Progressive Waste Opens Landfill Gas Conversion Unit in Quebec

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 16, 2015

1 Min Read
Progressive Waste Opens Landfill Gas Conversion Unit in Quebec

Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. has opened a facility in Terrebonne, Quebec, to convert landfill gas to natural gas.

The plant, near Montreal, is designed to process about 10,000 cubic feet per minute of incoming natural gas, according to a news release from the Vaughan, Ontario-based Progressive Waste. The company characterized it as the largest unit of its kind in Canada.

Progressive also unveiled at the opening of the plant a rebranding of BFI Canada to Vision Enviro Progressive in Quebec. Also, the company is renaming the landfill formerly known as BFI Usine de Triage Lachenaie as Complexe Enviro Progressive. Both changes take effect April 1.

The natural gas conversion facility cost about $44 million to construct and creates five operational jobs. The converted gas will then be delivered to the TransCanada pipeline network.

The gas generated at the site equals fueling 1,500 trucks for 20 years.

"Our investment in this facility, along with the investment we are making to convert certain portions of our collection fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) from diesel fuel, demonstrates our commitment to environmentally sustainable practices as well as reducing our carbon footprint," said Mr. Dan Pio, executive vice president, strategy and business development, for Progressive Waste.

About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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