Kelowna/Calgary: November 25, 2020: Thermo Design Engineering Ltd. (TDE) has partnered up with REN Energy International Corp (REN Energy) to create a first of its kind Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) plant in the BC Kootenay region.
The new project in Fruitvale, British Columbia (BC) will continue to build on Canada’s green energy economy and will create an immediate economic boost.
“Our priority has been focused on pioneering sustainable projects, and so we are very excited to partner with REN Energy to bring innovation to the RNG market,” says Sean Montgomery, President of Thermo Design Engineering. “Working alongside our partners, we are creating jobs and boosting the Canadian green energy economy through cutting-edge technology.”
The REN Energy team has been working for the past several years on a method that creates Renewable Natural Gas from wood waste. REN Energy will build, own and operate the facility while energy company, FortisBC, will own and operate an interconnection facility on the site that will connect the project to the FortisBC natural gas transmission system. RNG blends seamlessly with conventional natural gas in existing natural gas infrastructure running throughout the province.
“Working with an innovative partner like Thermo Design helps bring excellence in engineering and design to this essential green energy project,” says Phillip Viggiani, president & CEO of REN Energy. “Partnership has always been important to us and we look forward to bringing this first of a kind project to North America.”
The initial derivative of the REN Solution™ is a novel combination of three essential and demonstrated technologies: gasification, gas cleaning, and methanation; integrated in a process that has a uniquely high methane output using cutting edge technology, in a scale and scope never before used. There are no similar commercial technologies or processes in the world at the scale of REN’s first project. The REN Solution™ is inherently clean and safe because the production system is fully enclosed and the process uses 100 per cent of the solids, liquids and gases produced.