EverGen acquires Fraser Valley Biogas
By Bree Rody
Vancouver-based EverGen has officially acquired Fraser Valley Biogas in Abbotsford, BC.
The plant has been called “the original RNG project in Western Canada,” and is the first project to produce RNG into FortisBC’s network. The project was established in 2011 and uses a combination of anaerobic digestion and biogas upgrading to produce RNG. Its energy is driven primarily from agricultural waste from local dairy farms. It also produces organic liquid fertilizer for use on nearby farms.
Fraser Valley Biogas currently produces more than 80,000 gigaojoules of RNG per year, the estimated equivalent of heating 1,000 homes. EverGen plans to expand the project and increase RNG production by approximately 50 percent.
EverGen has an overall goal to develop infrastructure to support the province and country’s clean energy goals. Co-founder and CEO Chase Edgelow said in a statement that there is a “significant gap” in infrastructure across Canada. Other EverGen projects include Net Zero Waste Abbotsford and Sea to Sky Soils in Pemberton.