According to local reports, the regional government in Metro Vancouver has proposed a waste-to-energy project with the Lehigh Cement plant on Tilbury Island. Under the government’s plans, the plant would burn municipal waste as fuel. In local newspaper The South Delta Leader, reporters spoke to Lehigh Cement’s environmental manager, Jasper van de Wetering, who says that the plant already has experience of using some refuse-derived fuels such as construction demolition waste and tyres. The next step will be to convince Metro Vancouver that the technology and location work and that the project is cost effective. If approved, the plant would require a new mechanical-biological treatment facility to process the municipal waste into fuel. It’s unlikely the project would go into operation until 2016 at the earliest.
Metro Vancouver regional government is looking at nine sites in total for the waste-to-energy project, which is part of the regional government’s goal of recycling or composting 80% of solid municipal waste by 2020.
Edited from various sources by Katherine Guenioui
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