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Value of Biogas Conference & Forum

This year’s Value of Biogas events expanded to a two-day event, and attracted over 180 delegates – our largest event yet! On March 22, biogas operators exchanged valuable experiences related to feedstock, foaming and other issues, both onstage, and in small groups with defined topics and questions.

Thank you to all who attended, and to our sponsors who made the event possible.

Visit the event page for more information.

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Ontario Advocacy

The CBA is working with industry and government to develop improved organic waste management policy, and supportive policy initiatives for RNG. CBA has requested RNG targets be included in the upcoming Climate Action Plan and establishment of a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for RNG. 

RNG Outreach and Market Development

The Ontario IESO has awarded the CBA a grant to involve municipalities in development of RNG. The grant enables the CBA to coordinate a RNG Working Group, develop RNG tools and information for municipalities, conduct workshops and a webinar, and execute a media strategy. Stay tuned for details as the project unfolds

New Board of Directors

Following the election of new members at the AGM on March 22, we are pleased to welcome back some existing members, and welcome some new faces – this time from Quebec, BC and New Brunswick, and from a range of sectors, including utilities, a regional municipality, and technology providers. For a full list, and their bios, please visit our Board of Directors page.

 

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Future Renewable Energy Procurements

The Ontario Minister of Energy issued a directive to the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) related to future renewable energy procurements in Ontario, specifically the Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) II, FIT5, and microFIT.  The directive includes procurement information on LRP II including the allocation of 30MW of bioenergy, timelines and capacity targets for FIT5 and microFIT. Click here for more details related to the Ministerial Directive.

Further to this, the IESO has set out a draft Stakeholder and Community Engagement Plan outlining the background, objectives and proposed timelines related to the launch of the second round of LRP II. A webinar will be held on April 12 and registration link is here.

Greenlane Biogas contracted by Orgaworld Canada for City of Surrey Organic Biofuel Facility

Greenlane Biogas has received a contract from Orgaworld Canada, an organic waste treatment company that is part of international waste-to-product business Shanks Group plc, to supply a biogas upgrading system and a CO2 recovery unit for the City of Surrey’s Organic Biofuel Facility.

Toronto Waste Strategy Consultations

The City of Toronto’s Draft Waste Strategy is now complete and was approved at the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting on March 1, 2016. This final phase of the Waste Strategy is pivotal. The City invites feedback before April 27 to help shape the final Waste Strategy that will be presented to Public Works and Infrastructure Committee in June 2016 and City Council in July 2016.  Online survey is here. Please register via Eventbrite for the consultation events.

Funding Opportunity

The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) are offering up to $40 million to Canadian innovators producing energy efficiency and conservation; carbon dioxide utilization, methane reduction, or cleaner energy production and usage projects. See details here.

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