Canada’s new biomass to renewable natural gas project progresses


Canada CHAR Technologies has begun surveying and geotechnical testing near Kirkland Lake, Ontario, at the intended location of its woody-biomass to renewable natural gas (RNG) High Temperature Pyrolysis (HTP) project.

This project has the ability to generate 500,000 gigajoules per year (GJ/yr) of RNG and 10,000 tonnes of CHAR’s proprietary CleanFyre biocoal every year. CHAR will design, build, operate, and own the Kirkland Lake project.

The company previously entered into a land purchase option agreement with the town of Kirkland Lake regarding the proposed project site, as well as a letter of interest for biomass supply to the project and an exclusive letter of interest with a Canadian gas utility for long-term RNG offtake.

An offtake deal is expected to be finalized by early 2022. CleanFyre from the projected Kirkland Lake facility will be sold to the steelmaking and metal smelting sectors in the future.

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