“The fact that Walker shares our passion for generating renewable resources is one of the reasons we’ve been working with them since 2007. Their organic material consistently gives us the results we need, and we’re able to lead by example and promote sustainable practices in our industry.”
Partner, Fepro Farms Inc.
Fepro Farms’ anaerobic digester works toward zero waste and 2x the energy production by adding Walker’s organic feedstock.|
Fepro Farms Inc., Ontario
Offsetting environmental impact with organic feedstock.
Fepro Farms was an early adopter of on-farm biogas in Canada. Inspired by their experience with similar systems in their native Switzerland, the owners incorporated an anaerobic digester into their farming operations in Ontario and enabled research that paved the way for off-farm materials to be accepted in agricultural facilities like theirs.
Fepro Farms was looking to offset their environmental impact and needed organic feedstock to help do this. They partnered with Walker to accept fat, oil and grease (FOG) collected from food service establishments at their digester. The FOG material is transported to Walker’s processing facilities where water is removed before it goes to the digester. Fepro Farms’ facility then converts the liquid organic waste mixed with manure into biogas renewable energy and environmentally friendly crop nutrients. The mixture can produce twice the amount of energy as manure alone as the grease accelerates the methane production process.
Double the energy production
of manure and corn mixture alone.
energy produced annually from Fepro Farms’ anaerobic digester.
as the process extracts maximum resource and leftover material is used back on the farm.
Sustainably Transforming Waste
Feedstock from Walker grease Trap Services enables Fepro Farms to take the circular economy approach. The feedstock allows the farm to produce more electricity and extract maximum available resources from the organic material. Approximately 98% of the grease waste is used in the anaerobic digester within a 24-hour period for renewable energy. Non-digestible fibre is used for animal bedding or turned into a fertilizer. Adopting new technologies and partnering with Walker means:
- Making full use of organic materials
- Diverting organic materials from landfill
- Contributing to the country's environmental sustainability
- Grease traps stay clean while food service establishments keep their footprint green
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