Metro Vancouver Close Up Episode 2 – February 2016

Metro Vancouver Close Up Episode 2 2016 from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

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Birding in Delta could lead to a strategy to protect key areas and boost tourism, Surrey’s Biofuel Facility under development, and collaboration in wastewater science at the Annacis Research Centre. 

Delta Bird Strategy May Take Flight

The Corporation of Delta council is considering adopting a birds and biodiversity strategy to formalize its commitment to preserving and enhancing bird habitat. Leading the charge is the Delta Naturalists’ Society. In 2015, the Society got involved in researching a Birds in Delta pamphlet (pdf) as a first step in presenting the idea of a formal strategy to council. Link to story.

Surrey Biofuel Facility to Generate Energy from Food Scraps

surrey biofuel facilityBiofuels made from wastewater, wood, microbes and algae – these are some of the materials being globally researched as biofuel feedstock. In the Metro Vancouver region, the City of Surrey is constructing a biofuel facility that will use food scraps to generate fuel for municipal vehicles and feature a district energy system. Link to story.

Wastewater Research Collaboration Builds Knowledge

Annacis Research Centre lab researcherKeeping our local environment clean and safe is one of Metro Vancouver’s most essential responsibilities. The region’s sewers and wastewater treatment facilities are crucial assets for that job.  But to maintain and enhance the system, local researchers need access to untreated wastewater samples. Metro Vancouver’s Annacis Research Centre is delivering unparalleled access to this unusual raw material. Link to story.

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