Are you planning on attending the 2018 Value of Biogas East in Gatineau, QC on March 22nd and 23rd? Register today to attend Canada’s biggest biogas and RNG conference! 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. A preliminary program is posted on the conference webpage. 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 West in Abbotsford, British Columbia on January 16th and 17th was another great success for Canada’s biogas sector. Overall highlights from the two-day event include 167 attendees – our biggest turnout yet, two sold out biogas plant tours, attendance from across Canada and the United States, 11 exhibitors filled the networking space. CBA received positive feedback on the program and speakers, and delegates appreciated the many networking opportunities provided throughout the conference.
On January 15th, the CBA submitted a response to the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s (MOECC) Proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework. The CBA supports the MOECC in developing a Food and Organic Waste Action Plan and Policy Statement to help build a circular economy in Ontario. The CBA recommends the MOECC continue to consult stakeholders and maintain the multi-stakeholder working group to provide and ongoing forum to discuss the issues, to monitor implementation, and to continue to refine actions and policies still in development. CBA’s submission to the Proposed Food and Organic Waste Framework is available to members.More Updates
On January 26th, the City of Saint-Hyacinthe, QC confirmed that its biomethanation plant has entered full service, along with the injection of the renewable natural gas (RNG) produced there into Énergir’s network. This step marks the culmination of an investment project totalling $80 million, $42.2 million of which comes from the Government of Québec and $11.4 million from the Government of Canada. The City of Saint-Hyacinthe rounded out the financing with a contribution of nearly $27 million. Read the full news release here.
On April 1st, governments across Canada will transition from the national ‘Growing Forward 2’ policy framework to the new ‘Canadian Agricultural Partnership’ — marking the launch of new funding programs for the agriculture and agri-food sector. The Canadian Agricultural Partnership framework represents a $3B investment over five years by federal, provincial and territorial governments to strengthen the sector. Agriculture and Agri-food Canada has released a snapshot of what programs will be made available under the sector. Applications to these programs open on April 1st.
On January 10th, the Honourable Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $120-million investment to expand the network of electric vehicle charging and alternative refuelling stations across the nation. The funding, which is part of Phase 2 of the Green Infrastructure Fund, will support the deployment of electric chargers; natural gas and hydrogen refuelling stations; the demonstration of new, innovative charging technologies; and the development of codes and standards. Proposals are now being accepted for deployment and demonstration projects.More News
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Iogen is a leading technology firm based in Ottawa specializing in cellulosic biofuel. Founded in 1975, they are the single most long standing second-generation biofuels company in the world. Iogen also has more than 300 issued and pending patents relating to transportation fuels from cellulosic derived materials, including an innovative use of refineries to incorporate biogas-derived renewable hydrogen as renewable content in conventional gasoline and diesel fuels.