Surrey turns to biogas to reduce waste, fuel its vehicles Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Surrey+turns+biogas+reduce+waste+fuel+vehicles/10938981/story.html#ixzz3WJNPeSyT

By Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun. 

The City of Surrey has kicked off its experiment in turning organic waste into biogas fuel for its fleet of collection trucks, municipal vehicles and city operations with the hope it might serve as a blueprint for reducing the garbage.

Municipal officials recently broke ground on construction of a multi-million-dollar plant that will take the city’s organic waste — kitchen scraps, yard trimmings — and turn it into what’s referred to as grid-quality methane. Starting in 2017, that methane will be consumed within a cycle that includes fuelling the very trucks that collect the waste, as well as Surrey maintenance trucks and other city operations.

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