Once again, the CBA will be hosting two exciting and informative annual conferences in 2018, one in Abbotsford, British Columbia on January 16-17th, and another in Ottawa/Gatineau, Ontario in March. Value of Biogas WEST and EAST are Canada’s Premier Biogas and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Conferences, and the best way to connect with the industry network. A call for abstracts is out and we encourage you to send your submission by September 15 to augment the topics in our programs. Interested in enhancing your company’s biogas expertise to municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors in Canada? Consider any of the sponsorship opportunities available for either or both Value of Biogas conferences.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) is developing a Food and Organic Waste framework to reduce the volume of food and organic wastes ending up in the disposal stream and collected feedback on a discussion paper addressing food and organic waste in Ontario. Following consultation with members, the CBA submitted a response on July 30th that supports the MOECC in developing a Food and Organic Waste Framework to stimulate anaerobic digestion processing and end markets that recover the value for food and organic wastes. The CBA highlights that to unlock the value of biogas in Ontario, it is imperative that a strong commitment of stable, secure revenue for the long-term be established to ensure the economic viability of new and expanded AD systems. To achieve success, more AD facilities will need to be built in Ontario. To support this growth, policies and programs are needed that ensure revenues on the order of $21/GJ for RNG project developers. CBA’s submission to the Addressing Food and Organic Waste in Ontario Discussion Paper is available to members.