We have all been affected in some way by the current COVID-19 pandemic and we wish you, your families and business all the best during these challenging times. We’d like to notify all biogas stakeholders that the CBA is operating business as usual virtually and we are here to support our members. At the current time, biogas facilities and related businesses fall under essential businesses and can continue operation. List of essential businesses for Ontario and Quebec are available for reference. We will keep members updated should this situation change.
On March 26th, the CBA hosted the IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Drivers for Successful & Sustainable Biogas Projects International Perspectives Symposium for over 200 participants. International speakers from Australia, Austria, Finland Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and Sweden shared their biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) experience. Participants learned about the history of, and lessons learned in, the biogas/RNG industry in specific countries and include for future perspectives. The CBA is preparing a summary report which will be shared via the IEA Bioenergy Task 37 webpage and posted on the CBA website. Stay tuned!
On March 12th, the CBA provided input to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) on the discussion paper on amendments to the Nutrient Management General Regulation specifically related to anaerobic digestion. The key messages include balancing opportunity and environmental protection with an integrated long-term plan for the sustainability of the biogas industry, building on current success in a stepped approach, and encouraging similar efforts by other ministries to reduce regulatory burden. The full submission is available to CBA members.