Lehigh Cement to generate energy from waste
The regional government in Metro Vancouver is collaborating with Lehigh Cement plant on Tilbury Island for waste-to-energy project. The plant would incereinate municipal waste as fuel. Lehigh Cement´s environmental manager, Jasper van de Wetering, said that the plant has experience of using some refuse-derived fuels such as construction demolition waste and tyres. The company is now in the process of convincing Metro Vancouver that the technology and location work and that the project is cost-effective. If approved, the plant would require a new mechanical-biological treatment facility to process the municipal waste into fuel. It´s unlikely the project would go into operation until 2016 at the earliest. The Metro Vancouver regional government is looking at nine sites in total for the waste-to-energy project, which is part of the regional government´s goal of recycling or composting.