Saint-André’s Laforge Bioenvironmental Recognized for Innovation

Laforge Bioenvironmental's facility in Saint-André, NB. (Image: BioNB)

FREDERICTON – Laforge Bioenvironmental picked up BioNB’s New Brunswick Bioscience Achievement Award on Friday.  Over 130 members of New Brunswick’s business and research community gathered for the award presentation and to celebrate the growth in the province’s bioscience sector.

Laforge has created a multi-million dollar biogas facility that generates clean, renewable energy, where the by-product is nutrient rich organic fertilizer, all the while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and landfill waste. They operate two anaerobic digesters on a dairy farm in Saint-André, New Brunswick, fuelled only with manure and organic food waste from regional food processors.

The two plants generate enough energy to power their entire dairy operation and 1,000 homes in the area.

Laforge Bioenvironmental is the only biogas plant in Atlantic Canada.

Other finalists for the award were  Mycodev Group and Dr. Erik Scheme, the new NB Innovation Research Chair in Medical Devices.