Momentum is growing nationally for biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) in Canada. Ontario is balancing a number of environmental policy priorities for which biogas and RNG can offer solutions to, and unveiled plans to build RNG capacity with the release of the Climate Change Action Plan in 2016. In June 2017, The Government of Quebec announced a regulation setting a target of 5% RNG by 2020 and intends to provide financial support for RNG projects to reach a target of 50 Mm3 increase in RNG by 2020 in comparison to 2016.
To capitalize on this momentum, the 2018 Value of Biogas East conference will be held in Gatineau on March 22nd and 23rd, 2018. The conference will profile policy developments and address the topics affecting biogas and RNG today including challenges, opportunities, innovations, developments, and case studies for agricultural, municipal, and industrial projects. Attendees of the 2018 Value of Biogas East will benefit from key learning experiences and valuable networking opportunities in the Canadian biogas sector.
The 2018 Value of Biogas East events will be held over two days covering key topics affecting the biogas/RNG industry across the country. March 22nd will include a half-day morning session focused on Moving to a Circular Economy and half-day afternoon session focused on Building Economics of Biogas and RNG. These sessions will be followed by the CBA Annual General Meeting, and evening Networking Dinner.
March 23rd will include a full day agenda with industry and government representatives contributing to timely panel and plenary discussions impacting biogas and RNG. The afternoon will feature concurrent sessions focusing on agricultural and municipal developments.
This conference is anticipated to attract more than 250 attendees comprised of biogas/RNG developers involved in agricultural and municipal sectors including landfill, waste management, and wastewater; product and service technology companies; government policy makers; utilities; investors; academics; and more! A preliminary program can be found here.
Value of Biogas East will be hosted in Gatineau, Quebec on March 22nd and 23rd at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Hyperlink to venue.
Register before February 1st, 2018 and save $100 for the Value of Biogas East Conference.
Feb 1st and
Mar 19th, 2018
Mar 19th, 2018
|Moving Towards a Circular Economy||Mar 22nd||Half-Day AM||No Charge||No Charge|
|Building Economics of Biogas and RNG||Mar 22nd||Half-Day PM|
|CBA Annual General Meeting||Mar 22nd||PM||No Charge||No Charge|
|Networking Dinner||Mar 22nd||PM||$75||$75|
|CBA-Member||Mar 23rd||Full Day||$300||$600|
|Non-Member||Mar 23rd||Full Day||$400||$600|
If you wish to attend only the half-day session ‘’Moving Towards a Circular Economy” the morning of March 22nd, please click here to fill out the registration form. By doing so, you will have access only to this session. You will not be able to attend the remainder of the day’s events or the events held on Friday, March 23rd.
If you are interested in registering for the full Value of Biogas East conference, March 22 -23, 2018 (March 22nd: Moving Towards a Circular Economy; Building Economics of Biogas and RNG; Annual General Meeting; Networking Dinner; and/or March 23rd VOB East), please click on the appropriate button below
Cancellation Policy – Prior to January 1st, 2018 cancellations and refunds will be accepted with a $25 administration fee, which is non-refundable. After January 1, 2018, delegates are welcome to name another attendee to attend in his/her place, no refunds will be processed.
The Value of Biogas conference will include an exhibitor showcase comprised of biogas/RNG product and service providers. Exhibiting will commence on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. and run until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, 2018.
All meals and breaks will be served in the main exhibit area to encourage maximum exposure to our vendors. A floor plan will be shared with exhibitors closer to the event dates.
Set-up will take place on Thursday, March 22 from 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Tear down is Friday, March 23 from 3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The CBA offers a complete booth package valued at $2,000.00 + HST (Members), $2,500.00 + HST (Non Members). The complete booth package includes:
If you are a CBA Member, please proceed to the 2018 Value of Biogas Conference member registration page.
The Value of Biogas East Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Gatineau, Quebec.
A block of rooms has been reserved for Value of Biogas delegates. To book, please contact the hotel reservation desk directly at 819-778-3880 and note your affiliation with the Value of Biogas East Conference.
For those flying into Ontario, Ottawa airport (YOW) is a 20 minute drive to the conference venue. The downtown Ottawa train station at 200 Tremblay Road is a 15 minute drive to the conference venue. Car rental service and taxis are available at the airport and train station.
The Canadian Biogas Association appreciates the generous support and sponsorship of the 2018 Value of Biogas events.
|Moving Towards a Circular Economy - 8:00 am – 12:00 pm|
|8:00 am – 8:30 am||Breakfast and Registration|
|8:30 am – 9:00 am||Introduction to the Proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework
Attendees will be provided with an introduction and update to the proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework and its implications for municipalities.
|9:00 am – 10:00 am||Considerations for Municipalities and Converting Organic Feedstock into RNG
Experts share perspectives on pretreatment, project development and RNG production considerations to inform municipal decision making in generating RNG from diverted organics.
