Regional councillors will soon be looking at the possibility of bringing an anaerobic digester to Durham.
The region has recently contracted GHD, an engineering consultancy firm headquartered in Australia and with an office in Whitby, to help research and develop a business case for an anaerobic digester – facilities that use compost to generate biogas that, in turn, can be used to generate electricity – in Durham Region.
Hired in August, but first announced during a September meeting of the Energy from Waste – Waste Management Advisory Committee, GHD is due to present regional staff with a business case in mid-November.
From there, it will be off to regional councillors.
“If we get approval from council, then we move into phase three, which is the specification development and procurement activities,” Gioseph Annello, the region’s manager of waste planning and technical services, tells The Oshawa Express. read more >>