Canadian Anaerobic Digestion Guideline

The Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) is pleased to announce the release of the final version the industry-led, national Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Guideline document. The AD Guideline provides recommended planning, design, and operational practices for AD facilities that process food and organic waste materials. The document aims to create a clear outline of best practices for biogas projects and assist developers and stakeholders with the regulatory process and remove barriers to support growth in the green economy. If you wish to receive a copy of the Canadian AD Guideline, please contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Ontario to Consult on Ways to Boost Biogas Sector Revenues by up to 50 per cent in Five Years

The Government of Ontario announced on November 18th it will launch consultations to identify potential changes that would allow farmers to expand the emerging renewable natural gas market in Ontario and make the province a North American leader in the biogas sector. The consultations will focus on changes designed to reduce red tape and grow untapped economic opportunities for on-farm biogas operations.  The Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs released information for public consultation.

Canadian Biogas Industry Awards Nominations

Nominations for the Canadian Biogas Industry Awards are open until December 13th. Nominate a leading project or individual to recognize their accomplishments in the biogas sector. The Awards will showcase successful Canadian biogas projects and individual efforts providing well deserved recognition while demonstrating that biogas technology and its benefits are proven and reliable in many applications across the country. Submission information is on the Canadian Biogas Industry Awards webpage and can be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Énergir Calls Upon Renewable Natural Gas Producers to Increase Its Offer

Énergir has launched a call for tenders to producers of renewable natural gas (RNG) to increase the amount of RNG in its gas network. Énergir is requesting submissions from the various producers of renewable natural gas, including: Wastewater treatment plants; Landfills; Anaerobic digesters of agriculture residues; Anaerobic digesters of domestic and industrial organic waste; Any producer capable of producing RNG volumes from any other type of organic matter. Producers interested in supplying volumes of renewable natural gas can do so now. They must submit their bids by Monday, December 2nd, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

New $50 Million Funding Opportunity Targets Natural Gas Technologies

Emissions Reduction Alberta’s new $50 million Natural Gas Challenge is now accepting applications. This funding opportunity will unlock innovation across Alberta’s natural gas value chain by supporting clean technology projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). ERA will fund up to $10 million per project and up to 50 percent of total project costs. Proponents must match ERA’s investment with private funds. The application deadline is December 19, 2019 at 5 p.m. Mountain Time.

What Does the Future Hold for Natural Gas?: Considering the role of natural gas and the gas system in Canada’s low-emissions future

Pollution Probe’s latest report, What Does the Future Hold for Natural Gas?: Considering the role of natural gas and the gas system in Canada’s low-emissions future, examines the current and potential future pathways of natural gas in Canada’s low-emissions energy. The report looks at a number of different ways the gas system could contribute, including increasing energy efficiency, district energy, and innovative technologies. The introduction of low-carbon gas, such as renewable natural gas or hydrogen, will be critical.

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December 11, Teleconference

2020 Value of Biogas West Conference

January 14-15, Vancouver BC

International Biomass Conference & Expo

February 3-5, Nashville TN

2020 Value of Biogas East Conference

March 26-27, Toronto ON

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Canadian Associations Call for a National ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’ to Leverage Innovation and Sustainable Resources to Secure Investment in the Production and Use of Clean Fuels

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Featured Member

November 28

Greenholm Farms

Greenholm Farms in Embro, Ontario is a family dairy farm, with 250 cows, 850 acres of corn, soy and wheat, and a 500 kW biogas plant. The farm is operated by father-son team, Gord and Dave Green, following generations before them – the Green family has been in farming since Gord’s great-great-grandfather purchased the land in 1843.  The Greens have worked with PlanET Biogas Solutions since 2012 to install an anaerobic digestion system capable of producing 500 kW of energy using on-farm and off-farm organics.

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