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The Region of Peel, in Southern Ontario, Canada, has announced that it has shortlisted four consortia to develop the Peel Energy Recovery Centre.
Each team includes a developer, designer, builder and a finance group. The four teams shortlisted are the following:
The project will be carried out in a design, build, operate and maintain basis.
The preferred bidder will be announced next year and construction is scheduled to start in 2017. The Region plans to have a new facility up and running by 2021.
Using an established energy-from-waste technology, the Peel Energy Recovery Centre will process 300,000 metric tons per year of Peel's residential garbage to produce useable energy, such as steam or electricity and recover recyclable metals. It will allow the region to reduce the overall volume of waste going to landfill by up to 90 percent, decreasing its reliance on landfill disposal and its impact on the environment.
In 2012, the region disposed of over 250,000 metric tons of residential garbage, which remained after residents reduced, reused, recycled and composted their household waste.
In 2010, Council directed the Region to conduct a Long-term Waste Disposal Study (completed in 2011) to identify the preferred long-term waste disposal method for Peel. Taking into account Peel's specific social, environmental and economic considerations, the Study identified the use of an established energy-from-waste technology along with landfill disposal as the preferred option for Peel.