BC Bioenergy Network

Partnering for a Greener Future

BC Biorefinery Investment Request For Proposals


All inquires regarding the RFP must be sent to the Closing Location and addressed to:

Ralohn Hunt, Project Director – Innovation and Research

Closing Location:


Summary of the Opportunity:

The Government of British Columbia, through the CleanBC Plan, is committed to increasing the annual production of renewable fuels in the Province to 650 million litres and increasing the Low Carbon Fuel Standard to 20% by 2030. The B.C. Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources (Ministry) is currently considering what actions to take to meet these targets, including support for the commercial production of renewable and low-carbon fuels in the province, reducing B.C.’s reliance on imported feedstocks and expanding B.C.’s existing renewable fuel production industry. In order to meet the CleanBC renewable fuels targets, significantly more renewable feedstocks will need to be sourced from within B.C. and more renewable fuels will need to be produced here.

To achieve this renewable fuel production commitment and help B.C. transition to a low-carbon economy, BCBN and the Ministry are seeking a Contractor to undertake a biorefinery market analysis (Analysis). The purpose of the Analysis is to outline what specific conditions are required in B.C. to attract major fuel producers to invest in building biorefineries in B.C. The Contractor will provide a comprehensive report on the economic, technical, social and environmental factors that will be necessary to accomplishing the aforementioned objectives. The Contractor will include a biorefinery market analysis of all relevant products for the North American and global market. This will include identification of the opportunities and potential barriers to their development. Analysis should include discussions on how the availability of feedstocks required in biorefinery production affect the economics of establishing the facilities.

The RFP can be downloaded by clicking on the link: RFP2019000328 BC Biorefinery Investment RFP

Closing Date and Time:

May 24, 2019

5:00pm PDT

Proposal Submission:

Proposals must be submitted before the Closing Time at the Closing Location:

Proposals must be submitted in PDF format and use the following file name:

RFP2019000328_BC Biorefinery Investment_Proponent Name

Proponent Questions:

All questions must be submitted to the Closing Location by April 18, 2019 5:00pm PDT

Responses to questions will be posted in the Addenda section by April 26, 2019.


Addenda_01_Proponent Questions

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