Co-digestion at Annacis Island WWTP: Metro Vancouver’s Path to Renewable Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions ReductionsAnnacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant
Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)
Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant which is operated by Metro Vancouver, is leading
the way in working within a carbon based regulatory environment. British Columbia has
instituted carbon reduction legislation province wide, a leader in North America. As a result
public entities, such as Metro Vancouver, must be carbon neutral by 2012. In response the utility
is holistically investigating different approaches to achieve the required GHG reductions. One
approach now being actively pursued is the implementation of co-digestion at Annacis Island.
Having developed a the scope for a full co-digestion program at the plant, a pilot facility was
constructed to provide further process controls as well as a start at reducing emissions by codigesting
material at the plant. This project also provided Metro Vancouver a basis of handling
its own sludges from other wastewater treatment plants on an emergency or planned basis by
dual tasking the receiving facility to receive both sludges and co-digestion substrates.
Posted: May 20th, 2011 | Filed under: 500K-1M, Waste Water Treatment | Tags: Cost Savings, Energy Production, Environmental Impact, Improved Plant Performance, Improved Plant Sustainability, Reduced Carbon Footprint, Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions | No Comments »