By GreenCompany | December 26, 2009
Two new anaerobic digestion plants via RCI Technologies, Inc are being retained as a result of of Hydro-Québec’s tender for their acquisition of biomass cogeneration. These new anaerobic digestion plants are to be situated in the borough of Anjou near Montreal and Longueuil Quebec. The total investment output is some $60 million. RCI Technologies is a subsidiary of RCI Environment who is a green Canadian company that specializes in integrated waste management.
The new anaerobic digestion plants once up to speed will help convert some 100,000 tons of waste organic material into usable biogas. This conversion means that the biogas can be utilized in power generators with an output capacity of 3.9 MW. Instead of the organic material heading for the local landfill they will now be used to generate power for the ever-growing Canadian electrical needs.
The new biogas powered generation plants are an adaption of technology first developed by LIPP, a German company. This anaerobic digestion system is used in some 700 facilities around the world.
RCI Environment’s First Vice President for Strategic Development Jean Beaudoin said of the new plants, “The amount of electricity generated by each facility represents the average annual consumption of over 2,000 families and will eliminate approximately 140,000 tons of greenhouse gases.” This helps the government of Quebec reach their new waste management goals. Jean Beaudoin added, “These plants will make it possible to take a giant step towards the implementation of RCI Environment’s development strategy which is aimed at providing municipalities, institutions and companies with integrated and optimized waste management services designed to reduce waste landfill to a minimum by emphasizing reuse, recovery and recycling.”