A new project at Metro Vancouver’s Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant will recover heat from treated sewage for use in plant operations, while increasing renewable natural gas production and helping to support regional climate action goals.
The Lulu Island facility currently uses biogas as fuel to meet its indoor heating and plant process needs. The new sewage heat recovery project will allow the plant to recover thermal energy from treated wastewater, meaning more biogas will be available for cleaning and sale to FortisBC.
This clean energy initiative is possible thanks to support from the federal and provincial governments through the second intake of the CleanBC Communities Fund, under the green infrastructure stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
Construction is expected to begin in 2023, with project completion slated for 2025.