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Featured Member Article – Agrihub Inc.

June 28 2022

Agrihub Inc. group of companies, which includes Penner Farm Services, Western Ag Systems, United Agri Systems, New Standard Ag, and Dundas Agri Systems, is a leading supplier of livestock infrastructure, equipment, technology, and services to farms across western Canada and the northern US. Penner Farm Services was founded in 1956 providing the entire scope of automated equipment for efficient systems management and entering into long-term maintenance contracts for those systems.

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Hydron

April 28 2022

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Hydron is innovating biogas upgrading with a low-cost, scalable gas separation technology. Launched in late 2020, Hydron’s founder was intent on leveraging his chemical engineering experience and extensive patents for the purpose of helping hard-to-decarbonize sectors such as transportation meet net-zero requirements. From this vantage point, Hydron is quickly accelerating from start-up status to a company focused on product commercialization by transforming its barren North Vancouver headquarters into a product development and manufacturing facility with R&D labs.

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Skyline Energy

February 25 2022

Overhead View of Skyline Energy facility

Skyline Energy is a clean energy asset manager with a goal of playing a lead role in the development of clean energy solutions in Canada, while maintaining a clean energy investment product with strong performance for investors. Located in Guelph, ON, Skyline Energy is a division of Skyline Group of Companies, a $6.4 billion (as of Nov 30, 2021) asset acquisitions, management, development, and investment firm.

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Distributed Gas Solutions Canada (DGSC)

January 28 2022

Distributed Gas Solutions Canada (DGSC) facility

Headquartered in Montreal QC, Distributed Gas Solutions Canada LP (DGSC) provides innovative turnkey compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG) and renewable natural gas (RNG) supply solutions to utility, industrial and transportation end users across Canada.

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Unconventional Gas Solutions

November 29 2021

Dairy membrane machine

Unconventional Gas Solutions (UGS) provides complete engineered solutions for gas generation and treatment systems. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, UGS was founded in 2013 by a group of engineers and scientists with extensive experience in development of specialized membranes for gas generation and processing. Chet Benham, President of UGS, shares “UGS has its roots and expertise in the oil and gas industry, offering both compact and mega-scale gas treatment systems for well sites.

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BIOGEST

October 28 2021

BIOGEST Tanks

BIOGEST is an international biogas plant manufacturer headquartered in Vienna, Austria. With a team of more than 60 highly qualified employees in 10 different countries, they have subsidiaries in France, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Czech Republic, UK and US.  BIOGEST began in the wastewater treatment business about 30 years ago and made the natural expansion to biogas and anaerobic digestion of organics. Since then, they have completed over 170 biogas plant projects generating electricity and renewable natural gas.

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Greatario

September 24 2021

Greatario tanks

Greatario is Canada’s choice to design, build and service glass-fused-to-steel bolted tanks and covers for liquid storage and the biogas industry. With roots in agriculture starting in 1966 as Ontario Harvestore, supplying glass-fused-to-steel feed storage silos to dairy farms, Greatario made the move to the municipal and industrial markets in 1986. By serving many different markets, Greatario is able to leverage their extensive knowledge in water and wastewater storage, landfill leachate containment and anaerobic and aerobic digester construction. Greatario is the exclusive CST Aquastore© dealer in Canada, with offices in Innerip, ON, Ottawa, ON, Vancouver, BC, Saint John, NL and Québec.

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NOWON

July 27 2021

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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Veolia

June 29 2021

Veolia Facility, site Overview

Veolia is a global environmental services company that designs and operates complex systems around the world specializing in three main areas: water, waste, and energy.  Veolia was established 160 years ago as a water company and the company began operations in Canada in 1978 and has been operating for over four decades providing turnkey operations and maintenance services in the water, wastewater, waste, and energy sectors for municipal, industrial, and commercial sectors. The Canadian headquarters is located in Mississauga and currently employs nearly 1200 people across the country.

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Enbridge Gas

May 31 2021

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One question we get asked a lot is: “How can we get to net zero faster?” Many municipalities are looking for immediate ways to take climate action and meet emissions targets sooner. One of the most effective alternatives in transportation is renewable natural gas (RNG)— a fuel produced from organic waste— that is fully interchangeable with conventional natural gas and thus can be used in natural gas vehicles. It’s a tried and true way to mitigate climate change without sacrificing vehicle fleet performance.

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Bird Construction

March 29 2021

Arial view of biogas tanks

Bird Construction is a nation-wide general contracting company that has been providing construction services to new and established clients since 1920. Bird recently acquired Stuart Olson and now has over 5000 employees coast-to-coast and offices in 13 locations across Canada. Bird is active in all market sectors include industrial, power, buildings, oil and gas, mining, transportation, industrial maintenance, renewable energy and environmental.

