Carbon offsets from biogas are part of a new partnership to foster Québec's green economy

By Gaz Metro, via The Province.

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 3, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Gaz Métro is proud to announce multi-year agreements with WSP Canada Inc. to purchase offset credits generated by the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through landfill biogas collection and destruction systems operated by WSP at the Mont-Laurier, Saint-Raymond, Rivière-Rouge and Saint-Flavien landfills. The partnership marks a further step towards attaining the environmental goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Québec.

The technology installed by WSP will bring about a permanent reduction of GHG emissions equal to some 140,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalents (t CO2 eq.). WSP operates collection and destruction systems for the biogas generated at each landfill. The collection systems carry the gas to a pumping station, after which it is destroyed. Overall, the process results in significant reductions of GHG emissions at the sites.