The recipients of the first annual Canadian Biogas Industry Awards were announced on March 22nd, 2018 during the Networking Dinner at the Value of Biogas East in Gatineau, QC. The Awards 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. Paul and Fritz Klaesi were awarded Biogas Champion and the City of Saint-Hyacinthe received the Project of the Year Award. The selected winners demonstrate leadership in the sector and the Canadian Biogas Association is pleased to recognize their positive contributions to biogas in Canada.
The CBA is pleased to welcome the 2018 Board of Directors following the AGM election on March 23rd. Meet your new Board of Directors. The board is comprised of biogas producers, technology providers, consultants, utilities and a municipality. We continue to grow our depth and expertise adding broader national representation with Directors from British Columbia and Nova Scotia.
2018 Value of Biogas East events continued to grow this year, with the conference hosted March 22-23 in Gatineau, QC. Attendees and exhibitors enjoyed two days of networking and industry knowledge at Canada’s leading biogas and RNG event connecting representatives across the sector. The two-day program included two half-day sessions highlighting specific opportunities within biogas and RNG, the CBA AGM, Networking Dinner, and a full day program featuring policy developments, RNG markets, biogas and RNG applications, two afternoon concurrent streams focused on municipal and agricultural biogas and RNG opportunities, and biogas and RNG future innovations.More Updates
On March 19, the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, visited Terryland Farms in St-Eugene, ON to announce the Agricultural Clean Technology Program. This $25 million, three-year investment will help the agricultural sector reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the development and adoption of clean technologies. Provinces and territories are eligible to apply for federal funding through this program and are encouraged to work with industry on projects that focus on precision agriculture and/or bioproducts.
Surrey’s Biofuel Facility officially opened March 9 in the Port Kells industrial area. The $68 million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America. The facility will convert curbside organic waste into renewable biofuel to fuel the City’s fleet of natural gas powered waste collection and service vehicles. Under this closed loop system, waste collection trucks will literally be collecting their fuel source at curbside. Excess fuel will go to the new district energy system that heats and cools Surrey’s City Centre.
On March 14 at the GLOBE Forum in Vancouver, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, launched the $500 million Low Carbon Economy Challenge. The Challenge is the second part of the broader Low Carbon Economy Fund, which was announced in June 2017; the first part was the $1.4 billion Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund, which provided funds directly to provinces and territories that have adopted the Pan-Canadian Framework on Climate Change. Per announcement’s details, the Low Carbon Economy Challenge will have two streams aimed at supporting projects that will reduce greenhouse gases. Potential applicants are to submit an Expression of Interest to ECCC online.More News
April 10, Toronto ON
April 16-18, Toronto ON
April 16-18, Atlanta GA
April 18-19, Toronto ON
May 8, Saint-Hyacinthe QCMore Events
Bluesource specializes in leveraging environmental markets to generate value for projects with positive environmental impacts. Bluesource is the longest standing project developer in environmental markets in North America and has been working with companies, government and NGOs for over 20 years to reduce and mitigate environmental impacts.