DMT, a biogas upgrading company founded in Holland in 1987, is establishing offices in Canada and the US later this year. You may remember seeing DMT’s exhibit at the March Value of Biogas conference, and their presentation supporting expanding the RNG market in Canada, as they evaluated the North American market.
DMT provides a one-stop shop for biogas cleaning, conditioning and upgrading. DMT treats the gas that leaves the digester or landfill until it is used as RNG or in a CHP. They have a broad spectrum of their own technologies and choose the best fit for each case. They provide systems for biogas boosting, drying, siloxane removal, desulphurization and upgrading. For desulphurization, DMT has four different technologies. DMT can also build pipeline injection stations (gatekeeper systems) with all quantitative and qualitative measurements required, including odorisation.
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The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) posted a new FIT/microFIT price schedule for 2016. Biogas pricing has remained the same for all project sizes. IESO has also provided background and supporting information with respect to the new pricing schedule in the form of a slide deck. The new price schedule will be effective January 1, 2016 for the FIT and microFIT programs and will apply to FIT contracts or microFIT Application Approval Notices that are issued on or after that date.
The abstracts are in, and the draft agenda for the Canadian Biogas Association’s Value of Biogas Conference & Forum is now on our event webpage. Don’t forget to mark March 22, 23 2016 on your calendar! This year’s event is in Toronto, and builds on the success of last year’s events. Stay up to date on industry developments – don’t miss this premiere biogas event.
The Ontario Farm & Food Sustainability Coalition has launched the Farm, Food & Beyond: Our Commitment to Sustainability. The Canadian Biogas Association supports, in principle, the concept of building on the success of Ontario’s Environmental Farm Plan and will continue to position biogas and related technologies as an integral part of the sustainability conversation.
Canada and the US have made good progress in greening electricity grids, but when it comes to green natural gas grids, progress has been too slow. However climate change, opposition to fossil fuel pipelines, and the need for more local energy sources to reduce dependence on oil imports all point to the need for more RNG.
A proposed biogas plant at the Toronto Zoo jumped a final hurdle when Ontario’s government approved its renewable energy approval (REA). The Toronto non-profit’s 500-kilowatt anaerobic digester will replace the zoo’s open-air composting operation, and give the zoo $50,000 a year, or 10 per cent of its profits, for 20 years.
In July, the Region of Peel began shipping quantities of its curbside SSO material for processing at our Elmira, Ontario facility. While Peel operates its own composting facilities for SSO, their facilities are essentially at capacity, and Peel is testing options for the future.More News
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