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Title: Pyramid Farms Biomass Heating Project Project Identifier: 4650-2502

Project Description

Prior to the start-up of the biomass combustion boiler at Pyramid Farms, all of the heat requirements for the greenhouses were produced from fuel oil and natural gas combustion in one or more of three existing boilers at the site. The biomass used by the project would have previously been sent to landfill resulting in passive emissions of methane into the atmosphere. The use of biomass rather than fossil fuels has the potential to be a cheaper fuel source for Pyramid Farms as the biomass materials were locally available from a third-party supplier at the time the project was conceptualized. However, the high capital costs of implementing a new biomass fueled heating system would serve to be a significant impediment in the implementation of the project due to the risks of investing a large amount of capital in a new technology. In addition, the implementation of the biomass energy generation system would require additional infrastructure to convey wood residues in order to control particulate matter and to handle ash from the boilers. The operation and maintenance of the biomass gasification system and fuel feeding equipment is much more challenging and costly to operate than the continued operation of the natural gas burners and thereby requiring a significant amount of training of staff to operate the system and infrastructure development on-site to facilitate the commissioning and operation of the biomass system. Consequently, these concerns, listed above, could have been completely avoided by continuing the operation of the existing infrastructure.

Project Files

GHG Report (2006-2011) - english
Verification Report (2006-2011) - english
GHG Report (2012-2013)
Verification Report (2012-2013)
GHG Report (January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014)
Verification Report (January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014)
GHG Report (2015)
Verification Report (2015)
Verifcation Report Addendum (2015)
CPR – GHG Report (2016)
CPR – Verification Report (2016)
Registry: GHG CleanProjects Registry  
Type: Biomass Energy Status: Active
Authorized Project Contact: Blue Source Canada ULC
Latitude: 42° 3' 44.66
Validator: None defined Longitude: 82° 35' 59.23
Verifier: Packer Consulting
Project Proponent: Pyramid Farms Ltd.
Start Date: 2006-01-01 End Date: 2021-01-01
Estimated potential lifetime emission reductions-removals: 60,000 t CO2e Estimated potential annual emission reductions-removals: 2006 - 3,070 t CO2 e
2007 - 5,884 t CO2 e
2008 - 6,459 t CO2 e
2009 - 4,299 t CO2 e
2010 - 2,493 t CO2 e
2011 - 3,317 t CO2 e
2012 - 3,935 t CO2 e
2013 - 3,500 t CO2 e
2014 - 4,000 t CO2 e
2015 - 4,000 t CO2 e
2016 - 4,000 t CO2 e
2017 - 4,000 t CO2 e
2018 - 4,000 t CO2 e
2019 - 4,000 t CO2 e
2020 - 4,000 t CO2 e
2021 - 4,000 t CO2 e
Serial Number Ascending VERR
Vintage Year Descending
Company Name Unsorted Status Unsorted Quantity in
t CO2 e Unsorted
4650-2502-000-005-607-547 to 4650-2502-000-005-609-325 2016 Just Energy Trading LP Registered (Others) 1,779
4650-2502-000-005-609-326 to 4650-2502-000-005-610-153 2016 Summitt Home Services LP Registered (Others) 828
4650-2502-000-003-881-552 to 4650-2502-000-003-882-923 2015 Summitt Home Services LP Registered (Others) 1,372
4650-2502-000-003-320-075 to 4650-2502-000-003-322-773 2014 Summitt Home Services LP Registered (Others) 2,699
4650-2502-000-003-354-799 to 4650-2502-000-003-356-131 2013 Summitt Home Services LP Registered (Others) 1,333
4650-2502-000-003-356-132 to 4650-2502-000-003-360-066 2012 Summitt Home Services LP Registered (Others) 3,935
4650-2502-000-002-894-691 to 4650-2502-000-002-897-898 2011 Summitt Home Services LP Registered (Others) 3,208
4650-2502-000-002-304-299 to 4650-2502-000-002-304-719 2010 Summitt Home Services LP Registered (Others) 421
4650-2502-000-002-892-702 to 4650-2502-000-002-894-690 2010 Summitt Home Services LP Registered (Others) 1,989
4650-2502-000-002-300-148 to 4650-2502-000-002-304-298 2009 Summitt Home Services LP Registered (Others) 4,151
4650-2502-000-000-000-001 to 4650-2502-000-000-001-046 2008 Summitt Energy LP Registered (Others) 1,046
4650-2502-000-002-295-220 to 4650-2502-000-002-300-147 2008 Summitt Home Services LP Registered (Others) 4,928
4650-2502-000-000-004-117 to 4650-2502-000-000-010-000 2007 Summitt Energy LP Registered (Others) 5,884
4650-2502-000-000-001-047 to 4650-2502-000-000-004-116 2006 Summitt Energy LP Registered (Others) 3,070
4650-2502-000-003-880-052 to 4650-2502-000-003-881-551 2015 Capital One Services, LLP Retired 1,500
4650-2502-000-003-318-575 to 4650-2502-000-003-320-074 2014 Capital One Canada Retired 1,500
4650-2502-000-002-984-149 to 4650-2502-000-002-985-923 2013 Capital One Canada Retired 1,775
Total Serialized VERRs for this project that have been Registered (Other): 36,643 , Retired: 4,775

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