In Canada, independent clean energy producer Envest Corporation (Envest) has announced that it has successfully commissioned an expansion of its wholly-owned Seacliff Energy Corporation (Seacliff) facility in Leamington, Ontario, Canada. The expansion will enhance the throughput and processing efficiency of the AD facility, which has a permitted capacity of up to 110 000 tonnes per year of source-separated organics (SSO), industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI), and liquid waste streams.
Envest is an independent energy producer delivering private utility and recycling solutions to industry and government. The company, finances, builds, owns and operates turnkey clean energy systems tailored to customers’ objectives in mission-critical environments.
Seacliff is the first privately-owned, commercial-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Canada. As such, Envest is a pioneer and innovator of the Canadian biogas industry as an early private commercial processor of ICI and SSO waste streams.
Envest continues to invest in its growth by expanding its bioenergy and recycling infrastructure. With over a decade of experience in generating renewable energy through organics recycling, our facility has been a leading reference of innovation, effectively serving a market of over 12 million people in Southern Ontario. Envest’s continued bioenergy success is a testament to dedicated leadership and operating team of uniquely qualified people, said Jason Moretto, Envest’s President and CEO of Envest.
Envest has a depth of previous and ongoing experience with processing SSO for various municipalities throughout Southern Ontario, including the City of Toronto, York Region, the Region of Peel, Halton Region, and Simcoe County.
Seacliff was recognized federally, provincially, and municipally as a leader in its industry and community for years of technical innovation and operational excellence by winning the prestigious Innovation Award conferred by the Leamington District Chamber of Commerce at its Annual Business Excellence Awards ceremony in 2020.
Biogas produced through our organics recycling process is used to generate green electricity for export to the Ontario utility grid, and our fertilizer by-product is applied at local organic farming operations. We are also integrated with an adjacent 300,000 square foot commercial organic greenhouse, to whom we provide renewable heat and wastewater treatment solutions, creating a completely sustainable, closed-loop of renewable resources with an overall negative carbon impact to the environment, said Roger Tiessen, General Manager, Envest.