Canadian Biogas Study

Benefits to the Economy, Environment and Energy

Authored by Kelleher Environmental

The Canadian Biogas Association’s November, 2013 Canadian Biogas Study quantifies the benefits of biogas to the economy, environment and energy sector. Author Maria Kelleher partnered with experts across the country to review over 80 national and international studies, reports and documents and to determine specific benefits from biogas in the areas of agriculture, commercial sector, landfills, source-separated organics, and wastewater treatment. It also documents the Canadian energy potential by source.

The study is divided into two parts: the Summary Document that provides an overview of the study findings and the Technical Document, which provides greater detail and references.  Financial support for the study was provided by the Ontario Government, Anaergia, Energy Technology and Innovation Canada (ETIC), European Power Systems, Harvest Power, and Hydro One Networks.

This summary of the findings is being distributed widely to policy makers, officials, affiliate organizations, and a range of stakeholders at events and meetings using a slide presentation on the findings, and policy recommendations.



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