CBA Updates

Call for Abstracts Now Open – 2022 Value of Biogas West Conferences

Interested presenters for 2022 Value of Biogas West Conference (November 1 and 2 in Vancouver, BC) are invited to submit presentation abstracts. 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.

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2022/2023 Value of Biogas West

Sponsoring the 2022/2023 Value of Biogas Conferences positions your company as a leader in the biogas & RNG field, providing you with exposure to clients in Canada’s biogas sector. We anticipate 250 - 350 attendees at each Value of Biogas West and East conference. Our exhibitor spaces and breaks are strategically designed to maximize exposure to exhibiting sponsors and provide excellent networking opportunities. Check out the 2022/2023 Value of Biogas Sponsorship Opportunities to learn about the different sponsorship levels and benefits for your company.

Federal Offset Protocol – Landfill Methane Recovery and Destruction

The Government of Canada has published the protocol for Landfill Methane Recovery and Destruction under the Federal GHG Offset Credit System.  Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) has officially launched Canada’s GHG Offset Credit System and is now accepting applications for project registration under the landfill protocol.  The draft protocol originally did not include landfill gas (LFG) upgrading and injection into natural gas transmission and distribution pipelines as eligible for credit creation.  On behalf of our members, the CBA recommended in February that ECCC allow this activity to maximize emissions reductions and support the production of RNG. The CBA is pleased to see the final regulation include direct injection of upgraded LFG into a natural has network was an eligible pathway. There is potential for more opportunities for biogas & RNG under the Federal GHG Offset Credit System as protocols for livestock manure management and anaerobic digestion are under consideration.

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News

Expression of Interest – Natural Gas Cleantech Competition

NGIF Industry Grant’s Natural Gas Cleantech Competition is a $4.5 million (CAD) call to accelerate clean technology solutions across the natural gas value chain. NGIF is accepting grant funding applications for innovations that have the potential to generate significant environmental and economic performance benefits.  A strategic focus area is natural gas GHG reductions which includes emerging technologies on hydrogen production, distribution and end-use; renewable natural gas (RNG); methane mitigation; and carbon capture storage and utilization to decarbonize the natural gas production, transmission, and distribution network. NGIF is offering up to $500,000 (CAD) per project, representing as much as 33% of a project’s eligible expenses. The deadline for submitting the Expression of Interest (EOI) is July 08, 2022, at 3:00 pm EST.

FortisBC Teams with Regional District of Fraser-Fort George to Produce Carbon Neutral Natural Gas

FortisBC Energy Inc. will produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from its first project in Northern BC, teaming up with the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George to produce RNG from landfill gas generated at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill, located in Prince George. FortisBC expects to produce approximately 90,000 gigajoules of RNG a year from this project over its 20-year contract, starting 2024. This is enough energy to meet the annual natural gas needs of approximately 1,000 homes in BC.

Clean Fuels Awareness Call for Proposals

To increase clean fuels awareness, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) has launched a call for proposals for clean fuels awareness projects. The objective is to increase awareness of, knowledge of, and confidence in the production, distribution, and usage of clean fuels and clean fuels technologies used across the economy. This call for proposals will be open until September 13, 2022.

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Events

International Biogas Congress & Expo

July 5-6, Brussels BE

RNGinet

September 7, Online

RNG WORKS Technical Workshop

September 20-22, Nashville TN

2022 Value of Biogas West

November 1-2, Vancouver BC

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Insights

May 24

Everything you need to know about Carbon Offset Systems for Biogas & RNG

The recent report, Hitting Canada’s Climate Targets with Biogas & RNG, identified the optimal policy mix for leveraging biogas & RNG to meet Canada’s climate goals is a renewable gas mandate combined with a carbon offsets system that allows credits to be generated for the destruction of methane in landfills and agriculture.

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Featured Member

June 28

Featured Member Article – Agrihub Inc.

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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