Green Impact Partners Inc. (Green Impact) is moving forward with the development of the Future Energy Park, a clean energy project connecting Alberta’s agriculture and energy sectors. Located within Calgary, Future Energy Park is a proposed net carbon dioxide (CO2)-negative biofuels facility using non-food grade wheat to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) and ethanol. “A first of its kind, Future Energy Park is an exciting opportunity for us to link the circular economy and decarbonize agriculture and our energy future,” said Jesse Douglas, CEO of Green Impact Partners. “The facility will be fully integrated, co-producing two forms of renewable fuels, including CO2 capture from the production process to go beyond the goal of net-zero CO2 emissions.”
Future Energy Park represents a nearly US$1 billion investment in Alberta. Once operational, the facility is expected to produce approximately 3.5 million MMBtu per year of RNG, more than 79 million gallons (300 million liters) of ethanol annually, approximately 259,000 tons (235,000 tonnes) of cattle feed annually, and will create carbon credits.
“This significant investment in Alberta will advance the local contribution to the province’s existing Renewable Fuels Standard, which requires no less than 5% renewable fuel content for gasoline blended in the province,” said Douglas. “Currently, there is a domestic ethanol supply gap which we hope to fill. The Future Energy Park will forge a new path between Alberta’s energy and agriculture sectors as we work collectively toward making a positive impact and building sustainable, resilient communities for generations to come.”
The proposed facility is being sited in an industrial area in southeast Calgary and will be constructed and operated on 52 acres of land designated for future industrial use. Subject to receipt of major regulatory approvals, Green Impact Partners is targeting completion in late 2024 to early 2025.