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by Journal Of Commerce

The City of Saskatoon has completed construction of a landfill gas collection system at the regional waste management centre and has started flaring gas at the site.

The City of Saskatoon has completed construction of a landfill gas collection system at the regional waste management centre and has started flaring gas at the site.

“Commissioning this new facility is a step toward replacing conventional energy sources with green energy technologies,” said Kevin Hudson, manager of metering and sustainable electricity with Saskatoon Light & Power.

“Not only will the facility reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but we can sell the power generated to SaskPower and receive enough revenue that the facility will pay for itself over the next nine years. So it’s a win-win.”

The facility will capture landfill gas that is produced by decomposed organic waste, pipe the gas to a generating station and use the gas to produce electrical energy.

When fully completed in 2014, the facility will produce about 13 gigawatt-hours of electrical energy each year. This is enough energy to power about 1,300 homes and reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by more than 45,000 tonnes, which is equivalent to removing more than 9,000 vehicles from city roads.

The city will sell power generated by the facility to SaskPower for about $1.3 million per year, which will allow the project to pay for itself in about nine years.

The capital cost of the project is $15 million, with $6.75 million federal and provincial funding through the Canada-Saskatchewan Provincial-Territorial Base Fund. The remainder will be funded by the city.

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