CBA Updates

Register for the 2022 Value of Biogas East Conference

Register now for the 2022 Value of Biogas East in Toronto, ON April 12 and 13. The Value of Biogas East is Canada’s leading biogas and RNG event and the best way to connect with the industry network. The 2022 Value of Biogas East is anticipated to attract more than 200 attendees comprised of stakeholders across the biogas/RNG industry.  Visit our conference website to learn more. Interested in enhancing your company’s biogas/RNG expertise to municipal, industrial, and agricultural sectors in Canada? Act now to secure your sponsorship and exhibitor opportunity for the 2022 Value of Biogas East Conference. Exhibitor booths are going fast and only a few spots remain.

Nominations Now Open for 2022 Canadian Biogas Industry Awards

Nominations for the 2022 Canadian Biogas Industry Awards are open until January 31, 2022. The Canadian Biogas Association launched the Canadian Biogas Industry Awards to recognize accomplishments of organizations and individuals in the biogas/RNG sector. The Awards showcase successful Canadian biogas and RNG projects and individual efforts providing well deserved recognition while demonstrating that biogas/RNG technology and its benefits are proven and reliable in many applications across the country.

CBA Submission to Canada’s Net Zero Advisory Board

On December 22nd the CBA submitted a letter to Canada’s Net Zero Advisory Body regarding Canada’s 2030 emissions reduction plan. CBA shared that biogas and RNG can play a critical role in the decarbonization of Canada’s energy and transportation systems by 2050, as well as in making significant progress towards Canada’s shorter-term goal of reducing GHG emissions 40-45% below 2005 levels by 2030. By January 2022, CBA hopes to provide the Net Zero Advisory Body with comprehensive and fact-based modelling that shows the contribution of biogas and RNG to Canada’s GHG and methane reductions at 5-year intervals from 2025 to 2050.

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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News

Federal Mandate Letters Show Strong Signals for Biogas and RNG

The Federal Mandate Letters were released on December 16th with positive indications to support biogas and RNG as a climate solution.  The Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Mandate Letter directed tripling funding for clean tech on farms, including for renewable energy, precision agriculture and energy efficiency; and work with farmers and stakeholders to reduce methane and fertilizer emissions in the agricultural sector. The Minister of Environment and Climate Change Mandate Letter directs making progress on methane emission reductions by developing a plan to reduce emissions across the broader Canadian economy consistent with the Global Methane Pledge and require, through regulations, the reduction of oil and gas methane emissions in Canada by at least 75 per cent below 2012 levels by 2030.

Pre-publication of the Government of Canada’s Fuel Life Cycle Assessment Model

On December 20th, the pre-publication of the Fuel LCA Model for the Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Data Catalogue was announced. The Fuel LCA Model will allow users to calculate the life cycle carbon intensity of fuels and energy sources. Pre-publishing the Fuel LCA Model provides potential users the time needed to get familiar with the model prior to its official publication. It also provides information that can be used to inform potential investment decisions made in relation with the upcoming CFR.

$1.5M Wage Subsidy to Break Down Walls for Barriered Youth in Canada’s Bio-Economy

BioTalent Canada announced the relaunch of its successful Career Starter wage subsidy program. Career Starter provides bio-economy employers with funds to provide opportunities to barriered youth. The $1.5M project bridges the gap between talent and industry, introduces participants to the bio-economy as a viable career path, and enables employers to strengthen their workforce. Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy Program, Career Starter provides employers with 50% of a youth’s salary to a maximum of $20,000 in wage subsidies for a three to nine-month job placement.

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Events

Canadian Fertilizer Products Forum (CFPF)

January 12, 19, 26 and Feb 2, Online

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

January 24 - 28, Virtual

2022 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 14-16, Florida

International Biogas Congress & Expo

March 15-16, Brussels

RNG Forum 2022

April 5-7, Drummondville QC

2022 Value of Biogas East Conference

April 12-13, Toronto ON

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Insights

November 18

Canada can beat its new methane goals with biogas and RNG

While we continue to dissect the results of the UN’s 26th climate summit, there is one issue on which everyone agrees critical progress has been made: methane emissions.

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Featured Member

November 29

Unconventional Gas Solutions

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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