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Floyd Trotter, president, ...
Floyd Trotter, president, Beaufort Energy Solutions Inc. appeared before the committee to present a proposal for a Public-Private Partnership (P3) agreement with the Comox Strathcona Regional District (CSRD) to build waste to energy power plants at the major CSRD landfills. [Item]
house gases," commented Floyd ...
house gases," commented Floyd Trotter, Vice President of Beaufort Energy
One burner could generate five megawatts ...
One burner could generate five megawatts of electricity, enough to power roughly 5,000 homes, according to the presentation by Floyd Trotter, president of Beaufort Energy Solutions Inc. (a subsidiary of EnergyQuest) and Wilf Ouellette, president of Energy Quest.
"Landfills are the problem â€" but ...
"Landfills are the problem â€" but they're also, from our standpoint, a great opportunity," said Floyd Trotter, with Beaufort Energy Solutions Inc., during a presentation last week. Trotter
, on behalf of BESI
, was on hand at the CSRD's
committee of the whole meeting Wednesday, proposing a private-public partnership to build an energy plant fueled by waste diverted from Comox Valley
and Campbell River dumps.
"What a concept â€" converting waste into electricity," said Trotter
, kicking off the presentation on Waste-to-Energy project proposal.
The proposal is that the regional district give the land near one of their landfill facilities, while the company pays for the construction of the plant.Appropriate garbage would be sent to the gasifier system, which would produce power â€" and the two parties would share the profit.
"We believe that another partnership could be a win-win for both parties," said Trotter
to the board.
The benefit for the regional district, said Trotter
, is more diversion from the landfills, less methane gas being released from the dump and financial income.
The plant, which would also have to get a contract from BC Hydro to hook onto the Island's power grid, would supply about 3,500 homes, said Trotter
The idea seemed to interest regional district directors â€" but there was questions for Trotter
and for staff.
Directors wanted to know more about the byproduct of the gasifier system â€" an ash that Trotter
described as inert.
When Floyd Trotter sees wood ...
When Floyd Trotter sees wood waste at the landfill, he sees potential.
"It's just criminal that they're burying it," he
said. Trotter, president of Beaufort Energy Solutions Inc., made a presentation to the Comox-Strathcona Regional District last week, pitching the idea of burning wood waste through a process called "gasification" to generate electricity.
The process would reduce the amount of solid waste going into the landfill and would also reduce the amount of methane gas produced by the landfill.Plus, a generator could have the potential to generate five megawatts of electricity, enough to power up to 5,000 homes.
"It's one of those things whose time has come," Trotter
said of the project."Everywhere we go and talk to people, they agree it's time past due."
The generator would not be used to extract and burn methane gas from the landfill, although the project has the potential for the ability to be added later, Trotter
said.The project he
is proposing is strictly meant to burn waste wood. Trotter
, who lives in the Comox Valley, would like to work with the regional district in a public-private partnership.He
wants the regional district to allow him access to the Campbell River
and Pigeon Lake landfills, where he
would build generators to burn wood waste.
In return, he
project would have a positive effect on the environment, extend the life of the landfill and provide more electricity to BC Hydro to power Vancouver Island.
Trotter's generator would use technology licenced from Energy Quest Inc.
, a Nevada-based company.He
would pay a percentage of his
profits to Energy Quest
in exchange for using the company's technology.He
would also pay Energy Quest
the construction costs of the plant plus 15 per cent, as well as consulting fees for engineering services, technical assistance and training services. Energy Quest
was known as Syngas until May 31 this year.Syngas was known as Fairchild International Corporation until Jan. 4, 2006.However, the Mirror incorrectly reported last week that Fairchild International Corp.
was an international manufacturer of mining equipment.That is a different Fairchild International Corp. from the one involved with this project. Energy Quest
, the company formerly known as Fairchild International Corp., is headed by Wilf Ouellette and has not yet built a working generator in B.C. However, Trotter
claimed the company is working on a demonstration generator which could be installed on the back of a flatbed truck and driven from community to community to show its capabilities.He
expected it to be popular in communities with an abundance of trees killed by pine beetles. Trotter
has been told by Energy Quest
that the demonstration generator could be running by the end of November.