Harvest's Energy Garden is Canada's first highly efficient system for production of renewable energy from food scraps and yard trimmings
The biogas plant in Richmond, BC, Canada, has been recognized as one of the top 100 most innovative urban infrastructure projects.
In its annual Infrastructure100 program, KPMG chose "The Energy Garden Project", designed by GICON for Harvest Power, Inc., as one of the Top 100 pioneering engineering projects. The aim of Infrastructure100 World Cities Edition is to highlight the 100 best examples of successful infrastructure projects that utilize innovative technology in their design and promote revitalization of cities around the world.
The Top 100 ranking is divided into ten diverse categories ranging from healthcare to urban mobility and global connectivity, among others. KPMG wants to highlight the importance of innovative technologies successfully used in infrastructure projects which can promote and support urban development around the world. In the category of recycling and waste management, the GICON-designed plant was honored as one of the ten most innovative engineering projects worldwide.
Harvest's Energy Garden is Canada's first highly efficient system for production of renewable energy from food scraps and yard trimmings. Located at the site formerly known as Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre, the biogas plant will divert more than 27,000 tons per year of the Metro Vancouver region's food waste and garden waste away from landfills and instead convert it into enough renewable energy to supply more than 700 homes with electricity and deliver high-quality compost for local farms and gardens.
It is the first industrial-scale high-solids anaerobic digestion (HSAD) plant in North America and utilizes the patented GICON Biogas Process.
Information on the site including local partners, feedstocks, the Energy Garden, and soil products can be found at the website set up by Harvestpower (www.harvestpower.com). Additional information on the projects of the Infrastructure100 World Cities Edition can be found at the website set up by KPMG (www.kpmg.com/global/en/whatwedo/special-interests/infra100-world-cities).
About GICON Grossmann Ingenieur Consult GmbH:
GICON is an independent consulting and engineering firm with headquarters in Dresden, Germany and 10 regional offices throughout Germany. The company's interdisciplinary, experienced engineers provide state-of-the-art consulting and planning services for various industrial sectors such as wind power, bio energy and remediation. GICON also have representatives and partner offices in Europe and Asia as well as North and South America (www.gicon.com).