Landfill Gas Capture Project

Glenmore Landfill

An overview image of the Renewable Natural Gas facility at Glenmore Landfill (18-150.6)

Location: Kelowna, BC

Operation: biogas created from landfill waste is captured and cleaned so it can be injected into the local natural gas distribution system.

FortisBC’s role: we own and operate the biogas upgrading plant, working in co-operation with the City of Kelowna.

Annual production: 45,000 gigajoules of Renewable Natural Gas in the first full year of operation, which is enough to heat more than 500 homes.2 Over the project life, this annual amount is expected to double.

Website: Glenmore Landfill

Future projects

Two new Renewable Natural Gas production facilities are expected to proceed over the next two years: one at Dicklands Farm in Chilliwack, and the other at the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Richmond.

Interested in working with us to produce Renewable Natural Gas? Learn about becoming a Renewable Natural Gas supplier.

1Renewable Natural Gas is produced in a different manner than conventional natural gas. It is derived from biogas, which is produced from decomposing organic waste from landfills, agricultural waste and wastewater from treatment facilities. The biogas is captured and cleaned to create carbon neutral Renewable Natural Gas (also called biomethane).
2Number of homes based on average Lower Mainland use of 90 GJ annually.