Monthly Archives: December 2011

Country Club

Published By: on December 10th, 2011 in Category Nanaimo Communities

This area lies adjacent to the Nanaimo Golf Course off the Island highway. On the west side it is bordered by the Country Club Shopping Centre. This large mall is anchored by Future Shop and Save On Foods. Some of these homes back on to the golf course giving them an extensive green belt overlook. Rock City Elementary serves this area as well as Wellington Secondary School. Continue reading

Biodiesel from Chicken Bones?

Published By: on December 1st, 2011 in Category Nanaimo Real Estate News

Triple Benefits from the Green Bin Program

  1. The volume of trash headed for our local Nanaimo area landfill is reduced by close to 50%.

2. ICC’s composting plant at Duke Point, just south of Nanaimo, currently processes 50-60 tons of organic waste, creating rich compost and compost-enriched soil available for your garden.

3. In the future food waste will be converted into renewable fuels.

Yes – you read that right! In the future your chicken bones and corn cobs will be converted into fuel to run your car or generate electricity. The B.C. government has promised a $2.5 million investment into the International Composting Corporation (ICC), Nanaimo based liquid biofuel project. The plan is for 2 million litres of biodiesel to be produced annually from the organic waste collected from our region.

This diagram from ICC shows how it works. For more information visit http://www.iccgroup.ca