CBA Updates

Register for Value of Biogas Conferences 2021/2022

Registration is open for the 2021/2022 Value of Biogas Conferences. Join us at Value of Biogas West in Vancouver on November 9 and 10, 2021, and Value of Biogas East in Toronto on April 12 and 13, 2022. Canada’s premier biogas/RNG Conferences attract top industry stakeholders and offer excellent opportunities for sponsors and exhibitors to make new connections and strengthen brand exposure and reach. Register today!

Call for Abstracts Deadline September 17th – Value of Biogas Conferences 2021/2022

Interested presenters for Value of Biogas 2021 West (November 9 and 10 in Vancouver, BC) and 2022 East (April 12 and 13 in Toronto, ON) are invited to submit presentation abstracts. Abstracts can be submitted for either or both of the Value of Biogas Conferences, please submit your abstract no later than Friday, September 17th, 2021 by clicking here.

CBA Submission to Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of Budget 2022

The CBA heard from members that key factors to support biogas development in Canada include a renewable mandate for gaseous fuels, access to capital funding, and support for RNG in transportation. The CBA Pre-Budget submission reflects these interests with the following recommendations: 1) That the government amend the Renewable Fuels Regulations, under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, to include a renewable mandate for gaseous fuels, 2) That the government top up the Agricultural Clean Technology program with $100 million in funding targeted specifically at helping agriculture and agri-food operations implement on-site biogas and other green energy systems, 3) That the government extend its support for zero-emission buses, through Infrastructure and Communities Canada, to include buses fueled with negative-emission Renewable Natural Gas. The full submission is available to CBA members.

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FortisBC teams with Lethbridge Biogas to Reduce GHG emissions in BC

To help meet public demand for more renewable energy, FortisBC Energy Inc. (FortisBC) is now receiving carbon-neutral Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Lethbridge Biogas LP (Lethbridge Biogas). Following expansion of their facility to add a biogas upgrading system, Lethbridge Biogas signed an agreement to provide FortisBC with up to 350,000 gigajoules of RNG annually. This is FortisBC’s third source of RNG from outside of the province to date as the company continues to add new volumes of renewable gases and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This month, FortisBC is also celebrating a significant milestone in climate action in British Columbia (B.C.) – the 10th anniversary of its Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) program. FortisBC was the first utility in North America to offer RNG to its customers and the demand for RNG has grown substantially over the last decade.

ZooShare Biogas Project Goes Live, First of its Kind in Canada

On August 19, the ZooShare Biogas Cooperative, in partnership with the Toronto Zoo, Loblaw Companies Ltd. (Loblaw) and EnerFORGE announced that its most recent project has gone live. The ZooShare Biogas Project is the first of its kind in Canada and an example of the circular economy in action. It converts 2,000 tonnes of Zoo manure and 15,000 tonnes of food waste from grocery stores, restaurants and other businesses around the Greater Toronto Area into enough renewable power for approximately 250 homes while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by as much as 20,000 tonnes per year. Additionally, after the incoming material has been processed it can be spread on nearby farm fields to support the growth of food the following season.

Making Green Hydrogen and Biochar From Digestate

Hitachi Zosen Inova USA (HZIU) announced it has entered into an agreement with the Canadian technology company CHAR Technologies Ltd. to develop a test project to produce green hydrogen and biochar at HZIU’s San Luis Obispo, California biogas plant. The facility — commissioned in 2018 and built, owned and operated by HZIU — processes about 36,500 tons/year of organic waste, primarily food scraps and yard trimmings, into biogas using HZI’s Kompogas® dry fermentation process. Over 6 million kWh/year of electricity is generated. About 1,700 tons of liquid fertilizer and 18,000 tons of solid fermentation digestate are produced annually. Under the HZIU-CHAR agreement, CHAR’s high temperature pyrolysis system will process the digestate into 1,320 tons/year of green hydrogen, and 2,800 tons/year of biocarbon.

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Events

The Dos and Don’ts: Sustainability leaders reflect on how mentorship influenced their career trajectory

September 14, Webinar

RNGinet

September 15, Virtual

Progress in Biogas V

September 22-24 Online Event

Circular Procurement Summit

October 18-22, Virtual

2021 Value of Biogas West Conference Speakers

November 9-10, Vancouver BC

APPrO 2021 - The Electric Future: 33rd Annual Canadian Power Conference & Networking Event

November 29-30, Virtual

19th International Conference on Renewable Mobility “Fuels of the Future”

January 24 - 25, Berlin

2022 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 14-16, Florida

International Biogas Congress & Expo

March 15-16, Brussels

2022 Value of Biogas East

April 12-13, Toronto ON

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Insights

April 30

Budget 2021 Boosts the Role of Biogas in Canada’s Economic Recovery

On April 19, the federal government tabled its budget for 2021. Being the first federal budget since the COVID pandemic began, it’s been styled as the “recovery” budget, proposing targeted spending to stimulate the economy, create jobs and drive a durable recovery.

Biogas will be an important part of this recovery.

Modelling shows that biogas projects can generate good jobs and strong economic activity across Canada, including in both rural and urban regions, and including in some of the regions hit hardest by the pandemic.

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Featured Member

July 27

NOWON

NOWON facility

NOWON is a global technology company that designs, manufactures, and brings to the North American market a patented thermal hydrolysis pre-treatment system for organic waste that maximizes resource recovery and energy generation. NOWON was founded in 2016 with the goal of supplying a technology that transforms the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (MSW) into a versatile biomass which serves as the ideal feedstock for anaerobic digestion processes.

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