With operations in 130 countries and nearly 8000 employees, GE brings together experienced professionals and advanced technologies to solve the world’s toughest challenges related to water availability and quality, increased productivity, cost reduction, and environmental regulations. GE added anaerobic digestion technology to its portfolio in 2014 through the acquisition of UK based digestion company, Monsal*. Now, GE’s Monsal advanced anaerobic technologies provide complete solutions to the biosolids and biowastes industries, including providing GE’s Jenbacher* engines which convert biogas to energy.
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The CBA is pleased to announced it has engaged GHD to assist in the delivery of the RNG Outreach and Market development project in Ontario. The RNG Working Group will be established in June, and will initially focus on policy options, and data collection and sharing related to RNG potential, sources, and locations.
Earlier in May, the Canadian Biogas Association appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources contributing to their study on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy. Staff and directors took the opportunity to educate Senators about biogas and renewable natural gas and its potential.
The CBA is one of the hosts of a national RNG workshop in Toronto May 25. Government officials and utilities from across the country are invited to discuss the role of RNG in bringing down national GHG emissions. Discussions will focus on policy options, and the establishment of a RNG Network.
Bill 172, the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act, was passed in Ontario on May 18th. This legislation lays a foundation for the province to join the biggest carbon market in North America and ensures that the province is accountable for responsibly and transparently investing proceeds from the cap and trade program into actions that reduce greenhouse gas pollution, create jobs and help people and businesses shift to a low-carbon economy. More details in the news release.
The IESO has completed Stage 1 and 2 of the FIT review process for 1,702 FIT applications from across the province, totaling about 496 megawatts (MW). The applications were received during the application window open from October 5, 2015, to October 23, 2015. A total of 1,196 applications (18 biogas) – representing about 335 MW (4.13MW biogas) – passed the completeness and eligibility stages and will move on to the connection testing in the order they were ranked based on awarded priority points, and revised time stamp. Read more.
The Alberta government is allocating $3.4B to large-scale renewable energy projects, transformative innovation, and bioenergy initiatives over the next 5 years. The funds come from a carbon levy, raised through the new Carbon Leadership Plan. Starting January 1, 2017, the carbon levy will be applied to fuels at a rate of $20/tonne. One year later, the levy will increase to $30/tonne.
Zooshare, its members, The Toronto Zoo, Bullfrog Power, and TREC Education gathered in April to celebrate the groundbreaking of the ZooShare biogas plant. Speakers included the Minister of Energy, Bob Chiarelli, the Chair of the Toronto Zoo board, Councilor Raymond Cho, and the CEO of Bullfrog Power, Ron Seftel. Media at the event included Global News, CityNews, The National Post, The Scarborough Mirror and more!
The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC celebrated the opening of its green energy facility in Freetown, Massachusetts, on April 15, just in time for Earth Day. The innovative facility will convert inedible food from its Stop & Shop New England stores into energy that will help power the company’s distribution center in Freetown
According to a report released recently by Navigant Research, the global biogas industry has an astounding nearby future, at least for the next ten years. In fact, the report announces the annual global biogas production to exceed 2 trillion cubic feet by 2024. Also, the same report states that investments in biogas production facilities will generate as much as USD 25.8 billion in cumulative revenue from 2015 to 2024. However, the global biogas industry has some flaws that need to be addressed in order to fulfill its potential.More News