The new CBA webinar series, Building Better Biogas, officially launched on September 23rd with 70 participants engaging with each other and learning about the most recent Canadian policy developments affecting the sector. Thank you to the speakers from British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec for sharing their expertise in the webinar. There is still space to register for the series to participate in the next two webinars and gain access to all webinar recordings and presentations. Webinar Two: Financing Your Biogas Project will be held on Wednesday October 21st at 1 pm ET.
The Virtual Value of Biogas Conferences on January 19-12 and April 27-29 will offer participants exciting and informative virtual conferences which will include the value-packed programming and exciting content that attendees experience year after year. The CBA invites stakeholders with a technology, case studies or experience related to biogas/RNG development, challenges and opportunities to submit an abstract for an opportunity to present at Canada’s leading biogas/RNG conferences. We encourage you to send your submission by October 15th to build on our 2021 Value of Biogas programs.
CBA’s Executive Director Jennifer Green sat down with Mediaplanet and shared her expertise on the biogas industry’s role in Canada and a clean-energy future as part of their Building the Bioeconomy campaign. View the full article, Why Biogas is the Natural Next Step for Canadians, on the Innovating Canada website.More Updates
On September 24th, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) approved Enbridge Gas’s proposal (.pdf) to establish a voluntary $2 monthly RNG charge. Approval of the charge allows Enbridge Gas to start procuring RNG as part of its system gas portfolio on behalf of its customers. Such approval is being granted on a pilot basis until the OEB issues a further decision on the Program, either as part of Enbridge Gas’s next rate rebasing application or in response to a stand-alone application for the program.
General Motors expects to cut its net greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent while reducing its reliance on hydro, through a $28-million cogeneration project unveiled at its St. Catharines operation. It’s doing it using renewable landfill gas, piped in from a Walker Industries property three kilometres away. Several years in the planning, work started about two years ago. It uses gas that normally would be vented and flared-off at the landfill. When it arrives at the GM plant, it goes through four 1.6-megawatt generators with 20-cylinder engines. With that gas the generators can provide about 35 per cent of the plant’s electricity needs.
On September 23, 2020, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, delivered the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament and outline the government’s agenda. Regarding the environment and clean technology, the government will: launch a new fund to attract investments in making zero-emissions products and cut the corporate tax rate in half for these companies to create jobs and make Canada a world leader in clean technology, make zero-emissions vehicles more affordable while investing in more charging stations across the country, and support investments in renewable energy and next-generation clean energy and technology solutions.More News
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Durham Region, in the east-end of the Greater Toronto Area, is planning a new mixed waste pre-sort anaerobic digestion (AD) facility to convert organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG). The facility will remove organics, non-combustible material and recyclables from garbage bags to further increase diversion from landfills.Continue reading…