Harvest Power, a developer of renewable energy and compost facilities for organics recycling, has said that its Fraser Richmond Soil & Fibre facility will receive up to $4m over two years from the Government of Canada to finance the construction of a biogas generation facility.

The grant comes from the Government of Canada’s Clean Energy Fund, which is investing $795m in clean energy technology development and demonstration over five years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.

The biogas generation project will utilize Harvest’s high solids anaerobic digestion (HSAD) technology, which biodegrades dry organic waste, such as urban food and yard waste, for producing renewable energy.

Harvest’s high solids anaerobic digestion technology is expected to enhance throughput, system stability and methane concentration in the resulting renewable biogas, diverting up to 27,000 tons of food and yard waste per year from landfills.

Harvest founder and CEO Paul Sellew said that Harvest has already made dramatic progress in its goal of becoming the first commercial HSAD facility in Canada, and this grant from the Canadian Clean Energy Fund positions the company to achieve that goal in the near future.