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Harcolm Farms Mini Digester Successfully Commissioned in Two Days!

On March 27th, the Carbon Neutral Farms team successfully completed the commissioning of Canada’s only packaged mini digester with a single phase, synchronous and 60 hertz installation. This is the first system configuration of its kind and we are happy to report that the commissioning was successful and completed in just ...

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Harcolm Farms Mini Digester Connected to the Grid

We are pleased to share that after making several adaptations to comply with Canadian standards, we received certification for both TSSA and ESA on March 20th.  With this, we had permission to connect the 10 kW MicroFIT and 10 kW Net Meter contracts and on March 27th we successfully connected ...

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Harcolm Farms 20 kW Mini Digester Installation Nearly Complete

The installation of the 20 kw digester unit at Harcolm farms progressed well. The reactor vessel, mixer and heating system and the two roofs were assembled and closed up by Friday night and January 19th, just three days after starting the installation at 9 am Wednesday morning. Inspection by TSSA revealed ...

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Wayside Energy Begins Installation of First Packaged Mini Digester in Canada

Installation of the first packaged Mini Digester in Canada began January 16th with support from manufacturer Biolectric.  The Mini Digester design is suitable for dairy farms ranging from 50 to 240 cows and creates green energy for the carbon neutral farm of the future. This installation is part of the Carbon ...

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Wayside Energy signs contract with Martin Energy Group

We are pleased to announce we have signed a contract with Martin Energy Group of Missouri to handle Project Development for CHP projects using natural gas or biogas fuels in Canada.  Our packages range in power from 100kW to 2MW  and combined efficiency can be higher than 85%.  Growers, manufacturers ...

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Balance Issues with the Power Grid

Recent articles in the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star highlight a balance issue with the power grid. The increased presence of energy on the grid from renewable sources, such as wind and solar, presents the challenge of maintaining optimal power availability, since the output from these sources varies ...

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Keep Them Fired Up

Many anaerobic digester operators are more concerned about the availability of fuel supply (organic feedstock) than in applying for more projects through the Feed In Tariff or Large Renewable Procurement  programs.  Some farm digester owners have formed a co-operative to buy and distribute organic material. Meanwhile, the Biogas Association and ...

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Biogas in Ontario

The Long Term Energy plan released today by the Ontario Liberal government appears to see favourably the benefits of bioenergy as a flexible and cost effective renewable energy for the province. Specifically the plan contemplates the procurement of an  additional 50 megawatts of  bioenergy  in 2014 and a further 50 in ...

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Zooshare Project Moving Ahead

The community group Zooshare was offered a contract by the Ontario Power Association to produce renewable power from its proposed anaerobic digester at the Toronto Zoo site. Angus Power which has invested engineering effort since the origination of the project in 2011, has been selected to handle EPC of the ...

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SSX – Presenting On Solar In The Caribbean

Click here to access my presentation. I had the priveledge of presenting at this years Solar Summit Expo in Toronto this past Thursday September 6th 2012 at the Toronto Convention Centre. Choosing a topic on solar in the Caribbean

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