Recycling process will convert organic waste into renewable energy
WOODBRIDGE, ON, Sept. 4 /CNW/ - Organic Resource Management Inc. ("ORMI")
today announced that it has signed an exclusive, 20-year agreement to supply
organic residuals to a farm-based Anaerobic Digester ("AD") at Donnandale
Farms Inc. ("Donnandale") located north of Belleville at Stirling, Ontario.
This is the third Ontario farm-based AD to contract with ORMI to receive
off-farm organic residuals for conversion into energy.
During the term of the agreement ORMI will deliver a minimum of 5,000
cubic metres per year of organic residuals. ORMI will pay a processing cost
("Tip Fee") that will be adjusted downward based on the actual performance of
biogas renewable energy produced from the ORMI feedstock. The resulting net
Tip Fee is expected to be significantly more competitive than other organic
residual recycling options currently available.
The 1500 cubic metre AD, which will produce renewable biogas energy, is
scheduled to be operational in the spring of 2009. Once fully functional, the
AD is expected to generate about 500 kW, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week --
enough energy to supply roughly 400 households. Donnandale will be energy
self-sufficient and sell electricity to the Hydro One distribution grid under
the Ontario Power Authority's Renewable Energy Standard Offer Program.
"We are pleased to once again make another Ontario on-farm AD project
viable and to be playing a major role in Ontario's biogas renewable energy
industry." said Charles Buehler, Chairman & CEO of ORMI. "An August 18 article
in the Toronto Star referred to the vital part that our type of organic
residual feedstock plays in the European AD success and we are striving to
duplicate that success for the industry in Ontario and across Canada."
"ORMI's agreement secures the necessary return on my investment to make
this renewable energy project feasible," said Mark Donnan. ORMI harvests
high-energy-potential organic residuals from their urban customer base,
processes it into clean, concentrated feedstock at their facilities and
delivers it on a consistent schedule. "It's like ordering high quality feed
for my cows, only ORMI feeds my anaerobic digester," added Donnan, who with
his wife Jane and three sons (Tyler and his wife Heidi, Aaron and Eric), his
father Keith and his brother Shawn along with Shawn's wife Sandra and their
children Jessica and Jacob are the fifth generation operating Donnandale since
The Donnan AD will be integrated into their 670 animal unit dairy farm
operation. The manure available on a farm even of this size requires the
addition of ORMI's high-energy-potential off-farm organic residual to make the
AD project economically viable. Once again, ORMI's organic residual feedstock
will generate in excess of 75% of the energy produced.
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About Organic Resource Management Inc.
Organic Resource Management (TSX Symbol: ORI) is Canada's largest
provider of vacuum truck services for the collection, treatment and disposal
of organic and other non-hazardous liquid waste. ORMI services in excess of
8,000 commercial, industrial, institutional and residential customers in
Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. Further information about ORMI may be
obtained at the Company's web site: www.ormi.com.
Cautionary Note: Certain information contained in this press release is
forward-looking and therefore subject to unknown risks or uncertainties. The
AD expansion, and thereby the resulting cost savings announced herein, are
reliant on many factors that are not under the Company's control, including
but not limited to various regulatory requirements and technical factors. The
actual results, performance or achievements of Organic Resource Management
Inc. may differ materially from the results, performance or achievements of
the Company expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
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