To cut back greenhouse fuel emissions and assist Ontario attain its local weather change objectives, together with the province’s plan to section out emissions from landfills by 2030, Waste Connections of Canada with the assist of Enbridge Gasoline Inc., is proposing to construct a model new renewable pure fuel (RNG) facility on the Waste Connections Ridge Landfill within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, Ontario. The renewable pure fuel will then circulation by way of new and current Enbridge Gasoline infrastructure to move to market.
Waste Connections of Canada will make investments over $50 million to develop the proposed Ridge RNG facility. The ability will seize landfill fuel generated by decomposing waste and remodel it into low carbon renewable pure fuel. From there, the RNG created will probably be injected into Enbridge Gasoline’ native pure fuel distribution system that provides fuel to properties and companies. The venture is predicted to scale back an extra of 110,000 tonnes of GHG emissions yearly. That is sufficient inexperienced power to warmth over 18,000 Ontario properties yearly—or about 40 % of the properties in Chatham-Kent.
This vital funding will assist Ontario’s financial restoration and unlock the potential for native clear power manufacturing when it’s wanted most. Enbridge Gasoline’ skilled pipeline contractors will use many native sources to construct the ability and associated pipeline. It’s estimated that the RNG facility would create near 50 improvement and building jobs in addition to a number of extremely expert everlasting operational jobs.
The proposed venture consists of building on the Waste Connections Ridge Landfill of a brand new landfill fuel restoration and upgrading facility and an RNG injection station. A brand new 4-inch diameter, 5.7 km pipeline will even be put in place that may run from Enbridge Gasoline’ Chatham East Line at Blenheim North Station to the brand new injection station situated on the Waste Connections Ridge Landfill. The Ridge RNG facility will probably be comprised of an upgrading and compression system to transform landfill fuel to high-quality renewable pure fuel.
This state-of-the-art venture will remodel Waste Connections Ridge Landfill waste into low-carbon power, which will probably be injected into the native pure fuel distribution system. Utilizing renewable pure fuel as a low-carbon power supply to warmth properties, energy companies and gas car fleets successfully helps corporations and communities obtain Ontario’s GHG discount purpose. If permitted by the Ontario Power Board (OEB), building might start within the spring of 2023 and be full by the tip of 2023.
“Waste Connections’ dedication to sustainability by way of vital funding in amenities like this allows the corporate to supply customers with a dependable supply of renewable pure fuel. Waste Connections operates eight of those RNG amenities together with one of many largest in North America. We’re proud to scale back emissions an extra of 110,000 tonnes of GHG per 12 months within the municipality of Chatham-Kent,” mentioned Dan Pio, President, Waste Connections of Canada
“Enbridge Gasoline is main the way in which to a low-carbon future by connecting RNG producers to customers, offering technical experience and providing power advertising and marketing companies. Working with solution-based corporations like Waste Connections of Canada and communities like Chatham-Kent is only one instance of the steps we’re taking to assist the transition to a low-carbon future,” mentioned Jim Redford, VP of Power Companies, Gasoline Distribution and Storage, Enbridge Gasoline