Updates

Register today for the 2020 Value of Biogas East

Register today for the 2020 Value of Biogas East in Toronto, ON on March 26th and 27th. The Value of Biogas East is Canada’s leading biogas and RNG event and the best way to connect with the industry network. The 2020 Value of Biogas East is anticipated to attract more than 200 attendees comprised of stakeholders across the biogas industry.  Visit our conference website to learn more. Interested in enhancing your company’s biogas expertise to municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors in Canada? Consider any of the sponsorship opportunities available for the 2020 Value of Biogas East conference.

CBA Board of Directors 2020 Election

Call for nominations is open for candidates for a Director position with CBA Board of Directors.  The deadline for nominations is March 6th, 2020, and the election will take place at the Annual General Meeting on March 26th in Toronto, ON.  Members interested in running for a position are invited to contact Jennifer Green at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

IESO Annual Planning Outlook

On January 22 the IESO released their Annual Planning Outlook (APO) for 2020. The APO will also support discussions at the February Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting. With the release of the APO the IESO will be holding a Technical Planning Conference to review key insights and to provide an update to stakeholders on 2020 engagement activities in relation to the IESO’s system planning efforts. To register and be added to a distribution list for future communications about the Technical Planning Conference, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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News

Greenlane Renewables wins biogas upgrading contract in California, US

Canadian biogas firm and CBA member Greenlane Renewables has won an $8.3 million biogas upgrading contract for a landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) project in California. The company announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America, secured the contract with the customer whose name has not yet been revealed. Engineering work will begin immediately on the project upon completion of permitting and approval of submittals by the customer, expected by early-to-mid 2020. The new facility is expected to process 1,600 standard cubic feet per minute of landfill gas to produce roughly 97% pure biomethane, or around 360,000 MMBTU annually of clean RNG, for direct injection into the local gas distribution network owned and operated by SoCalGas.  

Managing PFAS Chemicals in Composting and Anaerobic Digestion

A lot of media attention is currently given to the issue of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The issues for composting and anaerobic digestion facilities are the presence of PFAS in finished compost or digestate products, and the presence of PFAS in facility storm water runoff. Composting or digestion facilities that take in biosolids, industrial residuals, and food scraps containing grease-resistant food packaging are receptors of PFAS chemicals. Read Part 1 of a new BioCycle series that explores ramifications of PFAS in recycled organics and process storm water — and technology options to treat the contamination.

Tapping into the Power of Methane – Greenholm Farms

An article in The Western Producer on CBA member Greenholm Farms features the farm’s sustainability and digesters. The reuse of material is a key tenet of sustainability in agriculture, and Greenholm Farms, in Embro, Ont., just northwest of Woodstock, has taken that to heart. The owners, Gord and Laura Green, along with their son and business partner, Dave, have discovered that producing methane to generate electricity on their mixed dairy and crop farm creates what Dave calls the “circle of agriculture,” while offering good financial benefits as well.

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Events

International Biomass Conference & Expo

February 3-5, Nashville TN

Michigan State University AD Operator Training

February 25-27, Lansing MI

2020 OWMA Year Ahead - Waste and Recycling Conference

March 5, Toronto ON

2020 Value of Biogas East

March 26-27, Toronto ON

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Press Releases

September 05

Canadian Associations Call for a National ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’ to Leverage Innovation and Sustainable Resources to Secure Investment in the Production and Use of Clean Fuels

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Featured Member

November 28

Greenholm Farms

Greenholm Farms in Embro, Ontario is a family dairy farm, with 250 cows, 850 acres of corn, soy and wheat, and a 500 kW biogas plant. The farm is operated by father-son team, Gord and Dave Green, following generations before them – the Green family has been in farming since Gord’s great-great-grandfather purchased the land in 1843.  The Greens have worked with PlanET Biogas Solutions since 2012 to install an anaerobic digestion system capable of producing 500 kW of energy using on-farm and off-farm organics.

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