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Canada funds 2 new landfill gas projects


In mid-June, the Canadian government announced funding for two biogas projects. One award will support the development of a technology that converts landfill gas into renewable liquefied natural gas (R-LNG). The other supports a zero-waste approach to purifying landfill gas and transforming the byproducts into agricultural fertilizer.

Natural Resources Canada announced the award of $2.2 million through Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s SD Tech Fund to support the R-LNG project, which is located in Dolbeau-Mistassini, Quebec. The funding will support Sysgaz Inc.’s development of a technology that can transform methane gas collected from landfills into R-LNG.

According to information published by the Canadian government, Sysgaz has developed an all-in-one solution that integrates three proprietary technologies, including a landfill gas capture and measurement system, a gas upgrading system, and a compact and energy-efficient cryogenic system. The three technologies are incorporated into a single plant to produce R-LNG.

“We are very proud to be an SDTC funding recipient, as we feel it is the most important clean tech fund in Canada,” said Charles Tremblay, president of Sysgaz. “With this $2.2-million support, Sysgaz will be able to perform the demonstration of its new all-in-one solution that transforms multiple methane gas sources into renewable liquefied natural gas (R-LNG). This project will significantly contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the industrial and transportation sectors.”

Regarding to second biogas project, Natural Resources Canada announced an investment of $750,000 to support Cambridge, Ontario-based CHAR Technologies. The funding will support the company’s SulfaCHAR project, a zero-waste and cost-effective approach to purifying biogas generated in landfills and transforming the byproducts into a valuable sulfur-rich agricultural fertilizer to benefit crop yields.

Information released by Natural Resources Canada indicates this is the first investment made under the SD Natural Gas Fund, which supports the development and demonstration of new downstream natural gas technologies. The fund receives contributions from the Canadian Gas Association’s Energy Technology Innovation Canada Initiative and SDTC’s SD Tech Fund, resulting in a combined total of up to $30 million over three years.

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