7:30am 7:30am

The Power of Waste: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for Oregon

Plan to join us for a day-long workshop – hosted by Energy Vision and NW Natural – on Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and its importance as an energy and fuel resource that can help Oregon meet climate goals and economic opportunities.

NW Natural, 220 NW 2nd Ave, Portland, OR 97209

At this event you will learn about: 

  • Closing the loop on emissions and organic waste
  • Cleaning up fuels and fleets with RNG
  • Low carbon uses and high-value markets
  • Biogas case studies: wastewater, landfills, farms and forests
  • Latest technology in RNG production
  • Policy pathways and economic opportunities for Oregon and the Pacific Northwest

 For more information, including access to the Draft Agenda, HERE.

 The "Power of Waste" is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP HERE.

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to Sep 27

NGVAmerica Annual Summit at N. American Commercial Vehicle Show

The 2017 NGVAmerica Annual Meeting & Industry Summit will be held September 26-27 in Atlanta.  It will take place during the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show, which is a new truck show aimed exclusively at large commercial vehicle fleets.  Both events will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center and will offer our members great opportunities to network.

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to Oct 11

Argus California Carbon and LCFS Summit


The 2017 Argus California Carbon and LCFS Summit returns to Napa, October 9 - 11.

North America’s carbon, emissions, and fuels markets are in a state of uncertainty under today’s policies. The current state of the California’s Cap-and-Trade and LCFS program  as well as federal emission initiatives have market participants questioning the future of their emissions obligations. 

Join over 250 of your peers in Napa to better understand the changing dynamics of California's carbon and fuels markets as well as federal and emerging state emissions programs! 

A 15% discount is available to RNG Coalition Members during registration. Please contact for the discount code.

Find more information and register HERE.

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to Oct 26

U.S. Biogas 2017

Capture, Utilize and Monetize Biogas in Multiple Markets by attending U.S. Biogas 2017, October 25-26 at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley. 

View the Agenda HERE, and Register HERE.

Join over 200 biogas and RNG experts at the 2016 conference to learn how to develop profitable biogas projects using a variety of feedstocks and project configurations.

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9:00am 9:00am

EPA Hearing on 2018 RVO Proposed Rule

Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.

The deadline to RSVP has now passed.

Testimony will be verbal only. There are no accommodations for other electronic visual supporting devices.  If your verbal testimony includes the use of graphics, please bring hard copies to provide to the EPA representatives presiding at the hearing.  If you plan to bring written testimony, you can turn it in at the registration desk.  Since all testimony will be submitted to the docket for this rulemaking, please also send an electronic version of your testimony to this address either before the hearing or shortly thereafter.

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Free Webinar: What's new in the Alternative Fuel Life-Cycle Environmental and Economic Transportation (AFLEET) Tool

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST / 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT

Andrew Burnham, from Argonne National Laboratory, will discuss updates to the AFLEET Tool, including adding idle reduction, renewable diesel, and low-NOx AFV engines to the tool. Andrew has created the AFLEET Tool for Clean Cities stakeholders to estimate the environmental (and economic) impacts of AFVs. You can find both the AFLEET Tool spreadsheet and user manual here and on the Alternative Fuels Data Center website.

Register HERE

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to Jul 26

BIO - World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology provides a unique forum for business executives, government officials, academic researchers and industry leaders to share the latest advances in renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, enzymes, food ingredients, biofuels and more! 

Sign up to receive updates about the conference: click here.

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Webinar: Economic Impacts of Deploying RNG in Low NOx Natural Gas Trucks

July 14th, 2-3:30pm (ET) / 11-12:30pm (PT)

Speakers: Johannes Escudero (Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas), Thomas Lawson (California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition), and Philip Sheehy (ICF)

To RSVP visit:

California is dealing with a challenge that is three-fold: reduce air quality pollutants, cut greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change - and reduce petroleum consumption. Heavy-duty diesel truck transportation is a major contributor to the issues that comprise this challenge. Despite progress in addressing this challenge, more aggressive and immediately deployable strategies are required to achieve California’s overlapping clean air and climate change objectives. Replacing or converting heavy-duty diesel engines with low NOx natural gas engines, fueled by Renewable natural gas (RNG) produced in California, is one of these strategies. The potential for the combination of low NOx trucks fueled by RNG presents a compelling economic opportunity, and represents one of the few opportunities to further develop a sustainable and robust alternative, ultra-low carbon transportation fuel industry in California.

