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Alternative Low Carbon Fuels

Powering operations with cleaner fuel options.

We help industries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by offering more efficient and sustainable fuel options. The resource recovery area of our Niagara landfill site accepts waste wood and used railway ties for use as biomass fuels.

 

RAILWAY TIES REACHING RENEWABLE ENERGY GOALS

Fuel from railway ties known as bio-carbon augments higher moisture fuels and acts as an alternative to coal. This helps biomass boilers operate more efficiently and reduces methane emissions that would occur if the ties were left in the landfill. Manufacturers can benefit from carbon offsets by replacing a portion of coal with bio-carbon in their coking process. The results:

  • Reduced industry usage of fossil fuels
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
  • Diversion of thousands of tonnes of waste from incinerators and landfill
  • Manufacturers become more competitive and environmentally sustainable

We have a longstanding commitment to monitoring our carbon emissions and we implement measures to affect change at every level of our processes.

DIVERTING WASTE WOOD FROM LANDFILL WITH BIOMASS HOG FUEL

Instead of heading to landfill, waste wood resulting from our grinding process that can’t be used for mulch or compost is considered biomass hog fuel. Hog fuel is a wood byproduct handled by our Gro-Bark® brand that can be turned into a renewable fuel source. Our customers use hog fuel as feedstock for greenhouse burners.