Updates

2019 Value of Biogas West Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the 2019 Value of Biogas West in Vancouver, BC on January 15th and 16th.  Register before December 1st to take advantage of our discounted early bird member rates.  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. 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.

Empowering Municipal RNG Market Participation – Seminar November 15th

Join us on November 15th in Toronto for a half day seminar Food and Organic Waste Framework: Requirements and Opportunities for Municipalities addressing implications and opportunities of the Framework for municipalities in Ontario for organics management and RNG.  Visit Empowering Municipal RNG Market Participation to view the program.  While this seminar is free, space is limited so register today to secure your spot.

Ontario is Developing a Climate Change Plan

Later this fall, Ontario will release a made-in-Ontario climate change plan that will identify specific areas of focus to help tackle and be more resilient to climate change while protecting taxpayers and the economy.  This will be the first part of a broader approach that will protect clean air and water, encourage conservation and do more to address urban litter and waste.  The government is looking for input on the most effective actions to achieve their climate goals. The Canadian Biogas Association is preparing a response and welcomes input from members on how biogas can play a key role in the new climate change plan.

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News

Canada’s Carbon Pollution Pricing System

On October 23, the Government of Canada announced further details on the federal carbon pollution pricing backstop.  Under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, adopted on June 21, 2018, the federal backstop has two parts: (1) a regulatory charge on fuel (fuel charge) starting in April 2019 in backstop provinces; and, (2) a regulatory trading system for large industry – the federal output-based pricing system (OBPS) starting in January 2019 in backstop provinces that include Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan.

New Climate 2050 Strategic Framework for Metro Vancouver

The Metro Vancouver Board recently approved the Climate 2050 Strategic Framework. This Framework sets a 30-year vision for Metro Vancouver’s climate policies and actions, ensuring infrastructure, ecosystems and communities are resilient to the impacts of climate change, and pursuing the regional target of 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from 2007 levels by 2050.  This plan includes recommendations to switch to low carbon fuels like RNG to reduce GHG emissions in buildings, transportation and industry.

Dairy School: 20-kilowatt Biodigester powers Ontario Dairy

Real Agriculture shared an informative video about Harcolm Farms “mini” digester that provides an opportunity to make the farm carbon neutral and also produce enough electricity to power the 72-cow milking operation, with the option to sell surplus electricity back to the Ontario grid.

IEA predicts “biggest growth” in bioenergy renewables by 2023

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) current market forecast has predicted that modern bioenergy will have the biggest growth in renewable resources between 2018 and 2023. According to the IEA’s market analysis and forecast report, renewables are to continue increasing over the next 5 years and will be covering 40% of global energy consumption growth. They are mostly increasing within the electricity sector and are set to account for almost a third of the world electricity generation in 2023.

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Events

Environment Industry Day 2018

November 14, Toronto ON

Food and Organic Waste Framework: Requirements and Opportunities for Municipalities

November 15, Toronto ON

Decentralised Energy Forum

November 28-29, Banff AB

Value of Biogas West

January 15-16, Vancouver BC

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

October 30

Fepro Farms

Fepro Farms, owned by Paul, Fritz, Michael and Elias Klaesi, was an early adopter of on-farm biogas in Canada and currently has a well operating 500 kW biogas facility running on 15000 tonnes per year of dairy manure, corn silage and off-farm material.  Fepro Farms is located near Cobden, Ontario.

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