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Our History

History of how Emerald Energy from Waste became a leader in turning your waste to valuable energy.

It was a start of long process that started in 1984, but the journey was worth it as we have developed a process that will help do our part in keeping our world green.

  • 1984
    Initial Design
  • 1988
    Environmental Assessment Process initiated
  • 1990
    Construction started on modular 4-unit facility
  • 1992
    Facility achieved operational status in April, known as Peel Resource Recovery, Inc.(PRRI), a Brampton-headquartered company, starts processing municipal solid waste from the Region of Peel.
  • 1998
    Facility purchased by KMS, facility was renamed KMS Peel
  • 1999
    Second EA initiated to add a fifth unit and Selective Catalytic Reduction System.
  • 2001
    Fifth unit and Selective Catalytic Reactor started up
  • 2002
    Facility purchased by Emerald Energy Income Fund, facility renamed Algonquin Power Energy From Waste Inc. (EEFW)
  • 2010
    Refurbishment of boilers and air pollution control equipment to keep the facility state-of-the-art, ensuring 20 more years of reliable operation
  • 2012
    Facility obtains permit to receive both municipal and industrial, commercial, institutional waste from Ontario sources, from within and outside the Greater Toronto Area.
  • 2014
    Purchased by Emerald Energy from Waste Inc.
  • 2019
    Expansion Plans Coming soon
  • 2020
    Emerald Hydrogen Pilot Program