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8:30am 8:30am

Policy Panel: "Reimagining the waste stream. If we send zero waste to landfills where will it go?” 

A panel discussion sponsored by the New York League for Conservation Voters (NYLCV) on July 13th (from 8:30am to 12:30pm) entitled: "Reimagining the waste stream. If we send zero waste to landfills where will it go?” 

The speakers will include Joanna Underwood, Chair of Energy Vision - an RNG Coalition member. 

The event will be held at the NYU Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 295 Lafayette St. 2nd Floor. 

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to Jul 6

UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas EXPO 2017

Interested in the UK and European markets?

RNG Coalition members are eligible to receive 50% off their EXPO space registration for the UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo, July 5-6 at NEC in Birmingham, UK.

This event is the international hub of the AD & Biogas industry. Don't miss out on networking with a global audience of industry experts, suppliers, business partners and prospects.

Learn more and register HERE.

If interested in taking advantage of the EXPO space discount (offered to RNG Coalition members who are not also members of ADBA), please contact Tori Abiola at

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2:30pm 2:30pm

U.S. Natural Gas Caucus Briefing - State of natural gas: abundant reserves, jobs, and geopolitical futures

RSVP by June 27.

2322 Rayburn House Office Building

Natural gas topics include: an update on domestic and global issues and opportunities facing the U.S. Natural Gas Industry.

With the first ever U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) exports arriving in Poland this past April, and another shipment scheduled to arrive in Northern Europe in early June, it is a particularly unique and opportune time for both Members of Congress and staff to learn about the domestic and global outlook for the U.S. natural gas industry.

Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 27th to David Rardin (Johnson;, John Busovsky (Thompson;, Scott Petersen (Costa;, or Justin Ackley (Green;

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Webinar: California Funding for Natural Gas Goods Movement Trucks

Thursday, June 29 - 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET

Join SoCalGas for a webinar to learn about funding available for natural gas vehicles (NGVs) through the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District's Proposition 1B: Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program. Natural gas trucks offer the most cost-effective NOx emission reduction benefits and can provide the power, performance, and range needed to move freight throughout California and beyond.

Get complimentary NGV funding application assistance from SoCalGas!

Register HERE.


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9:30am 9:30am

California IEPR Proceeding Workshop to Discuss RNG

The California Energy Commission, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), and California Air Resources Board (ARB) will jointly conduct a workshop to discuss recommendations on the development of renewable gas (including biogas & biomethane) for electricity and transportation fuel to reduce short-lived climate pollutants, as required in the 2017 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) proceeding under Senate Bill 1383 (Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016).

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
9:30 A.M.
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION (Remote access available -- see details below)
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
Sacramento, California

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Germany-California Bioenergy Symposium Conference

The German American Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to the first Germany California Bioenergy Symposium Complimentary All-Day Conference with Networking at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento.

This exclusive knowledge exchange between U.S. and German experts in the bioenergy field is a unique opportunity to hear from high-level speakers and meet with companies from both countries. The full-day symposium focuses on different approaches on both sides of the Atlantic and includes presentations from German and American bioenergy experts. Attendees of the conference will learn about the latest developments in the bioenergy sector and can meet with German companies to discuss potential synergies.

Attendance is complimentary, and RSVP is required

Register HERE, and View the Program HERE.

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California ARB Dairy and Livestock Subgroup #2: Fostering Markets for Digester Projects

California Air Resources Board (ARB) will host the Dairy and Livestock Working Group Subgroup #2 (Fostering Markets for Digester Projects). The meeting goals include consensus on mission statements, deliverables, ground rules, initial work assignments and upcoming meeting schedules to facilitate the development of measures to reduce dairy and livestock emissions pursuant to RNG Coalition supported SB 1383 (2016). View meeting details HERE, and further information HERE.

SB 1383, among other provisions, requires ARB to work with a broad range of stakeholders to identify and address technical, market, regulatory and other challenges and barriers to the development of dairy methane emissions reduction projects in California. 

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9:00am 9:00am

Argus Consulting RINs and RFS Training

Join Argus Consulting for a full day of A to Z training on the RFS and RINs market at Hilton Houston Post Oak.

Sponsored and Co-presented by Sashi Menon, CEO of EcoEngineers.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Basic fundamentals: RFS rules and RINs markets
  • Product costs and RINs price pass-through: The ugly truth
  • US biofuels market, constraints and opportunities for ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and bio gas
  • RFS risk factors and related biofuels policy forecasts
  • Influences from policy (CAFE, blender tax credit, LCFS, state incentives)
  • Buyer practices in an unhedged market
  • Long and short term strategies driving the market

Register HERE.

