Once again, the CBA will be hosting two exciting and informative annual conferences in 2018, one in Abbotsford, British Columbia on January 16-17th, and another in Ottawa/Gatineau, Ontario in March. Value of Biogas WEST and EAST are Canada’s Premier Biogas and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Conferences, and the best way to connect with the industry network. A call for abstracts is out and we encourage you to send your submission by September 15 to augment the topics in our programs. 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.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is developing a Food and Organic Waste framework to reduce the volume of food and organic wastes ending up in the disposal stream and collected feedback on a discussion paper addressing food and organic waste in Ontario. Following consultation with members, the CBA submitted a response on July 30th that supports the MOECC in developing a Food and Organic Waste Framework to stimulate anaerobic digestion processing and end markets that recover the value for food and organic wastes. The CBA highlights that to unlock the value of biogas in Ontario, it is imperative that a strong commitment of stable, secure revenue for the long-term be established to ensure the economic viability of new and expanded AD systems. To achieve success, more AD facilities will need to be built in Ontario. To support this growth, policies and programs are needed that ensure revenues on the order of $21/GJ for RNG project developers. CBA’s submission to the Addressing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario Discussion Paper is available to members.More Updates
The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) has issued a report developed by ICF Consulting Canada Inc. which provides a Marginal Abatement Cost Curve (MACC) for natural gas abatement activities in Ontario. The MACC informs the utilities in the development of their Compliance Plans and provides a basis for comparison of the relative cost-effectiveness of a range of GHG abatement activities. The abatement options included on the MACC are related to customer activities and RNG and the study focused on the cost to utilities rather than the costs to society or to customers. The study determined that the Canadian Biogas Study was the most comprehensive publicly available study regarding feedstock resource potential with a national focus. For RNG from each feedstock, ICF calculated the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) in $/m3 by incorporating capital expenditures, O&M, and a discount rate of 4% for the calculations. The LCOE ranged from $0.33-$3.37/m3 depending on the feedstock. The marginal abatement potential by 2020 is 67 Mm3 resulting in a 126,000 tCO2e GHG reduction.
Ministers of Agriculture reached agreement on the key elements of a new federal, provincial, territorial (FPT) agricultural policy framework during the Annual Meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture held in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, from July 19-21. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership, a five-year, $3 billion investment, will come into effect on April 1, 2018. It will strengthen the agriculture, agri-food and agri-based products sector, ensuring continued innovation, growth and prosperity.More News
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Located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Bähler provides its customers with high-quality solutions for biogas tanks for the agricultural, municipal, and commercial sectors. Bähler has a long history in agriculture and have been specializing in the construction of all types of livestock buildings for over 25 years. Bähler began building biogas tanks in 2008, starting with agricultural projects in Ontario and since then has been involved with many of the bigger biogas project in Quebec and Ontario.