ABOUT

Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick is the very first agricultural cooperative dedicated to renewable energy production in Quebec. It brings together a dozen agricultural producers from the Arthabaska MRC who will produce renewable natural gas (RNG) from slurry and dairy cattle manure mixed with residual organic matter from surrounding businesses.The anaerobic digestion complex is operated and has been developed and built by Coop Carbone, a non-profit solidarity cooperative that develops cooperative agricultural biogas projects.

The project in a nutshell

$12 MILLION
IN INVESTMENTS

A COOPERATIVE COMPRISING
12 FARM PRODUCERS

AN ANNUAL PRODUCTION
OF 2.3 MILLION M3 OF RNG

AN ANNUAL REDUCTION OF
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION (GHG)
OF 6,500 TONNES CO2 EQ.

A PRODUCTION OF
HIGH QUALITY DIGESTATES
(FERTILIZING RESIDUE MATERIAL)

AN ADDITIONAL SOURCE
OF REVENUE FOR OUR PRODUCERS

A CIRCULAR ECONOMY
MODEL

THE REDUCTION OF ODORS
ASSOCIATED WITH FARM SPREADING

A project rooted in its region

The anaerobic digestion complex has been built on the Kirouac road in Warwick, in Centre-du-Québec region. The site was chosen because of the high concentration of dairy farms in the surrounding area and its proximity to the gas grid. In addition, in its environmental policy, the town of Warwick supports biodigesting as a measure to reduce the use of fossil fuels.Many agricultural regions in Quebec have similar potential for renewable natural gas (RNG) production, other cooperatives of this type are set to emerge. Contact Coop Carbone for more details.

Kirouac Road modeling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commissioning




OUR MODEL

Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick is an agricultural cooperative that ensures the full participation of agricultural producers and a fair redistribution of wealth among members. The model offers a partnership to producers, from various sizes of farms, in a project that allows them to play an active role in the production of a local and renewable source of energy while participating directly in the fight against climate change.The business model, designed to meet the needs of the agricultural community, includes the integrated management of digestates (fertilizing residual materials), customized with the reality of each member and producer and with the regional agricultural context.

A collaborative project

Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick’s AD complex is the result of the contribution from many partners and collaborators. They have provided knowledge and expertise allowing the creation of a project model that has environmental, economic and social benefits.

Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick owns the AD complex. Created with a dozen farm producers from Warwick and its surroundings, it is the first agricultural cooperative dedicated to the production of renewable energy in Quebec.

Coop Carbone is a non-profit solidarity cooperative whose mission is to contribute to the fight against climate change by implementing collaborative projects. Coop Carbone is responsible for the development, construction and operationalization of the AD complex, and aims to replicate the coop model elsewhere in Quebec.

Génitique has been providing innovative technical solutions in industry and renewable energy for more than 30 years. Sharing the cooperative spirit and projects with lasting impacts, its team carries out the design, engineering and construction of the AD complex with a turnkey formula.

A turnkey project

From development to daily operations, Coop Carbone provides, turnkey management of the AD complex, thus allowing farm producers to participate in the project without increasing their daily operations.

ANAEROBIC DIGESTION (AD)

Anaerobic Digestion is a biological treatment process whereby microorganisms, in the absence of oxygen, digest organic matter to produce biogas. Once purified, this biogas becomes renewable natural gas (RNG), an energy that is completely interchangeable with conventional natural gas found in Énergir's gas grid. The revenues generated by the sale of RNG to Énergir allow the viability of such a project.Farm AD, where manure and slurry are used as main feedstock, is a proven process that is widely used elsewhere in the world, particularly in Europe and the United States. AD offers the advantage to avoid methane emissions into the atmosphere while recovering the energy produced by the decomposition of organic matter.    

The complex

  RECEPTION OF MANURE, slurry and organic residues from surrounding businesses.

  ANAEROBIC DIGESTION of residual materials to produce biogas.

  PURIFICATION OF BIOGAS to make renewable natural gas (RNG).

  INJECTION OF RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS (GNR) into Énergir’s gas grid.

  TEMPORARY STORAGE of the digestate (residual fertilizing material) before delivery to members of the cooperative.

CO-SUBSTRATE

Does your business generate residual organic matter?
Thanks to its AD complex, Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick offers you an economic and environmental solution to manage them.
Let us develop a partnership with many benefits.
Contact us at 1 819 469-0657 or biomethane@coopcarbone.coop to find out more about the options available to your farm or business.

RELIABLE PROCESS
Anaerobic Digestion is a reliable process, well-tried throughout the world. Your residual organic materials will be used for the production of renewable natural gas and will then be upgraded as agricultural fertilizers.

COMPETITIVE PRICE
The cooperative offers competitive rates for the treatment of your organic materials. Contact us to learn more about the options available to you.

ENVIRONMENTAL APPROACH
The materials processed by Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases while being used as fertilizer for farmers in the region. An additional asset is that there will be less odour from farm spreading!

REGIONAL SUPPORT
Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick is owned by farmers in the Warwick area. Partnering in such a cooperative allows you to help consolidate both the regional economy and the Québec farming sector.

NEWS

Coop Agri-Énergie Warwick Launching event

Press release


Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Agricultural Clean Technology Program

Press release

THE PARTNERS

Technology providers


AirScience is the supplier of the biogas purification technology that has been selected for the project. With more than 25 years of experience in industrial gas and landfill gas purification, AirScience has focused its activities on the production of renewable energy.

Dominion & Grimm Environnement is the supplier of the AD technology selected for the project. Since 2009, Dominion & Grimm Environnement has been building under license the renowned German Lipp digesters installed in more than 1000 sites around the World.

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