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Register for Value of Biogas West!

The 2018 Value of Biogas West is less than a month away! Register today for Western Canada’s premier biogas event. On January 16th and 17th in Abbotsford BC join your biogas and RNG industry peers for a half-day RNG information session, RNG facility tours, a full-day conference and plenty of networking opportunities. A reminder that the 2018 Value of Biogas East is March 22nd and 23rd in Gatineau, QC, get your early bird tickets before February 1st.

Announcing the First Annual Canadian Biogas Industry Awards

The CBA is launching the Canadian Biogas Industry Awards to recognize accomplishments of organizations and individuals in the biogas sector.  The first annual Canadian Biogas Industry Awards will be held on March 22nd at the Value of Biogas East in Gatineau, QC, which coincides with the CBA celebrating a decade of growing the biogas sector in Canada. The Awards will showcase successful Canadian biogas projects and individual efforts providing well deserved recognition while demonstrating that biogas technology and its benefits are proven and reliable in many applications across the country.  Nominations will be open from January 2nd to January 20th.

Clean Fuel Standard Regulatory Framework

On December 13th, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released the Regulatory Framework on the Clean Fuel Standard. The clean fuel standard will establish lifecycle carbon intensity requirements separately for liquid, gaseous and solid fuels that are used in transportation, industry and buildings. This performance-based approach will incent innovation, development and use of a broad range of low carbon fuels, energy sources and technologies. The Regulatory Framework outlines the key elements of the design of the Clean Fuel Standard regulation, including its scope, regulated parties, carbon intensity approach, timing and potential compliance options such as credit trading.  The CBA welcomes your comments by January 8th. Written comments to the ECCC on the regulatory framework may be provided by January 19, 2018.

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News

Government of Alberta’s Bioenergy Producer Program

On December 5th, the Government of Alberta announced that the Bioenergy Producer Program (BPP) has been renewed for two and a half years.  The $62 million program will run from October 1, 2017 to March 31, 2020, and be open to both previous BPP Grant Holders and new applicants that meet the program’s eligibility criteria. Previous BPP Grant Holders that meet the eligibility criteria will be able to receive funding starting October 1, 2017, while new applicants will be able to receive funding starting April 2018. Applications for the initial period will be due in February 2018; application packages will be available in December.  

Canada’s Generation Energy Council

On December 12th, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Jim Carr, announced the creation of a 15-member Generation Energy Council to provide recommendations on how Canada can transition to a reliable, affordable, low-carbon economy in the future. The Council’s work will be informed by the takeaways from October’s ground-breaking, two-day Generation Energy Forum held in October, as well as public consultations. The Council will then prepare a report, which will inform the Government as it develops an energy policy and helps define Canada`s energy future. 

New Ontario Program Supporting Low-Carbon Innovation for Industry

On December 8th, GreenON Industries was launched. GreenON Industries will provide funding for eligible projects that reduce GHG pollution in buildings and the production of goods by large emitters and other industrial, commercial and institutional facilities. Projects could involve switching to less carbon intensive fuels, redirecting harmful carbon dioxide emissions back into production processes, upgrading energy inefficient production equipment and introducing production processes that require fewer energy resources.

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Events

Value of Biogas West

January 16-17, Abbotsford BC

Value of Biogas East

March 22-23, Gatineau QC

Biomass Conference & Expo

Biomass Conference & Expo, April 16-178, 2018

April 16-18, Atlanta GA

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Press Releases

August 25

CBA Calls for Policies to Create Sustainable Biogas and RNG Business Models Across Canada

August 25

CBA Calls for Policies to Develop RNG Markets in Ontario

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Featured Member

November 28

Xebec Adsorption Inc.

Xebec Adsorption Inc.Xebec Adsorption Inc. is a homegrown Canadian gas purification technology company experiencing global success. Headquartered in Blainville, QC, Xebec designs, engineers and manufactures innovative products that transform raw gases into marketable sources of clean energy.

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