#Editors’Pick – Biogas & Waste Sorting Facilities

Canada: Construction of an organics biofuel processing facility

The City of Surrey officially opened North America’s first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management facility earlier this month. Curb side organic kitchen and yard waste will be converted into biofuel using anaerobic digestion technology, to later be used by the local fleet of natural gas-powered waste collection and service vehicles.

The facility has been designed to meet future demand, capable of processing 115,000 tonnes of waste each year. Currently, the city only collects 65,000 tonnes.

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Switzerland: Construction of a 70,000 tpa waste sorting facility

The project to construct SORTERA, a fully automated waste sorting facility, has begun in Satigny.  The state-of-the-art technology employed at the facility will allow the canton of Geneva to increase its waste recycling rate to more than 50%.

It will also offer secondary raw materials from the recycling process, including paper, cardboard, wood, ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

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