Updates

New Webinar Series Announced - Building Better Biogas

The CBA will launch a new webinar series, Building Better Biogas, this September focused on the critical components of developing a biogas project. The series will include three sessions from September to November and will feature the latest policy developments, financing overviews, offtake agreements, and practical considerations that biogas/RNG developers need to know. Participants will learn about latest sector developments, hear from experienced industry speakers, and have the opportunity to chat with presenters and other webinar participants in real time. Special CBA member rates will be offered, and space is limited - register today!

CBA Embarks on Major Survey of AD Facilities in Canada

The Canadian Biogas Association has been engaged by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) to gather key sector data on anaerobic digesters (AD) in Canada with the primary purpose to accurately characterize the sector in future inventories. We will be contacting select AD facilities for information on the biogas operation. The purpose of the questions are to establish a valid, credible biogas baseline for this sector, identify current challenges and assess whether there are opportunities for growth. Gathering data that is reflective of actual experiences in the biogas field will be essential for the further development of the sector. We thank you in advance for your participation in this survey. Contact Sarah Stadnyk (sstadnyk@biogasassociation.ca) directly if you’d like to participate.

Clean Fuel Standard Update

Only July 10th, the CBA submitted comments on the development of the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) regarding the design elements for Canada Gazette I following participation in six Clean Fuel Standard Technical Working group meetings in June regarding design elements for the CFS liquid class regulation including targets, timelines, and credit generation.  The CBA and the CFS committee comprised of biogas stakeholders are prepared the submission to respond to the design elements that affect the participation of biogas and RNG projects in credit generation. CBA CFS Design Elements Comments are available to CBA members.

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News

Quebec Government Announces $70 million to Support the Production and Distribution of Renewable Natural Gas

On July 7th, The Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Jonatan Julien, announced that the government is providing $70 million in financial assistance over three years to support the production of renewable natural gas (RNG). Of this amount, $45 million will be used to develop eight RNG production projects that Énergir can then distribute through its gas network. A growing proportion of Énergir’s customers want to green their energy consumption, and RNG consumption contributes directly to this goal. These eight projects will add value to organic materials from the agricultural, industrial and engineered landfill sectors in several regions of Quebec.

Quebec Government to Invest $ 1.2 billion into Organics Collection and Recovery by 2030

On Friday July 3rd, the Quebec Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change, Benoit Charette, unveiled a plan to inject $1.2 billion into improving the collection and recovery of organic matter in the province. The total investment, to be managed in collaboration with RECYC-QUEBEC, including $ 450.1 million available as of 2020 (through 2021), will be invested over the next decade, into both municipal and private sectors. According to the announcement, the plan is to offer organic matter collection to all Quebec citizens and manage organic matter for 100% of industries, businesses and institutions, by 2025. By 2030, the plan is to recycle or recover 70% of the organic matter targeted and reduce 270 000 tonnes equivalent CO2 per year of greenhouse gas emissions.

Lethbridge Biogas Undergoing a $7 Million Expansion

Lethbridge County and Lethbridge Biogas are celebrating the announcement of a $7 million expansion of the company’s existing site that will provide new opportunities for the region. The expansion will introduce Lethbridge Biogas into the natural gas market, by allowing for the plant’s biogas to be purified into pipeline-grade biomethane, (RNG), which will be injected into ATCO’s natural gas grid. This carbon-neutral biomethane will also be supplied to FortisBC under a long-term supply agreement by mid-2021. Once the expansion is complete, Lethbridge Biogas will have the first full-scale, commercial renewable natural gas application in Alberta.

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Events

Building Biogas Better: Webinar One – Canadian Policy Landscape

September 23, GoToMeeting

RNG WORKS 2020

September 30 – October 1, Nashville TN

Building Biogas Better: Webinar Two – Financing Your Biogas Project

October 21, GoToMeeting

Building Biogas Better: Webinar Three – Offtake Options and Project Considerations

November 18, GoToMeeting

RNG Forum

November 24-26, Drummondville, QC

RNG 2020

December 8-11, Dana Point, CA

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Press Releases

June 10

Clean Energy Organizations Call for Implementing Proposed Changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard

September 05

Canadian Associations Call for a National ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’ to Leverage Innovation and Sustainable Resources to Secure Investment in the Production and Use of Clean Fuels

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July 28

Efacec and InfraBiz

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