Surrey Biofuel Facility

Building Type: Industrial
Project Value: $65 Million
Contractor: Smith Bros. & Wilson
Architects: Stantec
Project Status: completed in 2017

Darren was the Principal in charge of design for Surrey’s new Biofuel Facility, the first closed-loop fully-integrated organics waste management system in North America and largest in Canada.

The Surrey Biofuel Facility processes the City of Surrey’s organic waste into a 100% renewable natural gas (RNG). The RNG is then used to fuel the City's natural gas-powered waste collection vehicles, its growing fleet of natural gas-powered operations service vehicles, and provide a renewable fuel source for the new District Energy System, which will heat and cool Surrey's City Centre. The facility also produces a high-end compost product that is used in agricultural and landscaping applications. It was constructed of tilt up concrete and galvanized steel for durability. This project has one of the most sophisticated fugitive odour abatement systems available and was the recipient of the Envision Platinum award, the highest level of award for sustainable infrastructure.