CCI BioEnergy has been in the biogas business since 1992 and was founded as a project developer that could design, build, own, sell, and operate, in any combination, processing solutions that recover the resources inherent in the organic portion of municipal solid waste. President Kevin Matthews was elected to the Biogas Association Board of Directors in March, and was elected as Vice-Chair by the Board in April.
CCI has been operating the City of Toronto’s Dufferin organic waste processing facility since 2002. The facility recently doubled its digestion capacity to 50,000 tonnes per year, through an expansion that was completed in September 2012. In 2013, CCI’s second Toronto plant, on Disco Road, will begin operations, and will process 75,000 tonnes per year.
The Biogas Association has contacted a number of consultants to submit proposals to complete a comprehensive study that will outline the economic, environmental, and social impacts of biogas. The study will be completed this Fall, and will be used to gain support for biogas development.
The Biogas Association will publish a new guide to help farmers expand their applications of biogas, thanks to contributions from the Agricultural Adaptation Council of Canada. The Farm to Fuel Developers’ Guide to Biogasas a Vehicle Fuel will be published this summer. The Vehicle Fuel guide will outline the economics and technology considerations for both small and large farm and agriculture industry vehicles. It will assist farmers in understanding the opportunity for their farm operations, and the path forward. The Biogas Association also thanks Dairy Farmers of Ontario for contributing funds to the project.
The Canadian Agricultural Human Resources Council (CAHRC) has developed new voluntary standards that inform producers of the knowledge and skills required to implement and operate on-farm biogas or biodiesel systems. These documents can be used to evaluate if a producer is ready to take on these new systems; determine if they need to hire new staff, vendors and consultants; or improve process and training for producers who have already implemented the systems.
The Ontario Power Authority is undergoing a review of the pricing structure of the FIT and microFIT programs for 2013. A Stakeholder Feedback Questionnaire was circulated to members for their input on the pricing structure for biogas, and the Biogas Association is consolidating comments for submission to the OPA, both in writing and in person. The Contract Price for contracts offered from the December/January Small FIT Application Period will be set based on the April 5, 2012 Price Schedule.
This report outlines the industry-wide production possibilities and market values that can be achieved by disposing of cow manure and organic substrates such as food waste in anaerobic digester systems. [MSOffice2] There is also a short overview.
The City of Toronto has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Professional Consulting Services to Prepare a Landfill Gas and Biogas Utilization Strategy and FIT Program Applications for the Green Lane Landfill, the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility and the Disco Road Organics Processing Facility. The Deadline for submissions for this RFP is: May 02, 2013 at 12 noon (local time).More News
April 11, 2013, 11 am - 12 pm ET
The US national market for digester products is $2.9 billion. The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy commissioned a new report that outlines the industry-wide production possibilities and market values that can be achieved by disposing of cow manure and organic substrates such as food waste in anaerobic digester systems. Find out more by attending this FREE webinar.
April 23-25, 2013. The three-day event focuses on dry fermentation, substrate treatment, and digestate treatment.
The Algae Biomass Organization is developing the agenda for 2013 Algae Biomass Summit, to be held at the Hilton Orlando in Orlando, Florida, September 30th to October 3rd.