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.
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.
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.
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.More News
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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.Continue reading…