All of the processes will occur indoors in a fully enclosed environment. This operation will include full scale wet anaerobic digestion and waste water treatment.
The ultimate conversion of the site to anaerobic digestion is well within the provincial policy statements to divert organic waste from landfills, with the added benefit of producing renewable energy from biogas generated during the anaerobic digestion process.
Anaerobic digestion is a process is a collection of processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. During and after the process the material is not being exposed to open air. Activities will occur in vessel and in enclosed reactors.
The 1515 Thornton Rd N, Oshawa site is now fully permitted. We are finalizing detailed engineering and will start demolition of an existing building in 2021. Construction activities will start early 2022. We are planning to start processing the discarded organic materials by mid 2024.