Richard Weldon, Chairman of Evergreen Environmental

Evergreen launches $130m anaerobic digester in Oshawa

Evergreen Environmental yesterday started work on a $130 million Anaerobic Digester in Oshawa.

It is projected to drastically reduce organic waste by converting it to renewable natural gas and energy through anaerobic digestion.

Currently, organic waste from the Oshawa region is delivered to regional landfill sites where its stored energy is lost as it rots over decades. Many of these sites have already been saturated with physical waste, or are close to their maximum capacity, said a company statement.

Organic waste management in Oshawa is a long-standing problem that threatens to develop into a crisis without innovative efforts to redirect and reuse organic waste, it added.

The state-of-the-art digester takes organic waste and processes it into safe, usable fertilizer as well as natural gas. Both products will then serve local agricultural, commercial and residential markets. This is a true recycle and reuse project.

In the last five years, Anaerobic Digestion has rapidly gained support from residents and environmental officials in communities across Ontario. The wave of positive support stems from Anaerobic Digestion’s ability to not cause unwanted side effects such as ground water contamination or foul odours. Amidst the current climate change crisis, this innovative effort will reduce environmental waste and improve regional soil quality, said Evergreen.

The new facility will use cutting-edge, scientifically-tested and clean technology already used by many municipalities across Ontario. Evergreen Environmental, along with its partner company CCI Bio Energy, are leading experts in Anaerobic technology. “We are simply the best at it” says Richard Weldon, Chairman of Evergreen.

(Left to right): Ward Janssens, CEO/President of Evergreen Environmental, David Puccini, Minister of Environment, and Richard Weldon, Chairman of Evergreen Environmental
(Left to right): Ward Janssens, CEO/President of Evergreen Environmental, David Puccini, Minister of Environment, and Richard Weldon, Chairman of Evergreen Environmental

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