CBA Updates

Less Than Two Weeks to Submit an Abstracts for the 2022 Value of Biogas West Conference

Don’t miss your chance to present at the 2022 Value of Biogas West Conference November 1 and 2 in Vancouver, BC!  Please submit your abstract no later than Friday, September 16th, 2022 by clicking here. Abstracts are requested for only the Value of Biogas West Conference at this time. We will update this website when abstracts submissions open for Value of Biogas East (April 25-26 in Toronto, ON). A table of suggested topics is provided on the website, however, abstracts with a different focus will be considered. We will also accept proposals for panel discussions, workshops, or other innovative formats.

Have Your Say – Industry Insider for CBA Strategic Plan Development

The CBA is embarking on a strategic review in 2022 for the next 3-years.  Our current Strategic Plan concludes in 2023 and our goal is to renew the strategy with input directly from CBA members and key industry stakeholders. All CBA members are invited to join us for a 1-hour virtual Industry Insider event on September 28th at 1pm.  This event is your chance to voice your input regarding the direction of the association. Please contact the CBA for meeting details.

Announcing Tours at the Value of Biogas West

Tours are back at the 2022 Value of Biogas West! Join us on October 31st for a tour of the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant, B.C.’s first RNG treatment plant. Thanks to a collaborative relationship with FortisBC, Lulu Island upgrades all of its biogas to renewable natural gas using water-based scrubbing technology. The CBA is hosting two tours of the facility Tour #1: 10am – 2pm and Tour #2: 1pm – 5pm. Register today for the tour! Please note that this registration is separate from the 2022 Value of Biogas West Conference on November 1-2.

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News

We Owe it to Our Children to Think Outside the Box on Biogas

A recent article in Canada’s National Observer makes the case for why we owe it to our children, who will pay the price for our failure in combating climate change, to think outside the box of conventional renewable energy such as solar, wind and hydro. There are several energy innovators in Canada making huge strides in adopting low- or no-carbon energy solutions by blending energy sources with the goal of helping large and small energy users achieve their 2030 goals. One solution that has generated excellent results is renewable natural gas (RNG).

Enbridge Gas, Bluewater Recycling Association and Ontario Waste Management Association Unveil Agri-innovation Milestone

On August 9th, Bluewater Recycling Association (BRA), Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) and Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) announced the first-in-Ontario, carbon-negative refuse truck, fuelled by renewable natural gas (RNG) produced by a local Ontario farm from largely cow manure. The BRA’s RNG truck will displace CO2 emissions from 18,000 litres of diesel in the first six months. Municipalities and businesses who operate fleets of waste collection vehicles like BRA and other OWMA members can achieve a zero-carbon footprint using RNG fuel, affordably and practically, without sacrificing performance, reliability, or range.

Skyline Clean Energy Fund Acquires Second Biogas Facility

Skyline Clean Energy Fund recently announced that on May 31, 2022, they acquired a biogas facility located in Lethbridge, Alberta through the purchase of 100% of the units in Lethbridge Biogas LP and the shares in Lethbridge Biogas General Partner Inc. The Lethbridge facility is expected to convert 120,000 tonnes of organic waste into renewable natural gas annually. The facility generates revenue primarily through intake of organic waste and producing Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). The asset operates under a 20-year RNG contract with FortisBC.

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Events

RNGinet

September 7, Online

WBA Temperature Variation and Biological Health Training

September 13, Online

RNG WORKS Technical Workshop

September 20-22, Nashville TN

Pan-Canadian Climate Change Conference

October 18, Ottawa ON (Hybrid)

2022 Value of Biogas West

November 1-2, Vancouver BC

Scaling Up 2022

November 7-9, Ottawa ON

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Insights

July 11

The newly released Clean Fuel Regulations are a step forward, but there is still work to be done to decarbonize gaseous fuels

Last week, Environment and Climate Change Canada released the Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR); filling a key mandate promise from Prime Minister Trudeau after nearly five years since the regulations were first circulated in a discussion paper. The finalized CFR is a key component of Canada’s ambitious climate plan, and part of a multi-pronged approach to achieving Canada’s climate targets by 2050. The CFR aims to gradually reduce the lifecycle carbon intensity of liquid fossil fuels energy used across the country, working to achieve 20 million tons in annual reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, towards a path to net-zero emissions by 2050. The Regulations, alongside existing plans like the Emissions Reduction Plan and Canada’s recent commitment to the Global Methane Pledge are part of an integrated approach to practically and effectively reducing GHG emissions across all emission-heavy sectors while also contributing to energy security, carbon mitigation, air quality and sustainable industry in the long-term.

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Featured Member

July 27

Ammongas

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Ammongas is Denmark’s leading engineering company providing solutions for biogas upgrading. Denmark stands out for its incorporation of renewable natural gas (RNG) into the natural gas grid with 28% of the gas currently comprised of RNG. Currently, Ammongas is delivering more than half of Denmark’s RNG into the grid.

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