There has been global energy challenges for decades. As the world looks to solve these challenges, it also looks with optimism that renewable energy could be the suitable replacement for fossil fuel energy products. In Atlantic Canada, there is major interest to find stable and cost effect energy products, such as wood related biomass, natural gas, and propane. However, with the uncertainty of the forestry sector, reliance on other provinces, rail lines, and pipelines there is not secure and economical options among the old standards. Also, from an environmental standpoint natural gas and propane maintain the dependence on fossil fuels.
There is a reliable and renewable solution. Anaerobic Digestion (AD) biogas facilities can create the same quality natural gas, without the negative environmental impact. An AD facility could be created using municipal wastewater, agricultural waste or even excess food waste. By re-purposing our existing waste, we can manufacture the same quality natural gas that we import from across Canada.