Gallery: Edmonton, Alberta to Turn 90% of Their Trash into Biofuel


Oh, Canada! What wonderful green things you do! Edmonton, Alberta is about to get the world’s first municipal scale gas to biofuel plant and when it is up and running they’ll be recycling 90% of their non-reusable trash into biofuel. That’s 100,000 tons of garbage diverted from the landfill — which translates into nine million gallons of biofuel. The plant will begin operation in 2011 and the city of Edmonton is hoping that other North American cities will follow in their footsteps.

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  1. connieboyce September 13, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    I’d like to clarify that Edmonton will not be recycling 90% of non-reusable waste to biofuel. We are already diverting 60% of residential waste from landfill through recycling and composting. An additional 30% will be converted to biofuel, which will bring us to 90% diversion.

  2. ugocrazy September 10, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    I hate to read “Oh, Canada! What wonderful green things you do!”
    Given that some moves are good, i hesitate about glorifying my country on the matter of greeness.
    Remember the oil sands that are being harvested in alberta? The least this province can do is compensate for the terrible damage it does to the environment.

    And i wonder how clean this biofeul is to produce… no more landfill is good but at what cost ? What kind of waste does the transformation process release in the air and water ?

    So dont go Oh canada how wonderful and green you are. Sure there are good moves but with the current government i call say i’m proud.

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