• 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.

    Read the Study

  • 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

    Learn More

  • 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.

    Learn More

  • 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.

    Learn More

What's New

January 4th, 2023

BCBN: 2022 Year in Review

Dear BCBN Stakeholders,

Please use the link below to access our 2022 Year in Review. We 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.

2022 Year in Review

January 4th, 2023

B.C. Centre for Innovation & Clean Energy (CICE) Announced 2023 Open Call for Innovation

CICE announced the upcoming 2023 Open Call for Innovation, which is to help fast-track the development, commercialization and scaling of innovative, made-in-B.C. clean energy solutions by awarding up to $6 million in non-dilutive grants.

Focus areas:

  • Low carbon hydrogen
  • Renewable natural gas
  • Battery technology and energy storage
  • Carbon management
  • Bioenergy, biofuels and synthetic fuels

Applications are being accepted from Jan 16th to Feb 10th, 2023. Applicants can join the information session on Jan 10th, 2023.

Read More Here

January 4th, 2023

Project Greenlight: Zero waste Demonstration Site Challenge

The City of Vancouver and Vancouver Economic Commission have partnered to create a Zero Waste Demonstration Site to solicit zero-waste technologies that can help to reduce or eliminate waste. The site will operate for two years with a group of 5-10 selected innovators. During that period, innovators will demonstrate technologies that reduce and upcycle waste and transform materials into value-added products.

If you have a solution related to food and other organic waste like wood, textiles, packaging, pet waste or mattresses, bring your technology to the Zero Waste Demonstration Site. The deadline to apply is January 31st.

Applicants can join the informative webinar on Januanry 10th, 2023.

Read More Here

January 4th, 2023

Government Launches Consultations for a Sustainable Agriculture Strategy

The strategy will determine Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s long-term vision and strategic approach advancing the sustainability, competitiveness, and vitality of Canada’s agriculture and agri-food sector. Consultations are getting underway and feedback on the strategy and what Canada’s priorities should be to improve agricultural sustainability would be greatly appreciated. The consultation will be open until March 31, 2023.

Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Announcement

Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Factsheet

Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Consultation Form

Sustainable Agriculture Strategy Discussion Document

January 4th, 2023

Apply to be a Member of the BioNEXT Network Estabilished by Foresight

BioNEXT is a sector-specific, ecosystem-based accelerator established by Foresight to drive development and scaling of Canadian ventures in the bioeconomy. Accelerate Canada’s transition to net zero, connect with other innovators in the bioeconomy space and support the growth of your business.

Deadline to apply: January 13, 2023.

Read More Here

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