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Petawawa Net Zero Project

The Petawawa Net Zero Project will transform the existing Petawawa Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) into a Resource Recovery Facility by upgrading its anaerobic digesters to divert waste from landfill and boost biogas production for use as electricity, making the plant energy neutral or positive (Net Zero), and reducing GHG emissions. This will involve the utilization of biogas in a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit for the purpose of making the WWTP Net Zero. The project also aims to find beneficial usage of remaining biogas as clean fuel in the future.

The Project has previously undergone stakeholders outreach under the name of “Petawawa Co-digestion and Energy Generation Feasibility Study” in 2019.   The project received a grant of $2.7 Million from Low carbon Economy Challenge Fund in November 2019 under name “Petawawa Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Energy Recovery and Waste Diversion Net Zero Project”.

The Project is situated within the Petawawa Water Pollution Control Plant, located at 560 Abbie Lane, Petawawa, County of Renfrew, K8H 2E6 (Site). The Site has an area of 75.3 acres and is registered as Range Lake Lot 17 RP, Petawawa, and County of Renfrew; roll number 477907902006900.

Project Contact and Information:

To learn more about the project proposal, public meetings, or to communicate concerns please contact:

Trevor Woodtke, C.Tech.
Asset/Energy Management Coordinator
Town of Petawawa
Phone: 613-687-5536 Ext. 2026