Join the BC Women in Energy Network for a tour of the energy-from-waste facility in Burnaby BC, operated by Covanta Energy.
Burnaby Waste-to-Energy Facility, operating as Covanta Burnaby, began commercial operation in February 1988 serving Metro Vancouver. The facility is located in the commercial/industrial area of South Burnaby, British Columbia and processes approximately 25 percent of Metro Vancouver’s garbage, mainly from the North Shore, Burnaby and New Westminster. Every year, approximately 285,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste is converted into 940,000 tonnes of steam and up to 140 gigawatt hours of electricity, providing both economic and environmental benefits. A portion of this steam is sold to a nearby paper recycling facility, helping eliminate the use of fossil fuels. In 2006, a $7 million upgrade was completed to increase the amount of heat recovered from the waste and electricity produced. The steam revenue and electrical sales offset the operational costs of Metro Vancouver’s solid waste management system.
Location: 5150 Riverbend Drive, Burnaby
Time: 10:00 am, Monday, July 16th
Details: Long sleeves, long pants, socks and flat shoes required. Guests will be emailed a liability waiver that must be signed and brought to the tour.
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