BC Bioenergy Network

Partnering for a Greener Future

Organizations

BC Safety Authority
The BC Safety Authority mandates the safe installation and use of technical equipment, including various bioenergy systems. They also issue permits and licences, educate and conduct onsite inspections in higher-risk installations.


BC Sustainable Energy Association
The BC Sustainable Energy Association (BCSEA) is a member-based, non-profit organization that supports the sustainable production, distribution, and consumption of energy in British Columbia and beyond. The association collaborates with governments, industry, universities and other institutions, other non-governmental organizations, and citizens to put in place the conditions needed to accelerate the province’s transition to a lower-carbon economy.


Canadian Biogas Association
The Canadian Biogas Association is a member driven association promoting the development of biogas which represents all aspects of the biogas sector.


Canadian Foundation for Innovation
The Canada Foundation for Innovation is an independent corporation created by the Government of Canada to fund research infrastructure. Its mandate is to strengthen the capacity of Canadian universities, colleges, research hospitals and non-profit research institutions to carry out world-class research and technology development that benefits Canadians. Since its creation in 1997, it has committed more than $3.8 billion in support of 5,746 projects at 128 research institutions in 64 municipalities across Canada.


Community Energy Association
The Community Energy Association, with the support of its partners including the Province of BC and the Union of BC Municipalities, is the ‘first stop’ for local government leaders addressing energy sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction.


FortisBC

FortisBC delivers natural gas and piped propane to homes and businesses throughout BC. They’re focused on connecting their customers safely, efficiently and reliably to the energy and services they need. With approximately 920,000 customers in 125 communities, FortisBC provides service to 95 per cent of BC’s natural gas customers and is one of the largest natural gas utilities in Canada.

FortisBC on Renewable Natural Gas: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI0Hv3DJWQI


Indigenous Clean Energy Network
The Indigenous Clean Energy (ICE) Network is the go to resource for Indigenous clean energy action in Canada.  The ICE Network is focused on creating space that supports the continued growth Indigenous participation in the clean energy sector.


International District Energy Association
The International District Energy Association (IDEA) is a nonprofit trade association of district energy professionals, whose support and collaborative input have enabled the organization to inform, connect and advance the district energy industry since the Association was founded in 1909.


Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
The mission of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions is to partner with governments, the private sector, other researchers and civil society, in order to undertake research on, monitor and assess the potential impacts of climate change and to assess, develop and promote viable mitigation and adaptation options to better inform climate change policies and actions.


Wood2Energy 

Working with Ecostrat and other partners, the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities has developed this comprehensive database of wood to energy conversion facilitates in the United States and Canada.

Originally developed and hosted by the University of Tennessee, this is the third edition of the web tool, with previous versions supported by the sponsors highlighted below. Today, wood is an important source of renewable energy in the United States and a primary source of fuel for much of the world.


World Bioenergy Association
The World Bioenergy Association (WBA) is the global organization dedicated to supporting and representing the wide range of actors in the bioenergy sector. Its members include national and regional bioenergy organisations, institutions, companies and individuals. The purpose of WBA is to promote the increasing utilisation of bioenergy globally in an efficient, sustainable, economic and environmentally friendly way. Since its foundation in May 2008, WBA has been working to address a number of pressing issues including certification, sustainability, standardisation, bioenergy promotion, and the debates about bioenergy´s impact on food, land-use and water supply.


Please send suggestions for additional links to darren.frew@bcbioenergy.ca