Biogas

Keep Them Fired Up

Many anaerobic digester operators are more concerned about the availability of fuel supply (organic feedstock) than in applying for more projects through the Feed In Tariff or Large Renewable Procurement  programs.  Some farm digester owners have formed a co-operative to buy and distribute organic material. Meanwhile, the Biogas Association and ...

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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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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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Manure Management -Turning a problem into a benefit

According to the ministry of the Environment, storage and land application of animal manure poses a “significant” threat to drinking water in Ontario. The Clean Water Act is due to come into force in 2013 & 2014 which will see specific plans in place to manage the issue. 17 local source water ...

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Renewable Energy Incentives-Thermal vs. Electrical

As some of you may know there is speculation that the government may reduce the renewable power incentive program known as FIT (Feed In Tariff) under the Green Energy and Economy Act. What this would do would be to reduce the rate paid for solar or wind power and possibly to ...

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At Glance – Anaerobic Technology in Canada

In a country with a large dairy industry, it is no wonder why Canadian dairy farmers are catching onto biogas technology. Biogas technology not only provides farmers with a way of getting rid of waste, but it provides a useful tool to generate gas which can in turn power their ...

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Cleaning the Electricity Sector

The reduction of CO2 and harmful emissions is at the forefront of climate change issues by leading countries. In 2007, the leading contributing factor to global energy-related CO2 emissions was power generation. In order to de-carbonize the energy sector, there needs to be some changes to the industry. The International Agency (IA) suggests that an increased mix ...

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Canadian Market follows Europe in Growing Technology

At present Europeans firms have embraced and dominated the market in biogas and anaerobic technology. Today Europe, and in particular Germany, is a leader in the global renewable energy sector in biogas technologies and biogas related companies. According to the city of Cologne, in 2010, 5,900 biogas plants were installed, ...

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