BC Bioenergy Network

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BCBN News Releases

Check this section regularly for the latest BC Bioenergy Network news releases.  If you would like to keep up to date on BC Bioenergy Network announcements, please sign-up for our e-newsletter on the Home page.


May 3, 2023

Save the Date for the West Coast Bioenergy Guild
Tuesday, June 13th, 2023, Vancouver, BC

Save the Date for our IN-PERSON West Coast Bioenergy Guild in Downtown Vancouver!

After meeting virtually for the past three years, we are excited to get together once this year with special guest Dr. Michael Rensing, President of MJ Rensing Consulting Inc., and former Executive Director of the Low Carbon Fuels Branch of the B.C. Government.

Join us for this special social networking event at Devil’s Elbow Ale & Smokehouse. Doors open at 5 PM, and the presentation starts at 6 PM.

January 4, 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


November 7, 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

October 6, 2022

We Invite You to the 2022 BC Bioenergy Sector Awards!

October 20th, 2022, 10 -11 AM PDT, online

Nominations are now closed and we are pleased to invite you to attend the 2022 BC Bioenergy Sector Awards ceremony, a celebration of leaders in the  B.C. bioenergy sector and presentations by previous awards recipients.

Register for the Ceremony Here

More about the BC Bioenergy Sector Awards Here

August 6, 2022

BCBN is Requesting Your Nomination for the BC Bioenergy Sector Awards
We are seeking nominations for leaders who have made meaningful contributions to advance the bioenergy sector in B.C. Please complete this short form to nominate an individual who has made a positive impact in these categories: Researcher (Academia), Champion (Government/Non-Profit), and Changemaker (Industry/Entrepreneur).


The awards ceremony will take place on Bioenergy Day on October 20th, 2022, hosted by BC Bioenergy Network. Registration details will be provided soon.


More about the BC Bioenergy Sector Awards Here.

March 2, 2022

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.

The study was released earlier today, read it here: https://lnkd.in/gdbp2DVJ

Learn more here: https://lnkd.in/gmqmyMKN

January 30, 2022

BCBN Presents: 2021 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 2022.

Read 2021 Year In Review Here: https://lnkd.in/g7NQG7eu


December 6, 2021

Our November Special Guest was Stefan Muller, President of Vyterra Renewables; and Senior Vice President, Project Engineering at Ensyn Corporation. Stefan’s presentation was titled “Accelerating Decarbonization” on Tuesday, November 23rd.

December 6, 2021

The report is fifth in a series commissioned annually by Advanced Biofuels Canada and independently authored by Navius Research. It provides an evaluation of Canadian renewable and low carbon fuel policies and their impact on fuel consumption, greenhouse has (GHG) emissions reduction, and consumer costs.

November 2, 2021

The CICE was founded by the Government of British Columbia, Government of Canada and Shell Canada and will bring together innovators, industry, governments and academics to accelerate the commercialization and scale-up of B.C.-based clean energy technologies. It is also intended to be a catalyst for new partnerships and world-leading innovation to deliver near- and longer-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions.

November 2, 2021

The Province is contributing $2 million from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund to support the engineering and design of a first-of-its-kind plant in Merritt to capture carbon dioxide and convert it to clean fuels, creating new jobs and economic opportunities in B.C.’s cleantech sector.

November 2, 2021

Arbios Biotech (Arbios), a joint venture of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. (Canfor) and Licella Holdings Ltd. (Licella), is pleased to announce the decision to proceed with the development of a pioneering biomass to low carbon biofuel plant in Prince George, British Columbia.

November 2, 2021

The provincial government is investing $4.28 million to expand the Vancouver landfill’s gas-capture system through the CleanBC Industry Fund, with matching funds from the City of Vancouver.

November 2, 2021

This week, Seaspan Ferries Corporation (Seaspan) became the first Canadian marine company to pilot the use of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced by its roll-on, roll-off liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered marine fleet.

November 2, 2021

Renewable Cities is seeking a Senior Land Use Solutions Planner to advance discourse, policy and practice on urban land use, carbon management, affordability and sustainability.

November 2, 2021

The CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 plan accelerates measures in B.C.’s continent-leading climate plan that has been proven effective and introduces new ideas to help B.C. achieve the Paris emissions reduction targets for 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050.

Learn More Here

Download the Roadmap Here

October 22, 2021

We were pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 BC Bioenergy Sector Awards at our online celebration on October 20th. Congratulations to Jack Saddler, David Bennett and Michael Rensing! If you missed it, view the recording here.