View the agenda and more information HERE.

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to May 23

RNG Summit, Federal Fly-In & Mid-Year Networking Event in Washington D.C.

Mark your calendars for May 22-23, when the RNG Coalition will host its annual Federal Fly-In and Mid-Year Networking event in Washington DC. 

An RNG Summit on the afternoon of Monday, May 22, is a new addition to this year's activities. Meetings on Capitol Hill are scheduled for Tuesday, May 23. 

As is annual tradition, the event will conclude with our Mid-Year Networking event at Nationals Ballpark on the evening of May 23 to watch the Washington Nationals take on the Seattle Mariners. 

Contact RNG Coalition staff for more information. 

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8:00am 8:00am

UC Riverside RNG Symposium & Center for RNG Ribbon Cutting

Join UC Riverside Center for Environmental Research & Technology on May 17 at our Renewable Natural Gas Symposium for an engaging discussion on the key benefits and challenges of moving the production of renewable natural gas (RNG) from pilot-scale demonstration projects to widespread commercial production and utilization.

In keeping with the mission of newly opened Center for Renewable Natural Gas (CRNG), the symposium will examine opportunities to improve technology (e.g., production efficiencies) and mitigate common barriers (e.g., regulatory issues, feedstock logistics/pretreatment challenges, high capital costs). Discussions will include:

  • RNG Policy in California – Past & Future
  • Renewable Hydrogen – Nexus of Fuels and Power 
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Decarbonization
  • RNG's Role in Mitigating Short Lived Climate Pollutants
  • Utility-Scale Power-to-Gas
  • Thermochemical RNG Production

A ribbon cutting ceremony and CRNG tour will be held. Symposium speakers will include RNG Coalition CEO Johannes Escudero and representatives from several RNG Coalition members.

Register HERE.

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9:00am 9:00am

Workshop: Today's Natural Gas Port Trucks

Join California Natural Gas Vehicles Coalition (CNGVC) and California Natural Gas Vehicles Partnership (CNGVP) on April 25 for this educational one-day workshop (9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) to learn the facts about today's natural gas trucks. Attendees will hear:

  • Firsthand fleet experiences with today's natural gas engine technology (power, performance, reliability)
  • Details on how trucks with Cummins Westport’s ultra-low NOx natural gas engines are equivalent to battery electric trucks based on lifecycle emissions
  • Information about after-sales support, service, and maintenance to ensure uptime performance
  • An overview on ultra-low carbon renewable natural gas--how it's produced, greenhouse gas emission benefits, market availability, and procurement state

View more information and register HERE.

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to Apr 12

Green Transportation Summit & Expo

The RNG Coalition has been invited to speak at The Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE), the Pacific Northwest region’s premier fleet modernization and alternative fuels event. GTSE events offer the best combination of information-packed sessions, prominent national and regional speakers, and the latest technologies from industry leaders. 

April 11-12, Portland Expo Center, Portland, Oregon.

Go HERE for more information or to register. 

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8:00am 8:00am


Port of Los Angeles - San Pedro, California

A tech showcase and collaborative experience - Join the visionaries shaping the 22nd century.

The purpose of IGNITE22 is to connect the public sector and designers/builders with technology companies to collaborate on how existing and emerging technologies can solve some of the problems surrounding the delivery of specific projects like the I-710 potential Zero Emission Corridor, LAWA LAX modernization program, and RNG projects. 

RNG Coalition members are eligible for a $20 registration discount.

Learn more and register HERE.

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Argus Webinar - US Biofuels and RINs Outlook: One nation under Trump

11:00 AM Eastern / 8:00 AM Pacific

Join Argus as we discuss:

  • The status of the RIN bank & update on 2016 compliance
  • What is the fate of the Biodiesel Blender Tax Credit?
  • Policy shifts from new department leadership: Pruitt, Tillerson, Icahn and That-Dancing-With-The-Stars-Guy
  • CAFÉ, RFS, Border Adjustment Tax: Which changes will matter most?
  • 2017 compliance strategies
  • RINs price outlook
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8:00am 8:00am

Wisconsin Biogas Council Launch Event

University of Wisconsin Green Bay - Kress Events Center, Special Events Room

Event Schedule:

  • Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • Welcome & Introduction to the Wisconsin Biogas Council
  • UW-Green Bay Welcome from the Dean of the College of Science & Technology
  • Biogas Processing Panel Discussion
  • Networking Break
  • Biogas CHP Systems
  • Virtual Pipeline Systems
  • Transportation Fuel Market Opportunities
  • RFS, LCFS and Energy Credit Markets
  • Farm Anaerobic Digester Tour / Additional Networking Opportunity
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to Feb 22

ReThink Methane Symposium

Sacramento, CA - Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

Learn how renewable methane can help California:

  • Achieve GHG emissions reduction objectives in SB 32, AB 197, and SB 1383
  • Integrate sustainability goals for organic waste (ag, food, forestry, and wastewater)
  • Accelerate development of practical, large-scale storage for renewable power
  • Facilitate the creation of a low-carbon hydrogen supply for a fuel cell future
  • Create economic development opportunities for disadvantaged regions

For more details, go HERE


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to Feb 15

Energy Independence Summit 2017

Energy Independence Summit 2017 is the nation’s premier clean transportation policy summit. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for Clean Cities Coalitions and leaders in the clean transportation industry to network and build partnerships with each other, and with key Congressional and Administration policymakers in Washington, DC.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Meet with leaders of the new President’s Administration and key Congressional leaders.
  • Learn how you can benefit from investments from the Volkswagen Settlement.
  • Network with the nation’s Clean Cities Coalitions and top industry leaders.
  • Participate in Roundtable discussions with DOE, EPA, DOT, USDA, and DOD.
  • Learn about new technologies and market developments that are driving the alternative fuels industry forward.
  • Participate in Capitol Hill Day meetings and educate your Members of Congress about your successful projects achieved in partnership with government and industry.
  • Attend the Capitol Hill Day reception hosted by UPS.
  • Attend the Salute to Clean Cities reception.

EIS 2017 will take place at the attractive Liaison Hotel, conveniently located just a few blocks from the nation’s Capitol Building.

Register HERE.

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to Feb 10

Energy, Utility & Environment Conference

  • San Diego Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

EUEC 2017 is the U.S.'s largest Energy Utility Environment Conference, and will be held February 8-10 at the San Diego Convention Center. 

The conference offers 11 lunches, receptions and breaks to network with 1500 delegates in the exhibit hall from 150 companies. Over 400 speakers make expert presentations in a 10 track PROGRAM.

Contact to obtain the 50% discount code offered to RNG Coalition members:

Register HERE.

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7:00am 7:00am

Waste Management 7th Annual Executive Sustainability Forum

Hundreds of Business and Municipal Leaders to Meet during Waste Management Phoenix Open to Discuss Sustainability, Diversion and Recycling Goals

Go HERE for more information.

For event details and registration information, email or call 713-328-7517. Pre-registration is mandatory and space is limited, so Waste Management recommends guests register early.

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9:00am 9:00am

Clean Cities: Fuel for Thought Workshop

Earth Day Coalition (EDC) hosts three Alternative Fuels workshop series funded by the Ohio Environmental Education Fund. January 27 focuses on CNG. Presentations will provide attendees an opportunity to learn about alternative fuels, funding availability for vehicles and infrastructure, and personnel training required for operating alternative fuel fleets. Attendees will network with alternative fuels professionals and learn about the benefits and challenges to operating CNG, propane, and EV fleets. 

Workshop 1: CNG Vehicles & Fleet Operations - Friday, January 27, 9AM - 11AM at Greater Cleveland RTA

Free to attend for EDC members, $10 per workshop for fleet representatives, and $25 per workshop for industry representatives. 

The CNG workshop will include presentations from: 

  • Devo Bavishi, Ace Taxi owner
  • Marcus Gillette, RNG Coalition Director of Public & Government Affairs
  • Bill Davis, Director of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC)

Go HERE to register or for more information.

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2:00pm 2:00pm

Webinar: The Future of Renewable Methane

2:00 PM Eastern / 11:00 AM Pacific

ReThink Methane Webinar:  Hear from the Board Chairs of the Bioenergy Association of California and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas on the future of renewable methane in today’s regulatory and policy environment.

Following the passage of SB 32, AB 197, SB 1383 and other groundbreaking bills in the 2016 session of the California legislature, these business leaders will share insight into:

  • Critical steps to ensure successful implementation of these bills
  • Opportunities for investment and jobs in California’s renewable methane industry
  • Remaining hurdles that need to be addressed

Register HERE.

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