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Nov 02, 2023
A rally against a proposed biofuel plant on the Semiahmoo First Nation land in South Surrey attracted hundreds of people on Sunday.
The rally took place at Peace Arch Park, which is very close to the proposed site. The biofuel facility would take organic waste and convert it to natural gas, which would then be sold to Fortis, the natural gas distributor in the Lower Mainland. It would also convert some material to compost and fertilizer.
The biofuel facility would be located adjacent to Highway 99, just north of the Peace Arch border crossing compound. It would be very close to Peace Arch Park. It would not be right next to the bay, but it would use Semiahmoo land.
The facility will be operated by Andion North America for 25 years and then turned over to SFN. It is estimated that it would employ 14 people.