Trash to cash: Quebec town aims to turn food waste into gas, profits

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Casimir-Dessaules  Park in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Photo courtesy of Pierre Denis. Casimir-Dessaules Park in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. Photo courtesy of Pierre Denis.

Thanks to John McCuaig for submitting the following article from CTV News:

Ste-Hyacinthe, Quebec (pop. 53,236) will collect 100,000 tonnes of scraps from a cheese and yogurt factory to produce biogas that will run a fleet of city cars and some city-owned buildings. Residue will be composted to fertilize gardens in Ste-Hyacinthe’s public parks. As a result of this conversion of garbage to gas, Ste-Hyacinthe will reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15,000 tonnes annually.

Trash to cash: Quebec town aims to turn food waste into gas, profits | CTV News.

As we pointed out in an earlier post, Germany, England, Kenya, and Australia already harvest biogas successfully to reduce fuel costs for their inhabitants: http://wp.me/p3TkW3-WP

It begs the question: Could Hamilton do the same as Ste-Hyacinthe at the proposed gasification plant on Pier 15 in Ward 3? Hamilton…

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