California Recycling Tour visits Surrey Biofuel

September 24, 2021

California Recycling Tour visits Surrey Biofuel

Earlier this week, Convertus had the pleasure of hosting the California Foundation on the Environment and the Economy (“CFEE”) to study advanced circular economy and recycling policies and projects in British Columbia and Ontario. The delegation — led by the State Treasurer and the Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee — consisted of California state legislators and a mix of industry, local government, and environmental leaders looking to bring best practices back to California.

“The Foundation was very interested in showcasing the biofuel facility as part of the program. It’s an impressive closed-loop system, enabled by a public-private partnership no less, and our state leaders greatly benefited from learning more about it as we consider how to tackle our growing organic waste challenges in California.” Said Wyatt Lundy Research Director.

The Surrey Biofuel Facility has been processing waste since 2018, diverting more than 350,000 tonnes of organic waste from landfill and reducing over 25,000 tonnes of CO2 each year. The tour followed the process in Surrey as if they were incoming organics starting in receiving and finished at the stack.

“Closing the loop for a better future is at the forefront of everything we do at Convertus, and we are always happy to tour our sites to visitors who share in our vision” stated Michael Leopold, CEO for Convertus. “The Surrey Biofuel Facility is a great demonstration of our sustainability efforts that are good for the environment, good for North American and good for the planet.”

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