Project Reduces Emissions at Waste-to-Energy Facility Project Reduces Emissions at Waste-to-Energy Facility <div class="ExternalClass14CA4EEFE1C24141A535E9659408B7B0"><p>Nitrogen oxides (NO<sub>x</sub>), which comprise nitric oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO<sub>2</sub>), are formed as a result of any combustion, with transportation being the biggest single source in the region. They can contribute to ozone, secondary particulate matter, and acid rain, all of which can affect human health and the environment.</p><p>Prior to implementation of the project, the waste-to-energy facility produced approximately 0.8% of NO<sub>x</sub> emissions in the region, which have now been reduced to 0.4%.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/wte1.png2015-03-27T07:00:00ZGP0|#2873430e-0486-4243-a1ac-91845421275c;L0|#02873430e-0486-4243-a1ac-91845421275c|Issue 7;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass0DD2D8D43C3744BE8CC93996410095FA"><p>‚ÄčA Nitrogen Oxides (NO<sub>x</sub>) Reduction Project implemented at Metro Vancouver's <a href="/services/solid-waste/about/wte/pages/04.aspx" target="_blank">waste-to-energy facility</a> in Burnaby has resulted in NO<sub>x</sub> emission levels reductions to 30 percent below the new provincial <em>Guideline for Emissions from Municipal Solid Waste Combustion (Guideline)</em>, and over 50 percent lower than the facility's 2013 average emission levels.</p></div>