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March 12, 2015 08:30 ET

Media Invitation: Progressive Waste Solutions Opens Canada's Largest Facility Processing Landfill Gas Into Natural Gas

Converting waste into green energy

TERREBONNE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 12, 2015) - A pioneer in environmentally responsible waste management, Progressive Waste Solutions (formerly BFI Canada) is inviting the media to visit the largest facility in Canada to process landfill gas* into biomethane (renewable natural gas) and one of the most ambitious projects of its kind in North America.

The new plant makes use of innovative environmental technologies to convert waste from Greater Montreal and reduce overall reliance on fossil fuels.

Several speakers will be on hand at the facility's official opening to explain how this project will help reduce Greater Montreal's ecological footprint in addition to creating jobs in Quebec. The company will also reveal its new corporate identity and business name. The event will feature the following speakers.

  • Yves Normandin, Vice President for Quebec, Progressive Waste Solutions
  • Dan Pio, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Progressive Waste Solutions
  • Jean-Marc Robitaille, Mayor of Terrebonne and Prefect of the MRC Les Moulins
  • David Heurtel, Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the Fight against Climate Change
  • Pierre Arcand, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Lanaudiere region
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Complexe Enviro Progressive
3779 Chemin des Quarante-Arpents
Terrebonne, QC J6V 9T6
Shuttle: Departure at 9:45 a.m. from Rue du Square-Dorchester (between Metcalfe and Peel).

Photo op: It will be possible to tour the biomenthane production facility as well as the landfill site, which receives one-third of Greater Montreal's waste.

* Landfill gas: gas produced by the breakdown of organic matter.

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