• 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • New 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

  • 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

November 7th, 2022

Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2022 BC Bioenergy Sector Awards!

On Thursday, October 20th, 2022, BC Bioenergy Network announced three recipients of the 2022 BC Bioenergy Sector Award during the virtual ceremony. The awards were presented for outstanding leadership and contribution to the bioenergy sector in British Columbia.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Annual BC Bioenergy Sector Awards:

Researcher Award 2022

Xiaotao (Tony) Bi

Professor and Director, UBC Clean Energy Research Centre

Changemaker Award 2022

Robert Pinchuk

Director, Low Carbon Strategy, Parkland

Champion Award 2022

Dave Schick

Vice President, Western Canada, Innovation and Regulatory Affairs, Canadian Fuels Association

More about the 2022 BC Bioenergy Sector Awards Here

View the Recording of the Ceremony Here

November 7th, 2022

Tidewater Renewables Ltd. Enters into 20-year Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)  Offtake Agreement with FortisBC

Under the new Offtake Agreement, FortisBC expects to purchase up to 525,000 gigajoules of RNG annually from a new RNG facility located in Foothills County near High River, Alberta. This new facility will convert organic waste into enough energy to meet the needs of more than 5,800 residential homes in British Columbia.

Read More Here

November 7th, 2022

New Q&A Sessions on Clean Fuel Regulations (CFR) – Fuel Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) Model Carbon Intensity (CI) Calculations

Low Carbon Fuels Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) released the schedule of online Q&A Sessions on Clean Fuel Regulations – Fuel LCA Model CI Calculations for Fall 2022.

Access the Program and Training Materials Here

ECCC will not be walking through the training material (presentations and videos) during these sessions. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to review the training material and follow the steps to perform the CI calculations (complete a CFR Data Workbook and model the pathway in openLCA) pertaining to the examples to be discussed prior to attending the Q&A session. These sessions are reserved for typical fuel production processes and general questions on modelling in openLCA and using the CFR Data Workbook, as well as the different illustrative fuel pathway examples. Questions regarding the CI calculation training materials can be submitted via the link on the final slide of the fuel pathway’s presentation, at least three days prior to the session.

November 7th, 2022

Saskatchewan Renewable Diesel Project Selects Topsoe for Technology

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), a petroleum products producer in Saskatchewan, has chosen Denmark-based Topsoe as the official technology vendor for their renewable diesel project in Regina. The FCL renewable diesel plant will have a 15,000 barrels per day capacity once operational. The company expects it to be producing renewable diesel by 2027.

Read More Here

November 7th, 2022

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 Releases Newsletter

IEA Bioenergy Task 39 published Newsletter #60, which provides an update on the current progress in the programme of work for the current triennium (2022-2024) with business meetings, publications, and information dissemination activities. It also highlights recent reports and news articles of interest to biofuels stakeholders. The newsletter’s feature article is on the topic of biofuel-related developments in Austria.

Read the Newsletter Here

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