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CLAYHURST, B.C. – A farm in Clayhurst is working to convert agricultural feedstock into a renewable natural gas source.

Horseshoe Valley Ranch, a fourth-generation beef cattle, forage, and grain producer in the Peace River Valley has completed a long-term feedstock and digestate agreement with Matter Global Solutions Inc.

The Ranch and Matter partnered together to develop a large anaerobic digester project which converts feedstock into a form of renewable natural gas.  The project has already been established with a supply contract for RNG from FortisBC and has been approved by the British Columbia Utilities Commission.

Stacy Esau, President of Horseshoe Valley Ranch, says, “The on-farm anaerobic digester will make organic crop production nutrients available to crops much more quickly than conventional composting. We anticipate much Higher carbon carrying capacity and improved soil fertility, resulting in increased crop yield and reduced crop input costs.”

Matter Global Solutions Inc. is looking to introduce a proven dry-based digester system from Europe. With that underway, the plan is to create a high-growth expansion strategy that is based on the success of this Clayhurst farming project.

“This Project offers a game-changing strategy that brings together regenerative farming, cleans energy, and a great opportunity to partner with members of the Canadian agricultural community to deliver environmental and economic performance at a large scale,” says Jay Zwierschke CEO and President of Matter Global Solutions Inc.

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