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2022 Value of Biogas – April - Program

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Day 0 – Monday May 9

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Biogas & RNG Tour
Come tour two unique facilities that are successfully deploying anaerobic digestion to generate electricity and power to gas technology. TICKETS SOLD SEPARATELY

  • Markham Technology & Operations Centre
  • Zooshare Biogas

Day 1 – Tuesday, May 10

7:00 am – 8:00 am: Breakfast and Registration

8:00 am – 8:10 am: Welcome to 2022 Value of Biogas May Conference
Welcome to Value of Biogas East – May 2022

8:10 am – 8:30 am: Growing Recognition for Biogas & RNG
Biogas & RNG are increasingly part of the Federal government’s pathways to achieving net-zero emissions in Canada. Hear from keynote speaker(s) on this critical link and how the biogas & RNG industry is a winning contributor to achieving our net-zero goals.

8:30 am – 9:00 am: From COP26 to Canada – (Mega)Tons of Work to get to 2030
Policy is key to match the pace of the accelerated focus on climate change, and yet it is so fragile in the face of reoccurring election cycles. In this fireside chat, we turn to the global stage at COP26 to learn what is needed to drive change and how policies in Canada and in Ontario are measuring up to meeting emissions reductions requirements from biogas & RNG. This thought-provoking dialogue will call out key markers for policy support, highlight connection to business and, the challenges of advancing industry development while surviving change in policy.

9:00 am - 9:30am: Hitting Canada’s Climate Targets with Biogas & RNG
Meeting net-zero is no longer optional. Nations everywhere are stepping forward with targets, goals, pledges, and ambition, many of which include biogas & RNG as key strategies for success. This panel will share their views on how biogas & RNG can meet the mark!

9:30 am - 10:00 am: Meet Our Exhibitors
The Canadian biogas & RNG industry is accelerating like no other with exponential growth in product offerings, technology, services, and expertise. Meet our exhibitors in this speed-dating introduction and carry your detailed questions to their booths.

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Networking and Refreshments

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Navigating Carbon Markets for Biogas & RNG Production
There is more opportunity than ever for monetizing the environmental benefits of biogas & RNG but understanding the process can be complex and overwhelming. Learn about the value of life cycle analysis (LCA) and how environmental attributes are calculated, marketed, and commercial considerations for ownership.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Meet Our Presenting Sponsors
Industry support is incredibly valued and necessary to advance the biogas & RNG sector. As leaders charting new opportunities for biogas & RNG growth, we look to hear how our presenting sponsors are contributing daily to awareness, policy discussions, and technology advancements.

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Meet Our Exhibitors
The Canadian biogas & RNG industry is accelerating like no other with exponential growth in product offerings, technology, services, and expertise. Meet our exhibitors in this speed-dating introduction and carry your detailed questions to their booths.

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm: Lunch and Networking

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Rules, Rules, Rules
Regulation can be a blessing or a curse. Hear insights on the regulatory landscape in Canada and important topics related to regulating biogas & RNG projects based on factors such as location and feedstock.

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Tools and Dashboards to Assess Opportunities and Improve Plant Performance
Complex systems call for sophisticated solutions to optimize operations and analyze opportunities for project development. Discover two tools that use project data to empower operations and development teams.

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Networking and Refreshments

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Case in Point: Realities of Biogas & RNG Plant Development and Operation
Showcasing Canadian projects and beyond, presenters share their real-world experience developing, operating, and maintaining biogas & RNG projects.

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Canadian Biogas Industry Awards
Showcasing the winners of the 2021 Canadian Biogas Industry Awards featuring the Project Champion and Project of the Year.

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Networking Reception
All attendees are invited to the 2022 Value of Biogas East Networking Reception. Connect with industry peers over appetizers and drinks from the cash bar.

Day 2 – Wednesday May 11

7:30 am – 8:30 am: Breakfast and Registration

8:30 am – 8:40 am: Welcome Remarks
Welcome to Value of Biogas East – May 2022

8:40 am – 9:00 am: Biogas & RNG – More than Methane
Canada confirmed its commitment by pledging to reduce methane emissions by 30% under the Global Methane Pledge. What is the significance of this commitment and how does the biogas & RNG industry punch above its weight in contributing to this target?

9:00 am – 9:30 am: Technology Innovation Showcase
As technology continues to evolve, presenters share their compelling biogas & RNG technologies and research. The catch? They have 5 slides – and only 1 minute per slide – to capture the audience.

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Best Practices in Digestate Management
Digestate is an important part of the anaerobic digestion process. Learn more about best practices in digestate management as compiled by industry and practical example of how digestate is being treated.

10:00 am – 10:30 am: Networking and Refreshments

10:30 am – 11:30 am: Best End Use for Biogas
From grid injection, transportation, on-site use, and electricity generation, we all know biogas is one of the most versatile clean fuels. With all the learnings from day one of the conference, join in a friendly discussion on best end-uses for biogas that demonstrates the multitude of benefits of biogas and what more can be done maximize biogas applications.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Industry Take on Reducing Costs and Increasing Affordability for Anaerobic Digestion in Canada
Finding comprehensive information on the cost of anaerobic digestion facilities in Canada can be very challenging. Learn about recent studies that focus on trends, opportunities, and barriers like access to infrastructure and how this can be overcome with alternatives such as virtual pipelines.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Insights into the Development of Collaborative Contracts for Municipal Infrastructure/Biogas Projects
Project developers and municipalities across Canada are pursuing alternative contracting models that increase collaboration, flexibility, and transparency for municipal environmental infrastructure. The panel discussion will review the key aspects of a collaborative contracting model including: procurement, early engagement of contractors in the design and scope, construction, commissioning and acceptance phases and operations and maintenance. This session will be an interactive discussion on the key areas for the development of the continuous collaborative approach as well as address the pros and cons for municipal and private organic waste/biogas projects.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Networking and Refreshments

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: How Did They Do It? Exponential Biogas Growth in Denmark
Biogas & RNG have grown exponentially in Denmark with RNG currently making up more than 25% of the natural gas grid. This session highlights how Denmark achieved this impressive growth and how Canada could follow this path to meet climate, renewable energy, and environmental goals.

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm: Closing Remarks

Presenting Sponsor

 
Presenting Sponsor Archaea logo
 
Presenting Sponsor Enbridge logo

 

Gold Sponsor

Gold Sponsor Anessa logo
Gold Sponsor Generate Capital

 

 

Silver Sponsor

 
Silver Sponsor EPCOR Biogas logo
 

 

 
Silver Sponsor ATCO logo
 

 

Bronze Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor
Bronze Sponsor Azura logo
Bronze Sponsor PlanET logo

 

Bronze Sponsor Scovan logo
Bronze Sponsor Terravest Renewable logo
Bronze Sponsor Xebec logo

 

Bronze Sponsor Walker logo
Bronze Sponsor Bird logo
Bronze Sponsor StormFisher logo

 

 
Bronze Sponsor Hitachi logo
 

 

 

Networking Reception Sponsor


Networking Reception Skyline Energy logo

Lanyard Sponsor


Lanyard Sponsor

Room Key Sponsor


Bronze Sponsor Southwind Corp logo

 

Media Partners

Media Sponsor APPrO logo
Media Sponsor Biogas World
Media Sponsor Biomass Magazine logo

 

Bundesverband Bioenergie e.V. (BBE) logo
Media Sponsor Biogas Channel logo
Media Sponsor Bioenergy News / Bioenergy Insight logo