Canada's Gaz Metro to buy biomethane from Quebec biogas project
Jul 26, 2012 - Canadian natural gas distributor Gaz Metro LP today said it would inject into its distribution network the biomethane produced by an anaerobic digestion installation that is under construction in the city of Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec.
The biogas project is waiting for the green light by the Regie de l'energie -- Quebec's electricity sector regulatory body.
The anaerobic digestion facility is being developed by the Quebec government under a plan to cut the amount of organic waste sent to landfill and instead use it as a source of clean energy. Gaz Metro calculates that the amount of biomethane to go to its network would help offset 25,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year.
As part of its deal with the city, the company will buy all the energy produced by the anaerobic digester and construct the infrastructure to inject the green gas into its network.