Updates

Saint-Hyacinthe RNG Facility Tour

The Canadian Biogas Association hosted a sold-out tour of the Saint-Hyacinthe RNG Facility in Saint-Hyacinthe QC on May 7th to complement the APCAS 15th Biogas and Bioenergy Conference on May 8th. Attendees valued the opportunity to see an operation municipal RNG facility and learn first hand about the different aspects of construction. To learn more about the construction of the facility, view the stop motion construction video that shows every step of the process.

Board of Directors Strategic Meeting

On May 4th the new CBA Board of Directors met in Mississauga, ON to discuss several key priorities for the CBA.  Directors and CBA staff had productive discussions about advocacy priorities for 2018/2019 and the national scope for the CBA. As part of the facilitated discussion, committees were formed to focus on CBA activities across Canada to help support the growth of the biogas and RNG industry Outcomes of the meeting include the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan and 2018-2019 Business Plan. The documents are available online for CBA members.

RNG inet June Meeting

The next meeting of the Canadian Renewable Natural Gas Information Sharing Network (RNG inet) is on June 5th via teleconference.  The Canadian Biogas Association is collaborating with the Canadian Gas Association on RNG inet to establish and information sharing network for all interested RNG stakeholders to help build a viable RNG marketplace in Canada. If you are interested in joining the network, please contact Jennifer Green at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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News

New Global Report Helps Cities Manage Their Food Waste

The report Global Food Waste Management: An Implementation Guide for Cities has been written by the World Biogas Association (WBA) in collaboration with the C40 Cities Food, Waste and Waste Programme. The report puts particular emphasis on the importance of separately collecting and treating inedible food waste, which if implemented on a global level would have the same impact in terms of CO2 emissions reduction as taking all cars in the EU off the road. The report also highlights the role of biogas technologies, which through anaerobic digestion (AD) recycle inedible food waste into renewable heat and power, clean transport fuel, and nutrient-rich biofertiliser.

ECCC Release of Carbon Pricing Compliance Options Under the Federal OBPS

On May 28th, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released for comment a paper outlining the proposed compliance options for facilities covered by the federal output-based pricing system (OBPS). The paper, Carbon Pricing: Compliance Options Under the Federal OBPS, includes proposed use and eligibility of offset and surplus credits under the federal OBPS as well as rules for emissions trading. This paper will be the basis for stakeholder and public engagement until July 6th, 2018. ECCC invites you to review the paper and provide written comments to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by July 6th, 2018.  A webinar to present key elements of the paper is planned for June 11th, 2018 at 1pm EDT.

Toronto May Take from Curb to Fuel Tank

An article in Solid Waste and Recycling Magazine by Kris Hornburg, the Program Manager for the City of Toronto’s Solid Waste Management Services Division describes how the City of Toronto is developing renewable natural gas (RNG) infrastructure that has the potential to represent a fully closed-carbon loop that could fuel its fleet from modified biogas processed at its anaerobic digestion facilities. That means the same collection trucks that pick-up Toronto’s organic waste could ultimately be fueled by that waste. The City is currently in the process of expanding its Dufferin Organics Processing Facility to increase its organics processing capacity and build a biogas cleanup facility in order to produce RNG. Solid Waste Management Services is also exploring the potential to produce RNG at three additional sites: the Disco Road Organics Processing Facility, the Keele Valley Landfill and the Green Lane Landfill.

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Events

ONEIA 2018 Election Event - Party with the Parties

June 7, Toronto ON

UK AD and World Biogas Expo 2018

UK AD and World Biogas Expo 2018

July 11-12, Birmingham UK

RNG WORKS: Technical Workshop and Trade Expo

September 11-12, Denver CO

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Press Releases

August 25

CBA Calls for Policies to Create Sustainable Biogas and RNG Business Models Across Canada

August 25

CBA Calls for Policies to Develop RNG Markets in Ontario

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Featured Member

May 30

Bartels Environmental Services Inc.

Founded in 2001, Bartels Environmental Services Inc. is a family-owned and operated enterprise and a recognized industry leader in digestate management.  Serving biogas facilities across Ontario, Bartels Environmental provides liquid and dewatered digestate management from start to finish.  They source, transport, and land apply NASM, ASM, and CFIA material for beneficial reuse on agricultural land, limiting the need for commercial, synthetic fertilizers.

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