A SMART SOLUTION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Designed to process 115,000 tonnes of organic waste a year, the Surrey Biofuel Facility will be the largest of its kind in North America and will help Metro Vancouver achieve its regional waste diversion objectives under the Integrated Solid Waste and Resource Management Plan.
Surrey Biofuel Facility uses the latest anaerobic digestion technology to convert organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) and a sophisticated enclosed tunnel process to produce high-quality compost. It is fully enclosed with a state-of-the-art air treatment system that ensures minimal odour impact on the surrounding community. Annually, the facility produces approximately:
- 120,000 gigajoules of renewable natural gas (RNG)
- 45,000 tonnes of compost
That’s enough RNG to power 8,500 cars for a year!
The 160,000 square foot facility houses an organic waste collection hall, anaerobic digester, biogas upgrader, compost tunnels, odour abatement system, compost storage and an Education Centre. The facility is located adjacent to the Surrey Transfer Station in the Port Kells Industrial Park and provides convenient access from the South Fraser Perimeter Road (Hwy 17) and the Trans-Canada Hwy (Hwy 1). The facility design considered everything, from the siting of the facility structures to the graphic treatment on the exterior of the building, to optimize efficiencies and minimize environmental and community impacts from its operation.
Each year the facility will process organic waste from more than 150,000 Surrey households, local Industrial, Commercial and Institutional operations, and other municipalities in the region. The RNG produced is used to power the City’s waste collection trucks, operations vehicle fleet and to feed the City’s District Energy System. Our high quality ‘closed loop’ compost is available for purchase by a wide range of customers including farmers, landscapers and homeowners.