StormFisher to electrify veggie and fruit scraps from 47 Loblaw stores

Hopefully this will set the standard for grocery stores across Ontario and the rest of Canada. StormFisher Biogas has signed a deal with grocery chain Loblaws, which will send organic trimmings from 47 of its stores across southwestern Ontario to a StormFisher facility. StormFisher will then use its anaerobic digestion systems to convert the waste into biogas, and then burn the biogas to generate electricity that will be sold onto the provincial grid under the feed-in tariff program. That program pays between 10.4 and 16 cents per kilowatt-hour, depending on the size of the facility. StormFisher expects operation will begin in 2010.

4 thoughts on “StormFisher to electrify veggie and fruit scraps from 47 Loblaw stores”

  1. Electric power and you still get compost and reduce landfill gas and space. win win win. Germany is all over this technology and hopefully T.O. follows through as part of their green bin program

  2. This kind of effort is definitely the kind of project I would want my municipality or province to go into deficit for. Capital up front cost will be the regrettable reason communities are slow to build similar projects while money continues to be wasted in using old landfill solutions and burning what bad stuff to create electricity. I hope and believe this kind of infrastruture will create new solutions for communities. As well as construction jobs throughout a cleaner province in a very near future.

  3. I recently saw an episode of Jimmy’s Food Factory where they show a farmer using refused produce from supermarkets (refused for some of the silliest cosmetic reasons) to be ground up and used to generate biogas. The biogas was then burned to heat greenhouses for growing tomatoes.

    This was in the UK.

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