• 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

May 3rd, 2023

B.C. Government Released Intentions Paper on Aviation Fuel Regulations
The Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation released its Intentions Paper on aviation fuel regulations which are expected to take effect on January 1, 2024. The paper presents the types of aviation fuels included in the Low Carbon Fuel Act, renewable fuel requirements, carbon intensity targets, fuel characteristics, supplier eligibility criteria, and penalty rates. The deadline to provide feedback to the Ministry is 7 AM PDT on May 15, 2023.

Read More Here

May 3rd, 2023

Clean Fuel Regulations’ Updates
The Low Carbon Fuels Division of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) published a factsheet (folder 4) outlining the 2023 reporting requirements for registered creators under the Clean Fuel Regulations, List of Registrants (folder 1) and Reporting, Verification and Compliance Calendars (folder 10).

See the table of contents (folder 0) for easy navigation of the available materials.

Access the Drive Here

The deadline for the first Credit-Creation Reports for the 2022 compliance period is June 30, 2023. The reports must be submitted along with a third-party verification report that meets specific requirements. The reports must be submitted through ECCC’s Credit and Tracking System (CATS). An update to CATS is planned to allow for the upload and submission of Verification Reports, which is expected to be available in early May. Registered creators should not submit Credit-Creation Reports until the verification report upload feature is available. For more information on using CATS, consult the User Guide. It is recommended for registered creators to review Chapter 6 Credit-Creation Reports in the CFR Credit Tracking System User Guide v2.1 while completing their Credit-Creation Report(s) in CATS.


May 3rd, 2023

Steeper Energy Collaborates with Invest Alberta to Bring Biomass Conversion Plant to Alberta
Steeper Energy and Invest Alberta Corporation signed a memorandum of understanding to use Steeper’s Hydrofaction technology in Alberta to produce renewable fuels from biowaste. This technology can convert many types of biowaste into flexible renewable biocrude that can be used as a renewable marine, diesel, or aviation fuel.

Read More Here 

May 3rd, 2023

Braya Renewable Fuels Receives a $300 Million Investment from Energy Capital Partners
Braya Renewable Fuels, a Canadian producer of low-emission renewable fuels, has received a $300 million investment from Energy Capital Partners. This investment will be used to convert Braya’s Come-By-Chance refinery in Newfoundland and Labrador to renewable fuel operations, and to accelerate the production of renewable fuels such as renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel, hydrogen, and ammonia. The project will initially supply 18,000 barrels per day of low-carbon renewable fuel, with plans to increase capacity and production of sustainable aviation fuel. The goal is to provide alternatives to fossil fuels and reduce emissions in hard-to-abate sectors like heavy transport, aviation, and heavy industry.

Read More Here 

May 3rd, 2023

Event Recording: Sowing the Seeds to Our Low-Carbon Future
A recording of the event hosted by The Empire Club of Canada is available. This virtual event was held to discuss ongoing collaboration and opportunities for Canada’s industries to work together and unlock the potential of Made-in-Canada low-carbon fuels.

Access the Recording Here 

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