Creating Renewable Natural Gas from Manure and Organic Waste


Expanding agricultural production in the Lower Mainland requires solutions to the issue of manure produced by the large numbers of dairy cattle. With support from the Ministry of Agriculture’s innovation program, Seabreeze Farms in Delta has built an anaerobic digester that is turning manure and other organic waste into biogas, digestate (organic fertilizer) and bedding for cows.

The biogas is created by capturing methane that would otherwise have gone into the atmosphere. The biogas is cleaned and upgraded into renewable natural gas that displaces conventional natural gas with a renewable energy source.

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