At Glance – Anaerobic Technology in Canada Exploring Issues in Renewable Energy Renewable Energy Incentives-Thermal vs. Electrical

Biogas in Ontario

The Long Term Energy plan released today by the Ontario Liberal government appears to see favourably the benefits of bioenergy as a flexible and cost effective renewable energy for the province. Specifically the plan contemplates the procurement of an  additional 50 megawatts of  bioenergy  in 2014 and a further 50 in ...

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Zooshare Project Moving Ahead

The community group Zooshare was offered a contract by the Ontario Power Association to produce renewable power from its proposed anaerobic digester at the Toronto Zoo site. Angus Power which has invested engineering effort since the origination of the project in 2011, has been selected to handle EPC of the ...

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SSX – Presenting On Solar In The Caribbean

Click here to access my presentation. I had the priveledge of presenting at this years Solar Summit Expo in Toronto this past Thursday September 6th 2012 at the Toronto Convention Centre. Choosing a topic on solar in the Caribbean

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Honour to be on the Biogas Association Board of Directors

Recently I was very honoured to be invited to join the Board of Directors of the Biogas Association (AgriEnergy Producers Association of Ontario - www.apao.ca).  The APAO is heavily involved in guiding regulatory developments in the renewable energy sector, in particular, environmental and electricity regulation. The Association’s mandate is to ...

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Stand Up For Solar

As we come up to the release of OPA FIT and MICROFIT review stand up for solar! Click the link below to make your stance: Stand Up For Solar!

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Angus Solar 12 month Solar Power Review

After a year analysis of the photovoltaic system on top of the Angus roof at 1127 Leslie Street, we have finished our report and the results are in. Close to our projected output first forecasted before the start of the project we were within 99% accuracy! Our projected yield is ...

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John Hawkes invited to speak at Clean Energy Conference

It is an honour to be asked to speak to any group of industry specialists… particularly so when the rest of the speakers are all respected senior members of the community. The fact that someone will listen to what you have to offer on a techno/economic issue is always flattering.  ...

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John Hawkes on News Talk 650 CKOM

John Hawkes was recently a guest of the Richard Brown Show on News Talk radio talking about the Toronto Zoo project. Here is a recording of the show John_Hawkes_AugustonRB.mp3

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Process Instrumentation for Organic Waste Anaerobic Digestion

The market for AD in Organic Waste has been growing slowly but steadily in the last 5 years not only in Ontario, or the whole of Canada, but in the USA and Europe. It has expanded in the following categories; Agricultural Dairies Fresh produce markets Deli’s/Restaurants Municipal Cruise lines Brewery and Wineries Zoos/Race Track Except for those plants intended ...

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Zoo Biogas Project – Progress Report

On the regulatory front the FIT application was submitted in May, our REA (Renewable Energy Application) was submitted in September. We are currently awaiting approval on both. Testing has begun on our substrate mixture and is producing interesting results. HRT (retention time) can be reduced, so we have a smaller tank ...

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