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Enbridge Gas and the Ontario Waste Management Association Announce RNG Project to Decarbonize Waste Collection Trucks

Enbridge Gas Inc., in agreement with the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA), is thrilled to announce a pilot project to use low-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) in waste collection vehicles across Ontario. RNG is a carbon-neutral fuel source that presents a tremendous opportunity to help Ontario reach its greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. Currently, more than 40 percent of Ontario’s waste sector expenditures are related to transportation costs, which are expected to increase. While the sector has made significant contributions to sustainability by supporting waste diversion efforts there is room to build on that success and continue investing in a green future. With a fleet of 3,650 waste collection and haulage vehicles in Ontario that consume about 130 million litres of diesel per year, there is a significant opportunity to reduce emissions by transitioning the industry to low-carbon renewable fuels.


New Report: Best Practices for Reducing Costs of Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste and Increasing the Valorization of Biogas and Digestate

The main target of the new report, Best Practices for Reducing Costs of Anaerobic Digestion of Organic Waste and Increasing the Valorization of Biogas and Digestate, prepared by BiogasWorld for Environment and Climate Change Canada was to research the best practices for reducing costs of anaerobic digestion (AD) of organic waste and increasing the valorization of biogas and digestate. The research concentrated on the three most common types of AD systems, namely on-farm digesters, stand-alone digesters that process municipal organic waste and co-digestion systems for municipal organic waste treatment at WWTPs. An English version of the report is available by request. Anyone interested can contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and they will be sent a copy of the report.


New Report: Advancing Opportunities to Develop the Agricultural Bioeconomy in Canada

A new report prepared by Stonecrest Engineering for Agricultural and Agri-food Canada explores the potential for small to medium-scale farms to produce energy from biogas. This project seeks to explore and understand the barriers to using anaerobic digestion to reduce greenhouse gas – in particular methane - emissions from livestock production. This will include a specific look at the potential for small to medium scale farms that are not located near a natural gas pipeline to convert manure and other agricultural waste, and off-farm material, into renewable energy to meet on-farm or local energy needs. The report is available by request.