Waste-To-Energy Technology Being Developed In Sault Ste. Marie
McGuinty Government Helps Launch Energy Demonstration Project
A private energy solutions company is partnering with the City of Sault Ste. Marie to launch a demonstration project that could bring a new waste conversion technology to commercial markets.
The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) is providing $50,000 to help Enquest Power Corporation, headquartered in Fonthill, Ontario, develop a pilot project that shows municipal waste can be turned into a source of clean energy using a steam reformation process.
The NOHFC is funding this project through the Emerging Technology Program.
- Steam reformation is the chemical breakdown of materials under high temperatures in an oxygen-free environment. The process converts organic materials into a hydrogen-rich synthetic gas (syngas) that can be used to replace other forms of energy such as natural gas.
- To date, the NOHFC has invested over $64 million in 75 emerging technology projects helping to create or sustain 985 jobs.
“A project like this has the potential to create new jobs and promote economic growth in Sault Ste. Marie.”
“The McGuinty government is committed to investing in new technologies that reduce waste and create clean energy sources.”