Montreal invests $167M to build biomethane plant

August 18, 2019 |

In Canada, the city of Montreal is investing $167 million (nearly $126 million USD) to build a plant on an old quarry site that will convert organic waste into renewable gas energy via biomethanation. The Montreal Gazette reports that it will cost $129.8 million for its design and construction and that maintenance for five years after it begins operations will cost another $37.2 million (Canadian dollars).

The facility will process approximately 60,000 tones of organic waste and produce enough renewable gas to power about 3,600 homes. The plant is expected to be in operation in 2022.

According to Montreal Gazette, the organic waste will be transformed into four million cubic metres of biomethane every year and the plant is part of the province’s larger goal to have 60 per cent of organic waste processed and treated instead of put in landfills.

The city approved a five-year contract with Suez Canada Waste Services for the plant, which will be known as CTMO (Centre de traitement de matières organiques).

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