The CBA will be hosting two exciting and informative annual conferences in 2019, Value of Biogas West in downtown Vancouver on January 15-16, and Value of Biogas East in Toronto in late 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.
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 2019 Value of Biogas West and East conferences. We encourage you to send your submission by September 14 to build on our 2019 Value of Biogas West and East programs.
On July 18 the CBA expressed their concern with the Ontario government’s decision to terminate 758 renewable energy contracts, 16 of which are on-farm biogas projects, as announced by the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines and the impact this decision will have on many of our agricultural, municipal and industrial members. “This decision ignores the environmental benefits from clean, safe, locally generated renewable energy and the many economic benefits including sustainable job creation within Ontario farms, agri-food businesses, and municipalities and millions of dollars of investment in local communities.” said CBA’s Executive Director, Jennifer Green. Read the full statement here.More Updates
On July 20, Enbridge Executive Vice President Cynthia Hansen congratulated Mayor John Tory on the joint project to construct the City’s first renewable natural gas facility, located at the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility. Together, Enbridge Gas Distribution and the City of Toronto will build and install equipment that will turn the City’s organic waste into clean energy. Expected to be complete in 2019, the project supports the City’s vision of using Toronto’s organic waste to offset greenhouse gas emissions. As an added benefit, the newly created carbon-neutral, renewable natural gas will be injected into the natural gas distribution system to fuel the very trucks that picked up the Green Bin waste.
FortisBC has had great success with its Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) program and is looking to increase RNG supply. Hoping to add to the five operating projects in British Columbia, FortisBC issued a Request For Expression of Interest for new supply projects on June 29th. Along with an established market of almost ten thousand customers, FortisBC offers the stability, experience and expertise suppliers look for in a partner. Anyone with questions can contact FortisBC at email@example.com or visit their suppliers website fortisbc.com/becomeasupplier.
On June 29, Énergir joined Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) along with French utilities GRDF and GRTgaz to announce a new collaboration aimed at advancing the research and development of renewable natural gas and technologies such as power-to-gas. The collaboration will focus on research and development, public policy, and outreach. SoCalGas Vice President of Customer Solutions and Strategy Sharon Tomkins made the announcement alongside Énergir Senior Vice President of Development, Communities, Corporate Affairs and Operational Safety Martin Imbleau, Laurent Théry, International and Business Development Director for GRTgaz and Christophe Wagner, International Director for GRDF, during the World Gas Conference in Washington D.C.More News
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On July 20, 2018, the City of Toronto (City) announced a partnership with Enbridge Gas Distribution (EGD) to build its first renewable natural gas (RNG) facility. The facility will be located at the City’s Dufferin Organics Processing Facility and utilize the biogas produced from processing Toronto’s green bin organic waste. Through the partnership, EGD will install technology to clean and convert the biogas produced through anaerobic digestion into RNG and then condition and inject it into its natural gas distribution grid. Once in the grid, the RNG can be used to fuel the City’s Solid Waste collection fleet, generate revenue in external markets or a combination of the two. The Dufferin Organics Processing Facility is currently undergoing an expansion to increase its organic processing capacity from 25,000 to 55,000 tonnes. The expansion and the RNG project are expected to be complete in the fall of 2019. Once up and running, it is estimated that the RNG facility will produce approximately 5.3 million cubic metres of RNG annually, enough to fuel 90% of the City’s Solid Waste collection fleet.Continue reading…