The City of Saint-Félicien, Québec, has received $CDN 2.8 million in government funding, according to CHAR Technologies, to support their waste heat recovery system from the city’s forest biomass cogeneration plant.
The build, own, operate (“BOO”) proprietary high temperature pyrolysis (“HTP”) system by CHAR is previously announced and proposed. The waste-heat recovery system is an important first step in a more staged approach. In Saint-Félicien, Québec, the project would generate renewable natural gas (“RNG”) as well as biocarbon.
The money will be used to collect and distribute waste heat from Saint-cogeneration Félicien’s facility. The Centre de Valorisation de Biomass (“CVB”) will utilize the waste heat network to dry and process biomass, which will serve as the source of feedstock for CHAR’s proposed HTP project. The next step to enable the implementation of the CHAR facility is the CVB’s sequential approval, which can be achieved by the MRC Domaine-du-Roy with the start-up of the waste heat recovery system.
The Green Infrastructure Component of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program will receive a $1.5 million contribution from the Canadian government. Through the Electrification and Climate Change Fund, the province of Québec is contributing $1.3 million, and the municipality of Saint-Félicien is contributing an additional $1 million to the project’s funding.