The new CBA webinar series, Building Better Biogas, launches September 23rd with a focus on the critical components of developing a biogas project. The series will include three sessions from September to November and will feature the latest policy developments, financing overviews, offtake agreements, and practical considerations that biogas/RNG developers need to know. Participants will learn about latest sector developments, hear from experienced industry speakers, and have the opportunity to chat with presenters and other webinar participants in real time. Special CBA member rates apply, and space is limited - register today!
The Value of Biogas Virtual Conferences on January 19-12 and April 27-29 will offer participants exciting and informative virtual conferences which will include the value-packed programming and exciting content that attendees experience year after year. The CBA invites stakeholders with a technology, case studies or experience related to biogas/RNG development, challenges and opportunities to submit an abstract for an opportunity to present at Canada’s leading biogas/RNG conferences. We encourage you to send your submission by September 30 to build on our 2021 Value of Biogas programs.
On August 7th, the CBA submitted the 2021 Pre-Budget Submission to the federal finance committee including four recommendations for Canada’s Budget 2021 that will harness the value that biogas and RNG can bring to Canada’s economic recovery and growth efforts. The submission is available to CBA members on the members Policy Resources page.More Updates
A recent article in Canadian Biomass Magazine, Final Thoughts: Filling a Gap, provides an overview of the Canadian Biogas Association’s (CBA) Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Guideline. The Canadian Biogas Association (CBA), the collective voice of the biogas industry in Canada, identified a gap in Canada compared to other jurisdictions for a supporting document that creates a clear outline of best practices for biogas projects to assist developers and stakeholders in the development of biogas projects. The purpose of this AD Guideline is to assist stakeholders in the deployment of AD facilities in a manner that improves outcomes and ensures environmental sustainability. It includes recommended planning, siting, design, operational, and risk management practices for AD facilities that process food and organic waste.
FortisBC received its first delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG) from outside of the province in early August, making it the first interprovincial purchase of RNG in Canada by a natural gas utility. “RNG is an essential component of FortisBC’s 30BY30 target, which includes a focus on having 15% of our natural gas supply be renewable by 2030,” explains Diana Sorace, FortisBC’s Corporate Communications Advisor. “The more RNG we receive, the better we can supply our customers with carbon neutral energy that helps reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Out-of-province agreements are currently in place in both Ontario and Alberta.” The 30BY30 target is to reduce FortisBC’s customers’ GHG emissions by 30% by 2030 to help the province of BC meet its climate action goals. You can find more information about FortisBC’s current projects and the value of Renewable Natural Gas in their latest blog: A little less conversation, a little more (climate) action.
Given the availability of biogas and its existing uses in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), municipalities in this region may be in an excellent position to implement RNG systems. Ideal for municipal officials and staff, the RNG Handbook for Municipalities in the GTHA reviews RNG sources, production, benefits, and provides an outline for RNG project planning and implementation. RNG presents a unique opportunity not only to tackle GHG emissions and improve local air quality, but also to advance a circular economy for municipalities. This handbook outlines essential planning decisions and strategies to implement RNG systems for GTHA municipalities and address the environmental and financial benefits of implementing RNG into local gas utility distribution systems.More News
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