Implementation of High Solids Anaerobic Digestion Technology at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre 

City of Edmonton Waste Management Branch

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Edmonton, AB

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Waste Management Services provides waste management services for City of Edmonton residents and businesses, keeping in mind the preservation of natural resources, the protection of the environment and the financial capabilities of the city.

This renewable energy technology will see the diversion of 40,000 tonnes per year of organic solid wastes to the new High Solids Anaerobic Digestion Facility located at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.

The facility will generate renewable energy from biogas produced through processing of the organic fraction of municipal solid wastes, reducing GHG emissions by displacing fossil fuel sources, and avoiding landfill methane emissions through enhanced waste diversion activities. It represents a joint approach between the City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta and will focus on processing residential and industrial, commercial, and institutional organic solid waste materials into renewable energy and value-added products. During construction this renewable energy project is anticipated to create up to 50 jobs and approximately 10 jobs will be directly and indirectly generated during the operation of the High Solids Anaerobic Digestion Facility.