Sprint 5 – BC Bioenergy Network

Partner: BC Bioenergy Network
Facilitator: Delphi and Tessellate

The Issue and Challenge

The Issue: Cost-effective nutrient recovery from on-farm anaerobic digestate and related product exportability.

The Challenge: This Challenge seeks solutions that can help to improve the economics of British Columbia’s renewable natural gas (RNG) supply chain. More specifically, the Challenge seeks nutrient recovery technologies (NRTs) that can produce a concentrated, higher-value product (e.g., organic fertilizer) from the digestate produced from on-farm anaerobic digestion technology and/or make this product more easily and cost-effectively transportable off-site.   The successful technologies or engineering process improvements will:

  • Improve the business case for pipeline-grade RNG production by developing or adapting a technology to improve nutrient recovery processes and/or the development of higher value products from digestate.
  • Describe a path to commercial viability.

Click here to Download the Challenge Statement 

Submit your proposal to info@foresightcac.com

  Submission Deadline: February 28, 2018

Innovation Sprint Finalists

1. Muddy River Technologies (www.muddyriver.ca)

2. CH Four (www.chfour.ca) and BioPolynet (www.biopolynet.com)


3. Trident Processes (tridentprocesses.com)

Click here for Announcement of Sprint Winners (Press Release)

Innovation Sprint Winner

For further information, download the following:

• BCBN Challenge Definition & Application Guidelines
• BCBN Challenge FAQ

• Webinar Orientation for Innovation Partners – Video / PDF

• Webinar Orientation for Innovators