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West Coast Bioenergy Guild with Special Guest: David Bennett, FortisBC - Shared screen with speaker view
David Bennett
04:44
David Bennett Director, Renewable Gas and Low Carbon Fuels
Gordon Floe
04:56
Gordon Floe; Principal, NLK Consulting
David Bennett
05:04
davida.bennett@fortisbc.com
David Bennett
05:09
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dave-bennett-54a0a732/
Ashley Callister
05:34
Ashley Callister, Operations Manager at BC Bioenergy Network, ashley.callister@bcbioenergy.ca
Ghazal Feiz
05:36
Ghazal Feiz, Research Engineer in RNG production, G4 Insights, gfeiz@ubc.ca
Zeanne Mendonsa
05:37
Zeanne Mendonsa, Mechanical Engineering Graduate, https://www.linkedin.com/in/zeannemendonsa/, zeannemendonsa@cmail.carleton.ca
Ralohn Hunt (BCBN)
05:37
Ralohn Hunt, Project Director, BC Bioenergy Network, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ralohnhunt/
dhoekstra
05:49
Donald Hoekstra dhoekstra6@msn.com
Christopher Bush
05:57
Christopher Bush, Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society. https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-bush-a7171a10/ chris@catalystpower.org We built what is now Fraser Valley Biogas, starting the farm to pipeline opportunity.
skaratzos
06:02
Sergios Karatzos, Renewable Feedstocks Coordinator, Parkland Refining BC. sergios.karatzos@parkland.ca https://www.linkedin.com/in/sergios-karatzos/
Issa Hassan (he/him)
06:03
Issa Hassan
Sandeep Sharma
06:24
Sandeep Sharma, Manager-Market Development, FortisBC Alternative Energy Services Inc.
Sandeep Sharma
06:27
L: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandeep-sharma-3106229/E: sandeep.sharma@fortisbc.com
Jonathan Tyler
06:32
Jonathan Tyler, Sr Advisor - Policy & Incentives, Parkland Refining BC
Jonathan Tyler
06:39
Jonathan.Tyler@parkland.ca
Issa Hassan (he/him)
06:48
Issa Hassan; GHG quantifier/verifier; isssa.hassan@carbonhijackservices.ca
Faisal Mirza - Solid Waste
07:05
Hi everybody, this is Faisal Mirza from the City of Vancouver (Faisal.Mirza@vancouver.ca). I used to work for FortisBC (formerly Terasen Gas) with Dave a long time ago. He's great and I see some of my former colleagues here! Great to be here! Faisal
Alex Boston
07:12
Alex Boston, Renewable Cities, SFU MJ Wosk Centre 4 Dialogue
Alex Boston
07:24
a_boston@sfu.ca
Derek de Candole - City of Kamloops
07:40
Derek de Candole - Community Energy Specialist - City of Kamloops - ddecandole@kamloops.ca
Mohsen Mandegari
07:52
Mohsen Mandegari, Research Scientist, UBC, BC-SMART low carbon fuel consortium, https://www.bc-smart.ca/contact-us-2/
Scott Stanners
08:17
Scott Stanners, Executive Director, BC Bioenergy Network, scott.stanners@bcbioenergy.ca, https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottstanners?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_contact_details%3Bgz5wqYlHTAyfAzXFgKIcIA%3D%3D
James Mattie - Stantec
08:33
James Mattie, PM, Stantec; Biogas & Renewables Portfolio James.mattie@stantec.com; https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-mattie-p-eng-29241a22/
dhoekstra
09:37
https://www.linkedin.com/in/don-hoekstra-3385711
Kel Coulson
10:45
Good morning - Kel Coulson with ECCC. Recently worked with Jonathan Tyler and Sergios at Parkland.
Shin Yamaguchi
11:20
Good Morning - Shin Yamaguchi with Mitsui & Co. (Canada).
Brendan
11:26
Brendan Rock, Analyst, Brightspot Climate
rmda
11:38
Reese Dawes, Account Manager, Utilities, Spartan Controls Ltd;https://www.linkedin.com/in/reese-dawes-6a8b1312/
Christopher Bush
12:58
We're working on it Dave!! We'll give you the lowest CI score too. #Ag4theSDGs #PoopSoup #CleanBC
Vivek Warrier
13:22
Vivek Warrier, Partner and Co-Head of National Energy Industry Team at Bennett Jones LLP https://www.linkedin.com/in/vivek-warrier-7b162a1/
Ralohn Hunt (BCBN)
14:48
Hi everyone. Please feel free to post your questions in the chat.
Omar Herrera
22:48
Omar Herrera, Senior Program Manager, UBC. https://www.linkedin.com/in/omarhh/
Paul Kadota
24:00
True that, David. Innovation takes a looong time!
Faisal Mirza - Solid Waste
24:39
I agree Paul, I was at FortsBC in 2007 and it was just starting.
Christopher Bush
27:06
There is a tremendous history book on on-farm biogas in BC live at the EcoDairy in Abbotsford now. Pioneers assembled, and back in the battle! A BUNCH of BCBN $$ resurrected.