Learn more here. 

October 19, 2021

Tomorrow is BC Bioenergy Day!

Are you curious to find out who is receiving a BC Bioenergy Sector Award? Do you want to explore sector highlights and test your trivia knowledge? Tomorrow, October 20th, join BC Bioenergy Network from 10am to 11am PT at BC Bioenergy Day, a first-of-its-kind celebration of BC accomplishments and the presentation of the inaugural BC Bioenergy Sector Awards.

In addition to hearing from the winners of the BC Bioenergy Sector Awards, the online event will feature comments from Special Guests: Doug Hooper, Director, Policy and Regulations, at Advanced Biofuels CanadaDavid Schick, Vice President of Canadian Fuels Association – Association canadienne des carburants, Western Division and Don G. Roberts, Chair of the Board at #Arbios Biotech. Our Special Guests will provide their insights on the bioeconomy in BC.

Last Change to Register: https://lnkd.in/ggJkVqe5

October 14, 2021

BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) invites you to attend BC Bioenergy Day, a celebration of accomplishments and the presentation of the inaugural BC Bioenergy Sector Awards.
In addition to hearing from the winners of the inaugural BC Bioenergy Sector awards, the online event will feature comments from Special Guests including: Doug Hooper, Director, Policy and Regulations, at Advanced Biofuels Canada; and David Schick, Vice President of Canadian Fuels Association, Western Division. Our Special Guests will provide their insights on the bioeconomy in BC. Save your spot today!
The event will take place from 10am to 11am PT on Wednesday, October 20th. 

Register Here

Learn More Here: 

September 29, 2021

Last Call for Nominations for the BC Bioenergy Sector Awards!

Do you know someone who deserves recognition in the BC Bioenergy Sector? Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate them for the BC Bioenergy Sector Awards. Nominations are due TOMORROW, September 30th. The process only takes 5 minutes, submit your nomination today!

Awards will be presented the online BC Bioenergy Day event on October 20th, 2021.

Learn more here: https://lnkd.in/dA3Y8BBk

Submit a nomination here: https://lnkd.in/gHD-CMia

June 30, 2021

Proponent Questions regarding the RFP for BC Renewable and Low Carbon Gas Supply Potential Study have been answered.

View questions and answers here.

June 16, 2021

BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN), The Province, and FortisBC endeavour to determine the total supply potential of renewable and low carbon gases in British Columbia, and the cost of producing them. This analysis will inform the Provincial government’s CleanBC Roadmap to achieve the 2030 target and future actions by natural gas utilities.

The RFP can be downloaded here.

Read more here.


February 1, 2021

Biomass Energy Network (BEN) and BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) have partnered to present another panel discussion titled – “Clean Fuel Standard: Fueling Conversation”.

The discussion will take place from 9:00am – 12:00pm PST / 10:00am – 1:00pm MST on Wednesday, February 17th.

We are pleased to announce the two managers of the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) Clean Fuel Standard (CFS), Lorri Thompson and Lauren Clarke will be participating in this event.

Register Here. 


December 7, 2020

With the pending release of the Canadian National Hydrogen Strategy, BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) is pleased to announce the completion of a business case analyzing potential hydrogen production by British Columbia’s (B.C.’s) pulp and paper sector.

Learn More Here.

March 17, 2020

BC Bioenergy Network (BCBN) has been following the recent developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  As an organization that hosts events or participates in public meetings and other gatherings involving employees, contractors, and guests, BCBN is mindful of our responsibilities to not contribute to the potential spread of COVID-19.

As per the recommendations of the BC Government, BCBN is practicing social distancing and will work remotely for at least two weeks. We will replace or reschedule all face-to-face meetings with tele/videoconference meetings. The April meeting for the West Coast Bioenergy Guild will take place by way of videoconference in the morning instead of in the evening. We invite all those interested to tune-in if their schedule permits.

We thank you for your understanding.

Kind Regards,

Scott Stanners

February 21, 2020

BCBN Recently Commissioned a B.C. Hydrogen Study, completed by Zen Clean Energy Solutions.

Read the full report here.








Media Contact

BC Bioenergy Network provides accredited journalists with the assistance they need to develop coverage quickly and accurately.  We are pleased to coordinate interviews with members of the executive team to help secure other materials that may assist reporting, and to help fact check information.

Scott Stanners, Ph.D.
Executive Director
BC Bioenergy Network
cell: 604-889-4549