The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (Fort McMurray) has retained SALT to install an aerobic landfill remediation system. Core samples were taken from the site in 2011 and analyzed by two independant labs. The results showed siginificant GHG potential and strongly favoured an aerobic bioreactor installation. Tender documents have been let and construction should commence in May of 2012. This will be the first aerobic site in North America constructed in a cold-weather climate. Expectations are that the harsh climate will actually assist the aerobic process.
October 22, 2012
531 of the approximately 1800 wells required for the Fort McMurray aerobic site have been drilled to date. Inclement weather has forced operations to cease for the winter. The remainder of the wells will be drilled when better weather returns in the spring.
October 31, 2012
Alberta Carbon Capture and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) today announced the funding of 13 carbon-related projects in the province. SALT's Fort McMurray initiative was named as one of the recipients and will receive $500,000 from CCEMC.