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Hitting Canada's Climate Targets with Biogas & RNG (Report Attached)
Canadian Biogas Association
Date: 2022-03-28
"Biogas & Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is a proven climate solution, with 279 projects across Canada already preventing more than 8 Mt CO2e of greenhouse gas emissions from reaching the atmosphere every year. But how much greater a role can biogas and RNG play in supporting Canada's 2030 and 2050 climate goals?

"To determine this, the Canadian Biogas Association commissioned Navius Research to model the impact of a number of potential government policies on the GHG reductions happening through biogas and RNG. The Navius report presents and interprets the key findings of that modelling.

"Previous analysis established that Canada is harnessing just 14 pct of the country's feasible biogas and RNG potential. The report's new modelling finds that the right mix of policies could harness much of this untapped potential and give a significant boost to Canada's 2030 and 2050 climate goals. When it comes to hitting Canada's first climate target, to reduce emissions 40 to 45 pct below 2005 levels by 2030, the right mix of policies could deliver 26.7 Mt CO2e in emissions reduction through biogas and RNG by 2030. Biogas and RNG could cut 642 kt of methane, or 16.5 pct of all Canada's methane emissions. When added to the government's targeted cuts from the oil and gas sector, biogas and RNG could help Canada achieve a 44.5 pct reduction in total methane emissions by 2030. Biogas and RNG can play a foundational role in achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, delivering up to 40.2 Mt CO2e in emissions reduction and, together with hydrogen over the longer term, help decarbonize the country's natural gas distribution networks and transportation systems.

"The optimal policy mix for leveraging biogas and RNG to meet Canada's climate goals is a renewable gas mandate combined with a carbon offsets system that allows credits to be generated for methane destruction and utilization in landfills and agriculture. This policy mix delivers the maximum emissions reduction: 26.7 Mt CO2e in 2030 and 40.2 Mt CO 2e in 2050. On its own, a nationwide renewable gas mandate, with a minimum blend of 1 5pct in 2030, rising to 30 pct in 2040, achieves 18.9 Mt CO2e of reductions in 2030 and 36.2 Mt CO2e in 2050."

Download the Hitting Canada's Climate Targets with Biogas & RNG report HERE . (Source: Canadian Biogas Association, Mar., 2022) Contact: Canadian Biogas Association, www.biogassassociation.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  RNG,  Climate Change,  CO2,  Carbon Emissions,  Canadian Biogas Association ,  


CBA Launches Farm Biogas Website Tool (Ind. Report)
Canadian Biogas Association
Date: 2021-02-08
The Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) is touting www.FarmingBiogas.ca, -- a new website forming part of an educational campaign to help farmers explore biogas production as an opportunity for their farm.

The CBA's new resource it intended to help farmers evaluate biogas opportunities and includes a self-assessment tool and a "getting started" checklist, a Q&A, and links to guides and handbooks. Technology vendors and advisors are also listed as well as profiles from several on-farm biogas plants across the country, according to the release.

There are presently more than 600 operational anaerobic digesters in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector with more either planned or under construction. Livestock operations account for more than half of all biogas projects in Canada. (Source: CBA, Website, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: CBA, Jennifer Green, Exec. Dir., www.biogasassociation.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Canadian Biogas Association,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  RNG,  


Associations Call for Canadian Clean Fuel Strategy (Ind. Report)
Wood Pellet Association of Canada
Date: 2019-09-13
Advanced Biofuels Canada, Canadian Biogas Association, Canadian Gas Association, Electric Mobility Canada and Wood Pellet Association of Canada are forecasting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of over 50 million metric tons (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada.

Collectively, the associations say they 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.

To that end, the associations are calling on the Canadian federal government to adopt a Clean Fuel Strategy by 2020. The strategy would include setting a clear path to clean and renewable fuel use by 2030 by: establishing clear market signals for clean fuels and electric vehicles; aligning clean and renewable fuel regulations to meet targeted clean fuel and EV use; establish clean fuel program funding to support clean and renewable fuel production capacity and infrastructure investments, and support EV adoption; and Support research and development programs to maintain Canadian leadership in clean fuel technologies and innovation. (Source: Wood Pellet Association of Canada, Biomass Mag., Sept., 2019) Contact: Wood Pellet Association of Canada, www.pellet.org; Canadian Biogas Association, (613) 822-1004, www.biogasassociation.ca; Advanced Biofuels Canada, Ian Thompson, Pres., (604) 947-0040, ithomson@advancedbiofuels.ca, www.advancedbiofuels.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuels Canada,  Canadian Biogas Association,  Wood Pellet Association of Canada,  Clean Fuel,  Biofuel,  

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