Updates

Registration Now Open for the 2018 Value of Biogas!

Our online registration portal is now open for the 2018 Value of Biogas Conferences. Visit our Value of Biogas West and Value of Biogas East page and click on the Registration button to take advantage of our discounted Early Bird rates. Register before December 1st for VOB West, and February 1st for VOB East to save up to $175 with our Early Bird pricing. Sponsorship opportunities are available for both events. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to position your company as a leader in the biogas and RNG field and gain exposure to potential clients in agricultural and municipal sectors.

Ontario Offset Credit Regulation Proposal

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change is seeking input on the proposed Ontario Offset Credits Regulation and incorporated protocol, EBR 013-1460.  The Ministry is proposing a regulation that would enable the creation of offset credits for use in Ontario’s cap and trade program. The proposed regulation outlines the overall process, criteria and administrative requirements involved in the creation of an offset credit that can be used to meet a compliance obligation in Ontario’s cap and trade program, while the incorporated protocols outline the rules specific to each initiative type or class. The CBA is preparing a submission and welcomes your input by Nov 10th. The MOECC is accepting submissions until November 18th.

Green Commercial Vehicle Program

On October 6th, the CBA submitted a response to the Ministry of Transportation’s EBR Posting 013-1381, Green Commercial Vehicle Program (GCVP).  The CBA commended the Ministry of Transportation on their leadership to incentivize low-carbon fuels, but notes the limited mention of RNG in the new GCVP.  The CBA encourages the Ministry to include RNG in their long-term vision as a proven, low-risk fuel to decarbonize Ontario’s commercial transportation sector.  CBA’s submission to the Green Commercial Vehicle Program is available to members.

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News

Ontario Long-Term Energy Plan Announced

On October 26th, Ontario released the 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP) that focuses on energy, affordability, innovation and customer choice.  The LTEP recognizes that fuels are an important part of the province’s economy, and Ontario is committed to transitioning to a low-carbon economy. The LTEP states that the government will continue to work with industry partners and the OEB to introduce a requirement that natural gas contain some renewable content, fulfilling a commitment of the CCAP. The government is also investing proceeds from the auctions in the carbon market to help introduce RNG in the province. The investment will help consumers with the cost shifting to RNG, as it currently costs more than conventional natural gas.

Beyond the Blue Box: Ontario’s Fresh Start on Waste Diversion and the Circular Economy

On October 4th the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) released Beyond the Blue Box: Ontario’s Fresh Start on Waste Diversion and the Circular Economy.  The report acknowledges that Ontario’s new Waste-Free Ontario Act and Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario are a significant achievement, but calls on the government to get serious about making it work.  Relating to food waste, biogas and the circular economy, the report recommends that the MOECC make the process for approving anaerobic digestion and composting facilities fast and predictable. ECO is hosting a Beyond the Blue Box webinar on Thursday, November 2nd from 10:30 am – 11:30 am EDT.

Energy Vision Announces Awards to Companies Advancing Renewable Natural Gas Made from Organics Waste

On October 18th, National Bioenergy Day, Energy Vision announced awards to three innovative companies advancing renewable natural gas (RNG) made from organic waste.  One of the winners was CBA member CCI Bioenergy.  In Ontario, CCI BioEnergy is piloting compact, innovative bioQUBE microdigesters which convert organic wastes into RNG and bio-fertilizer. Fitting inside a shipping container, they allow on-site processing of organic waste where it is produced, extending the availability of anaerobic digestion to individual sources, including Ontario’s Algoma Orchards, the largest Canadian apple grower and processor east of British Columbia. 

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Events

QUEST 2017: Smart Energy Communities on the Hill

November 6-8, Ottawa ON

Food Loss + Waste Workshop & Tour

November 14, Burlington ON

RNG 2017 Conference

November 27-30, Dana Point CA

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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

October 30

BIOFerm

BIOFerm Image 1BIOFerm is a leading provider of turnkey anaerobic digestion and gas upgrading facilities in North America.  As a former member of the Viessmann Group, a family-owned German company founded in 1917, BIOFerm is now the exclusive North American licensee of Viessmann biogas and gas processing technologies.

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