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.
On September 4, the CBA issued a joint press release with other industry organizations calling for a national ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’ to leverage innovation and sustainable resources to secure investment in the production and use of clean fuels. Collectively, the associations represent technologies that can, with the right policy measures in place, exceed the proposed federal Clean Fuel Standard’s objective of 30 Mt of annual GHG emission reductions by 2030. Estimates of potential emission reductions are based on modelling work for the joint industry–federal government steering committee looking at the competitiveness of clean fuel investment in Canada.
The CBA has developed a draft Canadian Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Guideline that aims to create a clear outline of best practices for AD facilities processing food and organic waste materials, including agricultural feedstocks. The CBA gathered feedback from government ministries and agencies in British Columbia, Ontario and Alberta, from industry organizations, and CBA members representing agricultural, municipal and private interests. The input has been tremendously positive and supportive and we wish to thank all who dedicated time to review the document and provide detailed comments. The CBA’s AD Guideline Committee is reviewing all feedback for consideration and aiming to finalize the document this fall. A copy will be posted to the CBA’s website.More Updates
The report, Global Potential of Biogas, was launched by the World Biogas Association (WBA). The key finding of this report is that AD has the potential to reduce global GHG emissions by 3,290 to 4,360 Mt CO2 eq., which is equivalent to 10-13% of the world’s current greenhouse gas emissions. This is achieved through the generation of renewable energy in the form of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of wastes and landfill gas, combined with emissions avoided through the management of organic wastes and avoided fossil fertiliser manufacture, crop burning and deforestation, using technology available and widely used today.
The BC Hydrogen Study has now been released publicly by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. The report recommends adopting low-cost, low carbon hydrogen production for natural gas grid injection as a means to complement more traditional RNG supply methods and meet the Province’s renewable gas targets. The study indicates that the deployment of hydrogen in British Columbia (BC) will be required for the Province to meet it’s 2030 and 2050 decarbonization goals and emissions reductions commitments.
The world’s first project to turn biogas from sewage into hydrogen and graphite has received backing from the Australian government as part of the nation’s efforts to develop hydrogen as a clean alternative fuel source. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA)) granted conditional approval for up to A$9.4 million in funding for the 100 ton per annum project, which uses technology developed by Sydney-listed Hazer Group Ltd. The facility is expected to begin operations in January 2021, ARENA said in a statement.More News
October 2-4, Jasper AB
October 8-10, Toronto ON
December 11, Teleconference
January 14-15, Vancouver BC
February 3-5, Nashville TN
March 26-27, Toronto ONMore Events
The Inlandsis Fund is a North American leader in financing projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is the only Canadian fund with this exclusive focus, providing flexible capital solutions for new and expanding projects. The Inlandsis Fund originally worked only in regulated carbon markets, but has recently grown to finance biogas projects.Continue reading…