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Conestoga-Rovers & Associates

CRA conducts a flare testConestoga-Rovers & Associates (CRA) is an engineering consulting firm that touches on the biogas industry in several ways. CRA’s services for the biogas and organics industry range from feasibility studies, siting, permitting, design, contractor procurement and contract administration.  They help clients navigate and take advantage of opportunities related to environmental regulations and policies, such as biogas production through Ontario’s Green Energy Act.

Established in 1976, CRA merged with GHD on July 2, 2014 to become part of a global network of over 8,500 people operating across more than 200 offices in the Americas, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and Europe providing engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. Combined, the firms have over 4,000 staff in 130 North American offices.

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Closing the Loop

The Biogas Association is starting an exciting new project, called Closing the Loop, which involves important outreach and education to municipalities, food processors and waste haulers on biogas production and utilization of RNG as a vehicle fuel. It builds on our previous work on RNG, and this phase of the project is supported by Growing Forward 2, a federal-provincial-territorial initiative, Bio-en Power, Bullfrog Power, and Union Gas.

 

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Large Renewables Procurement

The Ontario Power Authority has released its qualified applicant list from its September 2014 call for large renewable procurement. The list includes solar, wind and biomass projects, and one firm (EDF) that lists biogas projects among several potential generation types. The Biogas Association is working with other distributed generation associations to improve the Large Renewables Procurement process and enable more participation by biogas stakeholders. On Nov. 10th the Ontario Power Authority posted on their website a new directive received from the Minister of Energy with respect to the Large Renewable Procurement for new generation projects over 500 kW.  Read more…  On November 17th, the OPA posted some draft versions of contracts and prescribed forms. Additional forms are in development.

Waste Management debuts new renewable natural gas facility

Waste Management celebrated the opening of a unique renewable natural gas facility creating pipeline-ready natural gas from the landfill gas produced at its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Illinois.In early December, the processed renewable natural gas will be injected into the Ameren Illinois pipeline for withdrawal at other locations, including some Waste Management facilities. The natural gas is used to heat homes or fuel truck fleets and other equipment that run on compressed natural gas (CNG).

Digby municipality receives climate change award for biogas facility

The municipalities of Nova Scotia have singled out the Municipality of the District of Digby for its innovation and initiative in confronting climate change. The Digby municipality received the Climate Change Mitigation Award from the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities (UNSM) for its work installing and hooking up the first electrical generation facility in the province powered by an anaerobic digester.

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QUEST 2014: Innovation and Implementation

Dec 1-3, 2014, Vancouver

Biofuels to Bioeconomy

Toronto, Dec 1-3, 2014

CanSIA’s Solar Canada 2014

December 8-9, 2014, Toronto, Ontario

Pollutec: Biogas, A Booming Market

December 2-5, 2014, Lyon, France

Value of Biogas Workshops, Resources & Tours

March 25-26, 2015, Hamilton, Ontario

Canadian Hydropower Association 2015 Forum on Hydropower

May 14-15, 2015, Ottawa, Ontario

 

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