Anaergia Inc. announced that it is part of a team led by W.S. Nicholls Construction Inc. and including the Ontario Clean Water Agency and exp Services Inc. that was selected by the City of Toronto, Ontario, to design, build, and operate the upgraded and expanded Dufferin Organics Processing Facility (DOPF).
The original DOPF, which had been built to process 25,000 tonnes of organic material annually, from the City’s Green Bin Program, will be upgraded with new processes and expanded to a capacity of 55,000 tonnes per year.
Design and other pre-construction activity has already begun, and commissioning and commencement of processing operations is scheduled for mid-2018. Anaergia will supply the expanded DOPF with all major processing equipment including two organic material preprocessing trains, each of which will have a range of equipment including Anaergia’s BIOREX system for separation of organic material and its organic polishing system to generate clean feedstock for anaerobic digestion.
Anaergia will also supply a membrane bioreactor wastewater treatment system for centrate treatment utilizing FibrePlate membrane from Fibracast, an Anaergia subsidiary. In addition to designing and supplying the major processing equipment for this facility, Anaergia will also operate and maintain it, in partnership with OCWA. The Engineer of Record for this project is exp, and it is providing detailed engineering design while working in an integrated setting with the other team members.
"The City of Toronto embarked on a multi-year process to find the optimal technology to process our Green Bin material through a competitive process,” Carlyle Khan, director of infrastructure development & asset management for solid waste management services of the City of Toronto said in a statement. “These objectives were met by the successful proponent and the upgraded and expanded DOPF will be the second leading North American facility for the optimal treatment of municipal organic waste in the City of Toronto."
"Anaergia is a Canadian company and a leader in providing solutions to meet the needs of municipalities around the world for diverting organic waste from landfills,” Anaergia CEO Dr. Andrew Benedek said in a statement. “We are pleased and proud to be part of the team that was chosen for this project in Canada’s largest city."