Interested in improving your sustainability record? Closing the Loop – a collaborative initiative of the Biogas Association – can help in two ways.
First, organic waste can be sent to biogas facilities across Ontario. This enables food waste to be recycled back to the soil, while extracting the energy content of the material first, and turning it into clean, renewable energy. This simple and cost-effective action results in impressive greenhouse gas reductions.
Second, fleet operators can consider using a blend of conventional compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable natural gas – which comes from food recycling – for their trucking needs. A 90 per cent/10 per cent blend of CNG and RNG provides a reduction of over 31 per cent of greenhouse gases, and financial savings over diesel fuel. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn how to Close the Loop at the Value of Biogas Workshops, Resources and Tours Mar. 25-26 in Hamilton. There are two workshop streams for municipalities, waste haulers and food processors on Mar. 25 – one for generating electricity, and one focused on CNG/RNG and fleets. Municipalities participate free of charge thanks to OPA/IESO funding. Detailed resources are available for participants. The Mar. 26th tour includes Hamilton wastewater plant generating electricity and RNG, Toronto’s SSO processing facility, and a commercial operation in Elmira.