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Bright Biomethane

February 25 2021

Bright Biomethane's machinery

Bright Biomethane North America (Bright Biomethane) offers proven membrane biogas upgrading systems to upgrade biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG). Suitable for any existing or new biogas plant and having multiple applications, such as gas grid injection, bio-CNG or virtual pipeline.

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AB Energy Canada

November 27 2020

AB Energy Canada

AB Energy Canada is an experienced, leading distributor of compact, modular, and versatile power systems for biogas facilities. AB Energy Canada is the Canadian arm of Gruppo AB, a global manufacturer of energy systems including cogeneration from biogas and natural gas and the conversion of biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG). Gruppo AB is headquartered in Italy with a multinational presence.

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Walker Environmental

October 28 2020

Walker Environmental, a division of Walker Industries, is a company that recovers resources and manages waste.

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Durham Region

September 29 2020

Durham Region, in the east-end of the Greater Toronto Area, is planning a new mixed waste pre-sort anaerobic digestion (AD) facility to convert organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG).  The facility will remove organics, non-combustible material and recyclables from garbage bags to further increase diversion from landfills.

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Enerproject

August 28 2020

Enerproject is a Swiss-based, family owned company that designs, engineers, and manufactures packages for gas compression. Enerproject has been in operation for over 25 years and has headquarters and a production facility in Mezzovico, a village located just a few kilometers north of the Swiss-Italian border. Enerproject serves 35 countries supported by a strategic network of branches and agents around the world including a partnership in Canada.

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Efacec and InfraBiz

July 28 2020

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Efacec is a Portuguese-based EPC contractor with a presence in 60 countries and over 2000 employees worldwide. The face of Efacec in Canada is InfraBiz who specializes in business development for international companies who want to explore the North American infrastructure and construction market.

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anessa

June 26 2020

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anessa is a software company with specialized analytical products developed specifically for the biogas sector. It is helping a wide range of stakeholders who are passionate about developing and sustaining biogas projects reimagine how to tackle common problems being experienced in the sector.

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REN Energy International Corp.

May 28 2020

Officially formed in 2018, REN Energy International Corp. (REN Energy) is a clean energy solutions provider that has developed an innovative wood waste to renewable natural gas (RNG) technology system.

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WELTEC BIOPOWER

April 29 2020

Since WELTEC BIOPOWER was formed in Vechta, Germany in 2001, the company has designed and built over 300 anaerobic digestion plants in 25 countries around the world.  WELTEC BIOPOWER provides full turnkey stainless-steel biogas plants, including CHP and biomethane upgrading plants for a variety of industries with plants integrated into abattoirs, creameries, vegetable packers, waste merchants and farms. In addition to designing and building, WELTEC BIOPOWER also owns and operates their own portfolio of RNG plants which further advances their technology and anaerobic digestion expertise of decades of valuable experience that they pass on to their customers.

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HRS Heat Exchangers

February 27 2020

HRS Heat Exchangers

HRS Heat Exchangers is a global company started nearly 40 years ago by CEO Steven Pither offering innovative and effective heat transfer products worldwide to a variety of sectors, including biogas.  Originally the business worked mainly in the HVAC market and over decades the business has expanded and through acquisitions has grown into a global brand working in many industries and applications.

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Greenholm Farms

November 28 2019

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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The Inlandsis Fund

September 27 2019

The Inlandsis Fund

The Inlandsis Fund is a North American leader in financing projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is the only Canadian fund with this exclusive focus, providing flexible capital solutions for new and expanding projects. The Inlandsis Fund originally worked only in regulated carbon markets, but has recently grown to finance biogas projects.

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Hitachi Zosen Inova

August 28 2019

Swiss clean tech firm Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) is a key player in the waste management sector providing energy from waste (EfW) technologies for over 85 years. It started as L. von Roll Bamag Aktiengesellschaft (Von Roll) in 1933 with a focus on thermal waste treatment.

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Harcolm Farms

June 27 2019

Harcolm Farms

Harcolm Farms in Beachville, Ontario is home to North America’s first small, factory built, farm scale anaerobic digester.  The 20 kW mini digester system is feed only on-farm material from the 72 cow dairy farm which includes dairy manure and small amounts of corn silage fed at an average daily rate of 10 cubic metres a day.  The system has a split connection comprised of two engines that fulfill a 10 kW MicroFIT and a 10 kW Net Meter contracts. The contracts offer an additional source of revenue for the farm with 25.8 cents per kWh under the MicroFIT and the Net Meter providing cost avoifidance of about 16 cents per kWh. Digestate is currently land applied, however a separator system is being commissioning to use the solids from the digestate to provide all the farms bedding needs.

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