Harland landfill, CRD, Canada

Harland landfill, Capital Regional District, Canada

Waga Energy rolls out its first Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project in British Columbia, accelerating its international growth plans  in Canada.

Waga Energy and the Capital Regional District (CRD) are kicking out the construction of a RNG production unit to be installed at the Hartland landfill site, on Vancouver Island. This fourth Canadian project will leverage the WAGABOX® technology, developed and patented by Waga Energy, to produce RNG from landfill gas. 

This high-capacity WAGABOX®, to be commissioned in 2024, will process 2,000 scfm (3,200 m3/h) of landfill gas. It will produce up to 345,000 mmBTU (100 GWh/y or 365,000 GJ/y ), and save 450,000 tonnes of eqCO2 over the next 25 years, by replacing fossil-based natural gas.

The Hartland WAGABOX® unit will be built in Quebec by Waga Energy’s Canadian subsidiary, except for the cryogenic distillation module which will be imported from France. The RNG production will be sold to Canadian utility FortisBC by the CRD and injected into the gas grid via a pipeline extension that will be built as part of this project.

The CRD gathers thirteen municipalities on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands and serves a population of 432,000. It operates the Hartland landfill, which receives waste from British Columbia’s capital, Victoria, located 14 kilometers away, and surrounding communities.

The WAGABOX® unit will replace a gas-to-electricity plant which has been in operation at the landfill since 2004, significantly increasing the amount of energy produced on site.

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