Biofuels firm StormFisher adds third anaerobic digester to increase RNG production at Canadian plant

Dec. 28, 2021
The London plant is now the biggest food waste anaerobic digestion facility in the country, repurposing food waste to provide heat to 2,500 homes in Ontario and sustainable fuel for transport

StormFisher has increased its organic waste processing capacity at its London facility in Canada by constructing a third anaerobic digester here.

The plant also has a renewable natural gas (RNG) upgrading system. The London plant is now the biggest food waste anaerobic digestion facility in the country. It can repurpose food waste to provide heat to 2,500 homes in Ontario and sustainable fuel for transport.

Sustainable infrastructure firm Generate Capital owns and operates the London plant in partnership with StormFisher.

“It’s critical to keep building smart, sustainable, circular and affordable waste management infrastructure like this to meet the challenges of the global climate crisis," Bill Caesar, president of Generate’s waste-to-value business, said. "This expands our ongoing commitment to be the leading provider of sustainable solutions for organic waste in North America.”

The construction of the third anaerobic digester began in 2020, increasing food waste intake capacity by 30%. It was constructed by engineered storage systems firm Greatario.

"Our in-house team of expert engineers, maintenance technicians and operators allows StormFisher to provide the best service to both our feedstock providers and energy customers,” added Pearce Fallis, vice president of operations at StormFisher. “This new digester is part of our commitment to bringing innovative solutions for organic waste to market, and an exciting part of our growth in capabilities across waste collection, anaerobic digestion, biogas production, and RNG upgrading.”

Additionally, the renewable natural gas upgrading system provides energy for heat and transportation from renewable, sustainable sources. 

The London facility enables municipalities and businesses to divert waste from landfills as per the Ontario Food and Organic Waste Policy. The policy requires municipalities to implement green bin programs and set a framework to divert food waste from the industrial, commercial and institutional sector.