• BCBN presents 2022 Year In Review

    BCBN presents 2022 Year in Review. We are pleased to reflect on contributions and highlight accomplishments in the BC bioenergy sector and thank our partners for a successful year. We look forward to a greener future in 2023.

    Read 2022 Year In Review Here

  • Welcome to Bioenergy

    Bioenergy is derived from organic materials including wood waste, agriculture crops, animal manure, food waste, as well as municipal waste streams (solids, waste water and landfill gases). Through conversion processes, this organic material can be transformed to produce electricity, heat, valuable biofuels and specialty chemicals.

    Learn more about bioenergy here

  • BC Bioenergy Sector Awards 2022

    On Thursday, October 20th, 2022, BC Bioenergy Network announced three recipients of the 2022 BC Bioenergy Sector Award during the virtual ceremony. This was the second annual celebration of the BC Bioenergy Sector Awards, the awards were presented for outstanding leadership and contribution to the bioeconomy sector in British Columbia.

    Learn more about the BC Bioenergy Sector Awards and award recipients Here

    If you missed the event, the recording can be viewed Here

  • Study by BCBN, FortisBC and the Government of British Columbia shows that B.C.’s renewable and low carbon gas supply could be double current gas use by 2050

    BC Bioenergy Network    partnered with FortisBC    and the Government of British Columbia    to explore the potential production of renewable and low carbon gases in B.C. and beyond. By 2050, the province’s gas system could be completely supplied by made-in-B.C. renewable and low carbon sources.

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  • New videos on the RETScreen Software’s Transportation Analysis model available

    The RETScreen® Clean Energy Management Software platform enables low carbon planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting. The Software can be used to evaluate various types of transportation projects. It can investigate the viability of energy efficiency improvements in a wide range of on-road vehicle, off-road vehicle, aircraft, marine, train or other. Find more information about this free-of-charge software Here.

    The topics of new videos:

    Overview of Transportation Analysis

    Vehicle Fleet Feasibility Analysis

    Aircraft & Marine Feasibility Analysis

    Fleet Management & GHG Reporting


    Access the Videos Here

  • West Coast Bioenergy Guild

    The West Coast Bioenergy Guild makes it fun and easy to learn more about innovation in the bioenergy sector

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  • Championing bioenergy development for the benefit of all British Columbians

    BCBN is building British Columbia’s new bioeconomy by leveraging value from our biomass resources.

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  • The Future is Now: Bioenergy solves environmental problems while building jobs and a skilled and innovative workforce.

    Bioenergy is a broad-based solution for reducing waste, creating jobs, and meeting our climate change goals.

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What's New

March 3rd, 2023

New Draft Forest Carbon Offset Protocol
The B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy has posted a new draft forest carbon offset protocol to the B.C. Offset Program website accompanied by an overview letter detailing changes to the protocol to date, and next steps.

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March 3rd, 2023

BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) Inquiry into the Acquisition of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) by Public Utilities – Phase 2
The BCUC launched Phase 2 of its inquiry into the acquisition of RNG by public utilities in B.C. to further examine issues arising in Phase 1 about how RNG can be acquired, to provide the opportunity to respond to the submissions received in Phase 1, and to allow for submissions on questions raised in the Final Phase 1 Report.

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March 3rd, 2023

Addressing Harvest Residue Management in B.C.
The management of harvest residues has long been a challenge for forest operators who are tasked with balancing wildfire fuel loading, planting space, and financial, operational, carbon emissions, and regulatory constraints. Now researchers identified potential management alternatives to slash pile burning that would make better use of residual fibre across a range of operational conditions in B.C.

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March 3rd, 2023

Zero-Carbon New Residential Construction: Heat Pumps versus RNG
Electric heat pumps for new homes in B.C. would be a less expensive zero-carbon solution than gas equipment using RNG. That’s the conclusion of a new report by Energy Futures Group (EFG) commissioned by BCSEA.

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March 3rd, 2023

Report: Creating a Canadian Advantage – Policies to Help Canada Compete for Low-Carbon Investment
New data from The Transition Accelerator and Clean Prosperity shows that Canada can’t afford to compete dollar-for-dollar with the U.S. on low-carbon subsidies. Lately released working paper “Creating a Canadian Advantage“ goes into detail on the real gap between investment programs in the two countries, and how Canada can still secure an advantage in a net zero future, if we approach this challenge strategically.

Read More Here

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