Increasing trend to energy self sufficiency in greenhouses and manufacturers. Some farm scale digesters can be installed in less than a week 20 kw prepackaged anaerobic digester At Glance – Anaerobic Technology in Canada Exploring Issues in Renewable Energy

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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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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FIT to be Tied

Canada is the world’s 5th largest energy producer: we’re #2 in oil production, #3 in gas and the 2nd largest uranium producer. We developed the first commercial hydro plant in 1896, the Adam Beck plant close to the present Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. Given our country’s expertise and its large base of ...

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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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Angus Sun on Track with Expected Output

The panels are up, the sun is shining, and the first cheque is in! It’s already been five months since the birth of Angus Sun, a 10kW solar system on top of the main H.H. Angus Building. We recently received $2400 from Toronto Hydro for roughly 3000 kWh of power we produced ...

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Yielding Rays – Solar Cells and Efficiency

With increasing awareness for the environment and an increase in the demand for energy, solar is becoming the popular energy choice. Homeowners and investors alike are either leaving the grid all together, or taking advantage of selling into the grid at a price. Either way, the environmental and economical benefits ...

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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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