Value Of Biogas East


Day 1 – Monday, April 15

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Biogas & RNG Tour
The 2024 Value of Biogas East Conference provides you with the opportunity to tour the City of Toronto's Ashbridges Bay WWTP. Note the registration is separate for this event and space is limited. Find out more and register here.

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm: CBA Member Happy Hour
Join us for an exclusive Canadian Biogas Association Member Happy Hour. This event is an excellent opportunity to meet your fellow CBA members in-person and engage with the Association over appetizers and drinks. Note this event is open to CBA members only.

Day 2 – Tuesday, April 16

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

8:30 am – 8:40 am: Welcome to the 2024 Value of Biogas East Conference

8:40 am – 9:00 am: Keynote Speaker – Canadian Energy and Climate Policy: Conditions for Success on the Road Ahead

  • Professor Monica Gattinger, Founding Chair, Positive Energy; University of Ottawa

9:00 am – 9:45 am: Biogas and the Bioeconomy – Broader Context, Connecting the Dots, Where We Fit
Biogas & RNG overlap in so many areas of the broader biofuels, biomass, bioeconomy conversations. This panel gives some perspective on how biogas & RNG fit into this realm, how we are characterized, and what opportunities exist.

  • Bob Larocque, Canadian Fuels Association
  • Meaghan Seagrave, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
  • Andrew Friedenthal, CHAR Technologies

9:45 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 quick introduction and carry your detailed questions to their booths.

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

10:30 am – 11:00 am The Case for a National Low Carbon Energy Registry
A National Low Carbon Energy Program & Registry can address the requirements to transparently track and report on deliveries of RNG, ultimately increase trust among regulators, policymakers, and customers of biomethane as a source of GHG reductions. The panel will explore considerations for developing a registry in parallel with the growing industry.

  • Richard Laszlo, Laszlo Energy Services
  • Al Kleinschmidt, Pacific Northwest Gas
  • Andrew Roorda, Macquarie Group Ltd.
  • Mark Teklinski, M-RETS, Inc.

11:00 am – 11:45 am Policy Play – Urgent Signals to Spur Biogas & RNG Growth in Canada
What policy signals are essential to scaling adoption for the Canadian biogas & RNG industry? Learn about opportunities through offset systems, Clean Fuels Regulation, and how to leverage policies for specific projects.

  • Agnes Rouchon, Evironment and Climate Change Canada: Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System
  • Koorosh Behrang, ClearBlue Markets: Fueling a Green Future: Unlocking the Potential of RNG Projects in Canada Through CFR Credits and Incentives
  • Nick Betts, CANZA: The Role of Policy in Growing the Agricultural Biogas Opportunity

11:45 am – 12:15 pm: Meet Our Presenting Sponsor
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, CEM Engineering and Enbridge Inc., are contributing daily to awareness, policy discussions, and technology advancements.

12:15 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 quick introduction and carry your detailed questions to their booths.

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: Lunch and Networking
Sponsored by NETZSCH

1:45 pm – 2:30 pm Taking a Page from Other Renewable Sectors Learn from sustainable aviation fuel, hydrogen, renewable energy certificates, and emerging technologies when it comes to navigating what has been successful for other renewable sectors in raising awareness, navigating policy and forging partnerships.

  • Maike Althaus, Hydrogen Ontario
  • Geoff Tauvette, Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels
  • Shannon Watt, Canadian Propane Association

2:30 pm – 3:15 pm: Project Development – Choose Your Own Adventure
The audience is invited to participate in this interactive format to vote on different decision points in the project development pathway. Expert panelists will speak to each step in the development path and considerations to make the project feasible.

  • Brad Huxter, Trillium Energy
  • Pascal Robichaud, CEM Engineering
  • Alex Sadvari, Gowling WLG

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm: Networking and Refreshments

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Biogas & RNG Project Success Stories
Showcasing Canadian projects and beyond, presenters share their real-world experience developing, operating, and maintaining biogas & RNG projects.

  • Julie Flynn, Waga: Analyzing One Year of Landfill Gas Composition: A Case Study of Ten WAGABOX® Upgrading Units
  • Amanda Fritz, BIOFerm: Stillage to RNG: Sustainable Growth & Revenue Diversification. Processes stillage from Jack Daniel’s Distillery in Tennessee
  • Valentin Girerd, Methalac: Methavareze: a partnership between a biogas plant and a biowaste treatment center
  • Dave Swerdiyk, Veolia: Biological Hydrolysis to Enhance Biogas Production at Co-Location Digestion facility

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Canadian Biogas Industry Awards Showcasing the winners of the 2024 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 2024 Value of Biogas East Networking Reception sponsored by Skyline Energy. Connect with industry peers over appetizers and drinks.

Day 3 – Wednesday, April 17

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

8:30 am – 8:40 am: Welcome Remarks

8:40 am – 9:00 am: Real-time Reaction to Budget 2024
The CBA has been actively advocating the federal government for measures to support biogas in the budget. A day after its release, explore the implications of Canada’s 2024 Budget and its impact on the biogas industry.

9:00 am – 9:10 am: Remarks from Ontario's Ministry of Energy

  • • Rudy Cuzzetto, MPP, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy

9:10 am – 10:00 am: Carbon Markets Roundtable This dynamic panel will discuss the latest development to watch out for as regulatory and voluntary carbon markets evolve in Canada, North America and globally.

  • Brad Pleima, EcoEngineers
  • Jessica Cassidy, GHD
  • Luc Lendrum, NEL-i

10:00 am – 10:45 am: Networking and Refreshments

10:45 am – 11:45 am: Focus on Digestate in Canada
Digestate is a valuable output from anaerobic digesters that plays a crucial role in returning nutrients to the soil. Learn about recent analysis on Canadian digestate and how policy tools can support the circular economy.

  • Cecily Flemming; MECP, Anna Crolla; OMAFRA: Characteristics of Digestate from Various Ontario Anaerobic Digester Systems
  • Dave Ellis; Azura Associates: Regulatory Risk and Solutions for Digestate Management
  • Céline Vaneeckhaute; Université Laval: Policy tools to support market pull for recycled nutrients

11:45 am – 12:45 pm Decarbonizing Provincial Grids The journey to decarbonize provincial grids is growing in interest and one that everyone has a role to play in from governments to industry. This panel will give perspectives on what is driving programs and future procurement, how biogas & RNG interface in both the electricity and gas systems across Ontario and Quebec, and what end users are experiencing from a sustainability lens.

  • Barbara Ellard, Independent Electricity System Operator
  • Graham Guest, Walker
  • Énergir

12:45 pm – 1:00 pm: Closing Remarks

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm: Lunch and Networking
Sponsored by NETZSCH

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