ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Newfoundland and Labrador government has handed a $50,000 contract to a consulting firm to help develop a biogas electricity generation pilot project.
Natural Resources Minister Derrick Dalley says the project is aimed at diversifying the province's electricity sources.
Biogas is a renewable energy source that generates electricity from raw materials, such as landfill and agricultural waste.
Methane, a greenhouse gas, is the main component of biogas.
Dalley says burning biogas as an electricity fuel source will reduce the province's greenhouse gas output and create economic value from a waste product.
Navigant Consulting Ltd. has been selected to research industry practices and provide guidance on developing a so-called net metering policy.