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Techno-economic options analysis for renewable natural gas (bio-RNG) projects using forest biomass feedstock in Alberta

Solicitation number NRCan- 5000018271

Publication date

Closing date and time 2015/11/13 13:00 EST

Last amendment date


    Description

    Canada’s oil sands industry is an important contributor to the Canadian economy and a significant consumer of natural gas. However, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity of oil sands extraction and upgrading has been highlighted as a major concern by numerous stakeholders. Bioenergy derived from forest biomass is generally considered to have less embodied GHG emissions than comparative fossil-fuels when sustainable harvest practices are utilized. This provides an opportunity for the energy sector to blend forest-derived bio-fuels with fossil fuels for improved GHG emissions performance while providing investment and employment opportunities in the forestry sector.

    There has been limited research into the potential for bioenergy and bioproducts to contribute to environmental and economic improvements in Alberta’s energy sector. As part of their involvement with the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), Natural Resources Canada – Canadian Forest Service contracted TorchLight Bioresources to conduct a screening level assessment of the opportunities to utilize forest products in existing and future oil sands operations. Further analysis was contracted to estimate the life-cycle GHG-emissions associated with forest-based bioenergy projects including the generation of renewable natural gas (bio-RNG) generation for use in combined heat-and-power (bio-CHP) applications and for injection into existing natural gas pipelines. Further technical and economic investigation is required to accurately identify opportunities and accelerate the commercialization of these technologies.

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Organization
    Natural Resources Canada
    Address
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Canada
    Contracting authority
    Grady, Carli
    Phone
    343-292-8364
    Address
    580 Booth ST, 5-D4-1
    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0E4
    CA

    Buying organization(s)

    Organization
    Natural Resources Canada
    Address
    580 Booth St
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0E4
    Canada
    Bidding details

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    Tender documents
    Document title Amendment no. Language Unique downloads Date added
    English
    15
    French
    15
    English
    16
    French
    16
    English
    9
    French
    9
    English
    22
    French
    22
    000
    English
    83
    000
    French
    26

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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    Language(s)
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    National Capital Region (NCR)
    Region of opportunity
    Canada
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding

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