Agricultural & Municipal Biogas Forum: Closing the Loop!

January 28th – 29th

Attendees at the Biogas Forum will learn about biogas and Renewable Natural Gas, its benefits, how it fits with municipal & agricultural operations, and lessons learned from biogas projects in Canada, the US, and Europe.

The 2016 Agricultural & Municipal Biogas Forum: Closing the Loop, organized by the Canadian Biogas Association and B.C. Agriculture Council, covers all topics for biogas and RNG. Attendees at the Biogas Forum will learn about:

Agricultural and municipal biogas projects;
Nutrient management for biogas projects;
How CNG can be a stepping stone to RNG; and
Biogas to RNG upgrading technologies.

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Registration after January 11th is $95 ($20 for farmers and students)
Thurs Jan 28th: 1:30pm – 4:30pm &
Fri Jan 29th: 9:30am – 3:30pm

The 2016 Biogas Forum will be at the Tradex Centre, 1190 Cornell Street, Abbotsford, B.C. (click map).

Please direct all inquiries to Matt Dickson or (604) 753-7189
Thursday January 28th

Biogas for Agriculture: Farm to Fuel
Biogas presents new opportunities for farmers and agri-food operations, with significant potential for long-term financial and environmental gain. Determining if biogas is a good fit for your farm/agri-food operation requires considerable research and planning.

On-Farm Biogas: 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Learn about the state of on-farm biogas in Canada, and hear presentations about on-farm biogas projects in North America and how they operate:
– State of On-Farm Biogas in Canada: Canadian Biogas Association; and
– Octaform Stay-In-Place Formwork: Octaform Systems Inc.

Coffee Break 2:30pm – 2:45pm

On-Farm Nutrient Management: 2:45pm – 4:30pm
A key component of any on-farm biogas project is nutrient management. Learn about nutrient management technologies and the potential value of these nutrients to you:
– Overview of Nutrient Recovery Technologies: Dorset Green Machines;
– Trident Nutrient Recovery Systems Update: KPD Consulting;
– Phosphorous Recovery from Animal Manure: University of B.C.; and
– Field Application Trials for Digestate: Dave Melnychuk.

Friday January 29th

Municipal Guide to Biogas
Municipalities are increasingly concerned about expanding diversion rates, treating organic waste, and reducing waste treatment and hauling costs. Understanding the benefits and opportunities for biogas production is important when reviewing potential organic waste management options.

Municipal Biogas: 9:30am – 11:00am
Learn about different types of municipal biogas projects being planned, or currently underway in B.C., their benefits and key lessons learned:
– Quad-generation of Landfill Gas at a Commercial Greenhouse: Quadrogen;
– Business Case, Up-Date and Lessons Learned from City of Surrey’s Biomethane (RNG) Biofuel Facility: City of Surrey; and
– Use of CHP Units at Municipal Digesters: Cullen Diesel Power.

Coffee Break 11:00am – 11:20am

Case Study: Municipal Biogas in Sweden: 11:20pm – 12:00pm
As a world leader in municipal biogas, a lot can be learned from the Swedish experience. Learn about municipal biogas projects in Sweden, their drivers and key lessons learned :
– State of Municipal Biogas in Sweden: Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering.

Lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Biogas as a Vehicle Fuel: Closing the Loop
Renewable natural gas (RNG) is cost- competitive with diesel fuel, is carbon neutral, and presents the biggest opportunity for near-term, cost-neutral sustainability. Learn how Canadian municipalities and companies are closing the loop on their organic material production, and how yours can do the same.

CNG as a Stepping Stone to RNG: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Learn about the process for converting fleets/vehicles to compressed natural gas, how this is as a good stepping stone for renewable natural gas, and the reasons for doing so:
– Assessing the Business Case for CNG Conversion: Change Energy; and
– Fleet Managers Experience of Switching to CNG: Progressive Waste Solutions.

Coffee Break 2:00pm – 2:20pm

Biogas to RNG Upgrading: 2:20pm – 3:40pm
Learn about technical developments and innovations in biogas to renewable natural gas upgrading technologies, and how they might fit your needs:
– Overview of RNG upgrading technologies: Swedish Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering;
– Water Scrubber Upgrading Technology: Greenlane Biogas; and
– Membrane Separation Upgrading Technology: DMT.
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