Updates

2020 Value of Biogas Sponsorship Opportunities Available

The CBA will be hosting two exciting and informative annual conferences in 2020, Value of Biogas West in downtown Vancouver on January 14-15, and Value of Biogas East in Toronto in March. The Value of Biogas West and East are Canada’s Premier Biogas and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Conferences, and the best way to connect with the industry network. Interested in enhancing your company’s biogas expertise to municipal, industrial and agricultural sectors in Canada? Consider any of the sponsorship opportunities available for either or both Value of Biogas conferences.

2020 Value of Biogas Call for Abstracts Now Open!

Do you have a technology, case study or experience related to biogas/RNG development, challenges and opportunities?  We want to hear from you! Submit an abstract for an opportunity to present at Canada’s leading biogas/RNG conferences - the 2020 Value of Biogas West and East conferences. We encourage you to send your submission by September 27 to build on our 2020 Value of Biogas West and East programs.

Anaerobic Digestion Guideline Public Feedback

The CBA is currently obtaining feedback from industry experts to enhance the AD Guideline. A draft copy of the AD Guideline is available to the public and CBA invites your input for consideration. Please submit your technical comments to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by September 11, 2019. All comments will be reviewed, and the CBA will consider and revise the document as appropriate. The CBA intends to finalize the draft in the fall of 2019. The document will be a living document updated as needed to reflect best practices of the sector.

Anaerobic Digestion Guideline Member Input

The CBA has drafted an industry-led Canadian Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Guideline as a best practices document developed to assist stakeholders in deployment of AD facilities that process food and organic waste materials, including agricultural feedstocks. Stakeholders include developers, regulators, organizations or members of the public with specific or general interest in AD facilities. In June the CBA provided members a pre-viewing of the document prior to sharing for public input.

Fertilizer and Supplements Advisory Committee

The CBA is committed to joining a newly formed Fertilizer and Supplements Advisory Committee (FSAC) that works with interested stakeholders in the regulation of fertilizers and fertilizer supplements. In Canada, some larger-scale anaerobic digestion facilities have Fertilizer labels to create a beneficial fertilizer product from digestate. Having an informed exchange with CFIA and other stakeholders on this topic is critical to the growth and development of the biogas sector. If you are interested in participating, please contact Jennifer Green for details.  

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News

Clean Fuel Standard Proposed Regulatory Approach

The Proposed Regulatory Approach for the Clean Fuel Standard is now available on Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard Webpage. While the Paper on the Draft Regulation focuses on the liquid fuel stream, there is a link between the liquid and gaseous fuel groups.  Also, topics such as credit trading, compliance, verification and reporting may be very similar for all fuel groups. The Proposed Regulatory Approach is a key step in the development of the Clean Fuel Standard, as it provides the full set of requirements and credit creation opportunities that will be included in the liquid class regulations. Draft regulations for the gaseous class are targeted for mid-2021, with final regulations in 2022, and coming into force by 2023.

Taking Stock of Food Loss and Waste Reduction in Canada

Canada, Mexico, and the United States are working together under the Commission for Environmental Cooperation to address food loss and waste in North America. Led by Environment and Climate Change Canada, Canada is actively working to reduce food loss and waste here at home.  In February 2019, ECCC brought together experts from industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors to share ideas and discuss opportunities for measuring and reducing food loss and waste across the food supply chain.  Read the summary report for the workshop. Read the report: Taking Stock of Food Loss and Waste Reduction in Canada.

Report: Digestate as Fertilizer

The report Digestate as Fertilizer published by the German Biogas Association presents concepts, products and solutions that are already being applied in practice in order to ensure sustainable biogas production in the long term.  The report was specially designed for the biogas industry taking into consideration increased agricultural requirements and current developments in the field of fertilization.

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Events

2019 AMO Annual Conference

August 18-21, Ottawa ON

RNG Works 2019

September 11-12, Nashville TN

RNG iNET

September 25, Teleconference

“Sea Change” 2019 RCA Conference

October 2-4, Jasper AB

Waste and Recycling Expo

October 9-10, Toronto ON

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Press Releases

July 18

Biogas Industry Responds to Termination of Energy Contracts

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Featured Member

June 27

Harcolm Farms

Harcolm Farms

Harcolm Farms in Beachville, Ontario is home to North America’s first small, factory built, farm scale anaerobic digester.  The 20 kW mini digester system is feed only on-farm material from the 72 cow dairy farm which includes dairy manure and small amounts of corn silage fed at an average daily rate of 10 cubic metres a day.  The system has a split connection comprised of two engines that fulfill a 10 kW MicroFIT and a 10 kW Net Meter contracts. The contracts offer an additional source of revenue for the farm with 25.8 cents per kWh under the MicroFIT and the Net Meter providing cost avoifidance of about 16 cents per kWh. Digestate is currently land applied, however a separator system is being commissioning to use the solids from the digestate to provide all the farms bedding needs.

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