June 9, 2014 – GLOBE Performance Solutions organized a one-day workshop in March 2014 on Advancing Community Biogas Technologies. The main purpose of the workshop was to promote efforts under the US-Canada Clean EnergyDialogue(CED) to advance clean energy technologies and reduce greenhouse (GHG) emissions. The workshop served to:
– Encourage dialogue amongst Canadian and US stakeholders in industry, academia and government who have an interest in the development and application of community-based biogas technologies;
– Identify the technology performance expectations and verification needs of key stakeholders; and
– Identify barriers to the advancement and widespread deployment of community-based biogastechnologies, such as gaps in knowledge, insufficient research and development (R&D) investment, market acceptance, capital and operating costs, technology risk, etc.
An initial draft report summarizing participants’ inputs and workshop conclusions was completed by GPS and submitted to Environment Canada at the end of March. Environment Canada has since requested further elaboration of the report to include specific industry recommendations and proposed actions. A revised version of the final report is expected to be completed by mid- to late-August 2014.