Faisal Mirza - Solid Waste
27:45
Vancouver Landfill RNG project with City of Vancouver and FortisBC is on its way to being constructed!
Paul Kadota
28:01
On H2, at Std Pressure, energy density is just 30% of CH4. Is the idea to pressurize to densify?
Thomas Cheney
28:20
Was syngas (from wood) for large industries (e.g. pulp mills) considered in the analysis?
Nick Fedorkiw
34:34
As a business, if I buy RNG from Fortis, do I get any kind of environmental attribute certificate (REC, offset, etc) so I can demonstrate my RNG consumption to my stakeholders such as customers, employees, investors?
Thomas Cheney
37:50
Wouldn't the RNG be used reduce organizational GHG emissions? Basically, RNG would reduce scope 1 emissions.
Nick Fedorkiw
38:34
Thanks for answering my question!
Christopher Bush
38:53
Where are we with the province increasing the limit from 5%?
Sara Eskandarifar
39:42
How much more expensive is RNG? At what carbon price is it justified to use RNG?
Ralohn Hunt (BCBN)
40:37
I will wait to the end of Dave's presentation to address questions, keep them coming though.
Sara Eskandarifar
41:01
If RNG from bio syngas is one pathway of RNG production, what are the other processes for RNG generation?
Brendan
44:24
I understand one of the limitations of RNG facilities is they need a large amount of waste, making it unviable for smaller communities. Has there been any considerations on how RNG facilities can be incorporated into smaller communities (Not including landfill gas collection)?
Sara Eskandarifar
45:16
What type of biomass are you considering for RNG? If it's residual biomass only, wouldn't we quickly run out?
Alex Boston
46:38
Fortis is going through a Long T. Integrated Resources Planning process. So is BC Hydro. BC Gov is doing extensive GHG and energy management planning. We are dealing w unprecedented requirements for changes in supply and demand across different sectors w big cascading implications to meet ambitious GHG reduction imperatives. Existing planning processes are not v integrated nor do they facilitate the step changes we need. Dave -- how do we strengthen integrated planning and support transformative change?
James Mattie - Stantec
49:27
@sara There are many organic based feed sources that can be used for RNG production. Some organics offer higher production rates of RNG then others but there are a lot of organic sources to use up so running out wouldn't be too high of a risk. One benefit of RNG is the organic source can be specific and tailored to what is readily available in the community you are in (i.e. agriculture, forestry, breweries/distilleries, etc.)
Zeanne Mendonsa
53:15
Just a comment, great presentation I am a student looking to get into renewable energy and I learnt lots of great info on RNG. Thanks David!
Faisal Mirza - Solid Waste
54:20
Hi all, I have to run. Dave, great job. Thanks Scott, Ralohn, Ashley, and the team! Cheers, Faisal
Jessica Verhagen
54:46
Likewise, thanks Dave for the great presentation!
Jonathan Tyler
56:06
Dave, thanks for the great presentation.
Christopher Bush
56:16
Great to see you in this new role Mr. Bennett! Apologies, I have to jump, but we will be talking a lot, very soon! So happy to see the world get here finally.
Ashley Callister
56:18
Thank you for joining us!Next Guild Event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrduipqDkjHtMGxPmA4aJDut4hql-nY3xfJoin our Mailing Lists: https://bcbioenergy.ca/Join our Guild LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4862430/
dhoekstra
58:17
Lots of RNG generation potential at municipal Wastewater Treatment plants (anaerobic digesters) utilizing existing infrastructure for co-digestion with food waste
Thomas Cheney
59:34
California is looking quite seriously at codigestion of food waste at waste water treatment plants.
Mohsen Mandegari
01:02:24
David, thanks for the presentation and BCBN thanks for the arrangements
Mitsui/Jackie
01:02:33
Great Presentation, David! Thank you for sharing your insights!
James Mattie - Stantec
01:02:34
thanks David.
Omar Herrera
01:02:39
Thanks, David!
Zeanne Mendonsa
01:02:45
Thanks David!
Alex Boston
01:02:46
@Sara on feedstocks• Landfill gas and sewage treatment gas upgrading• Anaerobic digesters: ag waste, municipal organic food and yard waste, pulp/waste water• Syngas: wood waste, biosolids..
Alex Boston
01:02:49
@Sara
rmda
01:02:50
Thank you David!
Kiem Diep
01:02:53
Really good to hear about what Fortis is doing. Started my career there many years ago (first as BC Gas and then Terasen Gas). Exciting to see Fortis going further down the renewable energy route. Thanks West Coast Bioenergy Guild for organising. Good to see Dave after many years!
Sam
01:03:04
thanks David
Alex Boston
01:03:18
@Sara — BC Gov, FortisBC feedstock report: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/farming-natural-resources-and-industry/electricity-alternative-energy/transportation/renewable-low-carbon-fuels/resource_supply_potential_for_renewable_natural_gas_in_bc_public_version.pdf
Maarten den Ouden
01:03:43
thank you, great presentation
Sandeep Sharma
01:03:56
Thanks Everyone !!
skaratzos
01:04:10
thanks David and Guild team!