The CBA will be hosting two exciting and informative annual conferences in 2020, Value of Biogas West in downtown Vancouver on January 14-15, and Value of Biogas East in Toronto in March. The Value of Biogas West and East are Canada’s Premier Biogas and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Conferences, and the best way to connect with the industry network. Interested in enhancing your company’s biogas expertise to municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors in Canada? Consider any of the sponsorship opportunities available for either or both Value of Biogas conferences.
Do you have a technology, case study or experience related to biogas/RNG development, challenges and opportunities? We want to hear from you! Submit an abstract for an opportunity to present at Canada’s leading biogas/RNG conferences - the 2020 Value of Biogas West and East conferences. We encourage you to send your submission by September 27 to build on our 2020 Value of Biogas West and East programs.
The CBA has drafted an industry-led Canadian Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Guideline as a best practices document developed to assist stakeholders in deployment of AD facilities that process food and organic waste materials, including agricultural feedstocks. Stakeholders include developers, regulators, organizations or members of the public with specific or general interest in AD facilities. In June the CBA provided members a pre-viewing of the document prior to sharing for public input.
The CBA is committed to joining a newly formed Fertilizer and Supplements Advisory Committee (FSAC) that works with interested stakeholders in the regulation of fertilizers and fertilizer supplements. In Canada, some larger-scale anaerobic digestion facilities have Fertilizer labels to create a beneficial fertilizer product from digestate. Having an informed exchange with CFIA and other stakeholders on this topic is critical to the growth and development of the biogas sector. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jennifer Green for details.More Updates
The Climate Action Incentive Fund (CAIF) SME Project stream provides support to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for retrofit projects in sectors such as Building, Transportation, Industry, Waste, Agriculture, and more. The CAIF program is available to applicants operating in the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick. The application period is 90 days starting July 17, 2019, or until funding is exhausted. Renewable energy systems for on-site and own-use are eligible for funding.
The city of Montreal is investing $167 million to establish an RNG plant and generate renewable energy. Once operational, the plant will produce RNG which could create enough renewable gas to power around 3,600 homes. It will see 60,000 tonnes of organic waste processed annually rather than being sent to landfill. The new facility will be one of five organic waste treatment plants Montreal has been planning to build over the last 11 years. Plans include two composting centres, two RNG centres and one pre-treatment centre. The new plant will form part of the province’s goal to have 60% of organic waste processed and treated instead of being diverted to landfills.
On August 2, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced a $1.8 million investment that will support research projects to develop new environmental technologies, practices, and on-farm solutions, and foster efficiency and competitiveness in the agri-food sector. The government has provided this investment through the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance, a collaboration with the University of Guelph, to help Ontario’s agri-food and rural sectors innovate and grow.More News
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Swiss clean tech firm Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a key player in the waste management sector providing energy from waste (EfW) technologies for over 85 years. It started as L. von Roll Bamag Aktiengesellschaft (Von Roll) in 1933 with a focus on thermal waste treatment.Continue reading…