The CBA has published Biogas and Renewable Natural Gas in Ontario: 2019 Market Overview and Outlook to understand the development of biogas and RNG production facilities in Ontario reflecting on the past, present and future activity in the space. The report builds upon a series of seminars and think tanks as part of the Empowering Municipal RNG Market Participation Initiative supported by the IESO. Visit the initiative website for supportive reference sheets, infographics, and newly released project profiles on the City of Surrey, City of Toronto, and City of Stratford.
The CBA has drafted an industry-led Canadian Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Guideline as a best practices document developed to assist stakeholders in deployment of AD facilities that process food and organic waste materials, including agricultural feedstocks. Stakeholders include developers, regulators, organizations or members of the public with specific or general interest in AD facilities. In June the CBA provided members a pre-viewing of the document prior to sharing for public input.
The CBA is committed to joining a newly formed Fertilizer and Supplements Advisory Committee (FSAC) that works with interested stakeholders in the regulation of fertilizers and fertilizer supplements. In Canada, some larger-scale anaerobic digestion facilities have Fertilizer labels to create a beneficial fertilizer product from digestate. Having an informed exchange with CFIA and other stakeholders on this topic is critical to the growth and development of the biogas sector. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jennifer Green for details.More Updates
The Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) is pleased to announce the release of a new report titled: Natural Gas Use in the Medium and Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector. Following extensive consultations with the natural gas vehicle (NGV) industry and fleet users, this updated report builds on the observations and recommendations of a 2010 report: Natural Gas Use in the Transportation Sector. This revised report incorporates updated information on natural gas supply including: an extensive section on renewable natural gas (RNG); information on technical developments as well as codes and standards developments; and examples of significant fleet successes to date.
One Innisfail-area teen has turned horse manure into horsepower, thanks to an innovative 4-H Science Fair project of his own design.“ I wanted to see if the average daily manure produced by one horse would be enough to power electric horse fencing using a biodigester,” said 13-year-old Liam Christian. “I found out that, yes, actually, a biodigester only requires 50 per cent of the manure a horse produces to power that fence.” Read the full article on Alberta Farmer.
On June 20, 2019 after nearly one full year in office, Premier Doug Ford announced changes to his cabinet to build on the priorities for the people of Ontario for the year ahead. These changes will ensure that the Government of Ontario will effectively continue with its agenda of creating good jobs, supporting small businesses, putting more money in people’s pockets and restoring trust and accountability in government, while also protecting what matters most through sound investments in health care and education. Following the shuffle, The Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks is now Jeff Yurek.More News
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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.Continue reading…