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Break|
|10:30 am – 11:00 am||A Comprehensive Look at North American Organics Policies and Programs
|11:00 am – 12:00 pm||Lessons Learned and Case Studies from Other Jurisdictions
Municipalities across Canada are interested in developing RNG projects. Hear about their development processes and experiences as well as lessons learned from across North America.
|12:00 pm – 12:10 am||RNG INet Introduction
Learn about the Canadian RNG information sharing network founded to facilitate discussion and information exchange amongst RNG stakeholders to enhance awareness of RNG developments in Canada.
|12:10 pm – 12:30 pm||Lunch and Networking|
|Building Economics of Biogas and RNG - 1:30 – 4:00 pm|
|1:30 pm – 2:30 pm||Financing Biogas and RNG Projects and Understanding Tax Incentives
Find out how federal government tax incentives and lenders can support biogas and RNG development and the ins and outs of setting up the right business structure for your project.
|2:30 pm – 3:00 pm||Break|
|3:00 pm – 4:00 pm||The Role of Biogas and RNG in North American Carbon Markets
An introduction to North American carbon markets and the opportunities for biogas and RNG projects to market environmental credits.
|4:00 pm – 4:30 pm||Break or Registration|
|4:30 pm – 5:30 pm||Annual General Meeting
Canadian Biogas Association members in good standing will hear a summary of 2017 achievements, progress and financial review for the Association and updates on 2018 activities and priorities. Members will also acknowledge the voluntary contributions of the past year and elect new Board of Director members.
|5:30 pm – 6:00 pm||Break|
|6:00 pm – 7:00 pm||
Join us for the networking dinner where you can catch-up with familiar faces and make new connections. The three-course dinner also features a Keynote Address from Patrick Foody, Executive Vice President of Advanced Biofuels at Iogen, and the First Annual Canadian Biogas Industry Awards.
|8:00 – 8:30 am||Breakfast & Registration|
|8:30 – 9:00 am||Welcome Remarks
Momentum is growing nationally for biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG), but where have we come in developing biogas and RNG projects in Canada? Learn about trends and policy drivers in provinces where biogas and RNG activity is taking off and taking shape.
|9:00 am – 9:20 am||Keynote Speaker
|9:20 am – 10:00 am||Federal Spotlight: Biogas and RNG Support for Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard
Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) is the single biggest carbon-fighting policy in the Pan-Canadian Framework. As a modern, flexible, performance-based approach to incent the use of a broad range of lower carbon fuels, the CFS will be key in driving the increased use of biogas and RNG. Learn more about the CFS design framework and the important role for biogas and RNG to support Canada’s GHG reduction targets.
Moderator: Jennifer Green, Canadian Biogas Association<
Panelists: John Moffet, Environment and Climate Change Canada; Greg Rampley, Natural Resources Canada; Tom Rosser, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada,
|10:00 am – 10:30 am||Networking and Refreshments|
|10:30 am – 11:30 am||Provincial Roundtable: Enabling RNG Markets in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario
Developments across Canada are creating more opportunities than ever before for producers to sell RNG for grid-injection. A panel of industry experts will speak to the current state of RNG markets in British Columbia, Quebec and Ontario, including processes and timelines related to interconnection, procurement and contracting.
Moderator: Paul Cheliak, Canadian Gas Association
Panelists: Donald Beverly, Énergir; Tim Short, Enbridge Gas Distribution; Colton Aston, FortisBC
|11:30 am – 12:15pm||Opportunities for Biogas and RNG in Transportation, Buildings and Industry
As a renewable drop-in fuel that can use existing infrastructure, what are the options for near-term deployment of biogas and RNG? Discover how the versatile fuel can offer solutions to reduce GHG emissions and achieve ancillary benefits in multiple priority sectors.
Moderator: Brad DeMaeyer, Union Gas Limited
Panelists: Olivier Sylvestre, EBI Energie; Jean Roberge, Greenfield Global
|12:15 pm – 12:25pm||Perspectives on U.S. RNG & Global Methane Initiative
Hear a brief commentary about RNG in the U.S., and learn more about the Global Methane Initiative and the Global Methane Forum in Toronto (April 16-18, 2018)
Chris Voell, USEPA and Global Methane Initiative
|12:25 – 1:30 pm||Lunch and Networking|
Stream A – Agricultural Biogas and RNG Opportunities
Moderator: Matt Dickson, Hallbar Consulting
Improving Efficiency: Latest technological advances and operational adjustments
Optimizing operation of agricultural biogas projects is essential for a successful venture. Learn about the latest developments in feedstock pre-treatment and foam prevention with this expert panel.
Stream B - Municipal Session
Driving Innovation: Municipal Technology Showcase (1:30 – 2:30 pm)
Discover biogas and RNG technologies that are essential to maximizing municipal projects and overcoming challenges to generate low-carbon energy and meet sustainability targets. Leading technology providers discuss pre-treatment options, RNG production and CHP technologies and how it can be applied to municipal projects.
Moderator: Donald Beverly, Énergir
|2:20 – 3:15 pm||
Maximizing Agricultural Biogas Projects (2:20 – 3:15 pm)
Explore new opportunities and lessons learned for agricultural biogas and RNG projects. Successful and innovative case studies highlight projects that are taking full advantage of their biogas potential with compact solutions and RNG production.
Developing Successful Municipal Biogas and RNG Projects (2:30 – 3:15 pm)
Learn about trailblazing biogas and RNG projects in Eastern Canada. Case studies provide insights on the process of developing and executing municipal biogas and RNG projects, and economic and environmental benefits to the community.
Moderator: Paul Taylor, Bio-En Power Inc.
|3:15 – 3:45 pm||Networking and Refreshments|
|3:45 - 4:45 pm||Biogas and RNG Future Innovations – Taking us Further to Reach Our Targets
Interest in biogas and RNG has surged with increased need for new low-carbon supplies of fuel. A panel of experts discuss new and emerging innovative technologies as alternatives to further support biogas and RNG production in Canada and help meet future renewable content requirements.
|4:45 – 5:00 pm||Closing Remarks|