Updates

2019 Value of Biogas West

The 2019 Value of Biogas West in Vancouver, BC on Jan 15-16 is just around the corner. Register now! The Value of Biogas West is western Canada’s leading biogas and RNG event and the best way to connect with the industry network.  Visit our conference website to learn more and view the program.

Facts about the Biogas Industry in Canada Infographic

The Canadian Biogas Association has created a new infographic, Facts about the Biogas Industry in Canada, to illustrate the biogas industry in Canada and opportunities for GHG reductions.  The biogas industry is helping to close the loop in Canada by breaking down organic wastes in the absence of oxygen and converting them to low-carbon energy and soil amendment to fuel our economy.

CBA Input to Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

The CBA is preparing a response to the Ontario Government’s proposed Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan.  Specific actions in the plan support biogas, RNG, and organic waste diversion, including requiring natural gas utilities to implement a voluntary renewable natural gas option for customers, consulting on the appropriateness of clean content requirements for RNG, and developing a proposal to ban food waste from landfills. The plan was posted on the Environment Registry of Ontario (ERO 013-4208) on November 29th and is open for comments until January 28.

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News

Clean Fuel Standard Regulatory Design Paper Publication

Environment and Climate Change Canada released the Regulatory Design Paper on the Clean Fuel Standard on December 20, 2018. This document presents key elements of the design of the Clean Fuel Standard regulations. The focus of this document is on the liquid fuels stream regulations, which will be published first. Some information is also provided on the proposed requirements for the gaseous and solid streams.  The CFS will allow producers of low-carbon fuels to generate credits as a compliance category, renewable natural gas and biogas are included as eligible fuels.

British Columbia Climate Plan Supports Clean Fuels

British Columbia’s Climate Plan, CleanBC was released on December 5 with many supportive policies for clean fuels and agriculture.  A few key points from the plan include a commitment to work with natural gas suppliers to put in place a minimum requirement for 15% renewable content in natural gas by 2030, renewing the B.C. Bioenergy Strategy and build out bioenergy and biofuels cluster attributing a 0.7 Mt reduction of GHG by 2030, exploring solutions like RNG for agricultural waste streams, and maintaining a resilient agriculture sector in B.C. through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership.

Launch of the Partnership Streams of the Low Carbon Economy Challenge

On December 20, the Partnerships stream of the Low Carbon Economy Challenge, the second stream of this major federal climate mitigation-funding program, was launched. The Partnerships stream will provide $50 million in funding for projects that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and generate clean growth. This fund is limited to applications from Indigenous communities and organizations, small and medium-sized businesses (less than 500 employees), not-for-profit organizations, and small municipalities (populations of less than 100,000). Final applications will be due March 8, 2019.

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Events

International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 18-20, Savannah GA

Value of Biogas East

March 21-22, Toronto ON

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Press Releases

July 18

Biogas Industry Responds to Termination of Energy Contracts

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Featured Member

November 29

Canada Tank Solutions Inc.

Canada Tank Solutions Inc. (CTSI) is a proudly Canadian owned and operated company specializing in customized storage solutions for various industries.  CTSI engineers, supplies, and constructs tanks across the country for biogas, wastewater, dry bulk and energy applications.  They currently represent several tank suppliers to supply their clients with the right solution.

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