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Residual Waste Management

The residual waste management policy is a fundamental building block within the government's commitment to build a green economy. Indeed, the thirteen million tons of residual waste produced annually in Quebec represent an undeniable potential to exploit for both the manufacturing of goods and energy production.

For the energy generation, we target residual waste feedstocks destined for landfills and/or contaminated waste material. These feedstocks are labelled non-recyclable waste.

These organic waste feedstocks can be used as solid fuel.

They will be converted by gasification and/or anaerobic digestion to clean, renewable energy.

Typical non-recyclable waste feeds:

  • C&D wood waste
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Food organic waste
  • Medical bio-hazard waste
  • Slaughterhouse sludge waste
  • Tires

 

Biomass to energy processes establish a renewable energy value chain for residual waste; and contribute to reduce landfill  volumes to sustain the protection of our environment.