Registration is now open for the 2020 Value of Biogas West in Vancouver, BC on January 14th and 15th. Register before November 15th 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.
On September 4, the CBA issued a joint press release with other industry organizations calling for a national ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’ to leverage innovation and sustainable resources to secure investment in the production and use of clean fuels. Collectively, the associations represent technologies that can, with the right policy measures in place, exceed the proposed federal Clean Fuel Standard’s objective of 30 Mt of annual GHG emission reductions by 2030. Estimates of potential emission reductions are based on modelling work for the joint industry–federal government steering committee looking at the competitiveness of clean fuel investment in Canada.
The CBA has developed a draft Canadian Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Guideline that aims to create a clear outline of best practices for AD facilities processing food and organic waste materials, including agricultural feedstocks. The CBA gathered feedback from government ministries and agencies in British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta, from industry organizations, and CBA members representing agricultural, municipal and private interests. The input has been tremendously positive and supportive and we wish to thank all who dedicated time to review the document and provide detailed comments. The CBA’s AD Guideline Committee is reviewing all feedback for consideration and aiming to finalize the document this fall. A copy will be posted to the CBA’s website.More Updates
FortisBC and the City of Vancouver have received regulatory approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) at the City’s landfill in Delta. This project aligns with the City’s and FortisBC’s shared commitment to develop more renewable energy and support the broader greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals outlined in the province’s CleanBC strategy. Construction of the biogas facility will begin in 2020 and take approximately 18 to 24 months to complete.
A recent CBC article covers the City of Toronto’s plans to turn organics was into renewable natural gas to fuel trucks and even heat homes. Since 2015, Toronto has been working to harness the biogas emitted from organic waste. After partnering with Enbridge to build a processing facility on the Dufferin site, biogas is now ready to fuel the majority of Toronto’s collection trucks. It’s one of the first cities in North America to do this.
French waste management company Suez has signed a deal with the City of Montreal to create an organic waste treatment centre. The new plant will convert organic waste material into biomethane, providing enough renewable gas to power around 3,600 households. Suez will build the biomethanation centre with the capacity to process 60,000 tonnes of organic material annually. It will recover organic waste produced by nearly 1.5 million residents in Montreal’s east side and the city centre and convert it using anaerobic digestion.More News
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The Inlandsis Fund is a North American leader in financing projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is the only Canadian fund with this exclusive focus, providing flexible capital solutions for new and expanding projects. The Inlandsis Fund originally worked only in regulated carbon markets, but has recently grown to finance biogas projects.Continue reading…