The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will host the Advanced Development and Optimization Workshop in Golden, Colorado. BETO’s focus has recently shifted toward earlier development-cycle opportunities, and the BETO Demonstration and Market Transformation program has changed its name to Advanced Development and Optimization (ADO) to focus on the mid-range Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) 4 through 6. In this workshop, BETO will seek stakeholder input to identify high-priority actions to optimize ADO’s impact on the evolving bioeconomy.
Anaerobic Digestion Shortcourse: Operating Manure Based Anaerobic Digestion Systems to Maximize Environmental and Economic Benefits
Industry leading professionals, including RNG Coalition CEO, Johannes Escudero, will provide the latest information on practical digester management and decision making backed up with science and engineering to maximize economic and environmental benefits including.
To capitalize on this momentum, the 2018 Value of Biogas West conference will be held in Abbotsford on January 16th and 17th, 2018. Created for attendees to learn about biogas/RNG and the opportunities it presents, 2018 Value of Biogas West will increase attendees’ biogas/RNG awareness and understanding, while also providing a valuable networking opportunity for those involved or interested in the North American biogas/RNG industry.
Learn more and Register HERE.
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
Learn more HERE.
Northwest Gas Association's final webinar of the year features two presenters who will discuss British Columbia's new RNG program. The program was built to encourage and hasten the development of renewable natural gas projects throughout the province. British Columbia is currently the only jurisdiction in North America to have a utility program for RNG. Jennifer Davison and Scott Gramm will present jointly.
What: Free Webinar: BC's RNG Program
Where: Online Only
When: 12/7 - Noon-1 pm (PT)
Register: Click here to register!
Navigating RINs markets and the RFS regulatory landscape is critical to industries including refining, biofuels, natural gas, utilities, environmental, energy management, transportation & logistics, agriculture, engineering and beyond.
Make plans to be a part of Argus Consulting's A-Z training day and get a complete overview so you can walk away with practical information.
Learn more and register HERE.
Submit Your Proposal: Con Edison seeks fresh ideas for innovative and substantial non-pipeline projects that can reduce winter peak day gas load or provide gas supplies from local alternatives. Large contracts are available and proposals can address either the supply or demand side.
Solutions could include, but are not limited to: energy efficiency, beneficial electrification of space or water heating, demand response programs, provision of biogas, distributed natural gas storage, CNG, or LNG.
Attend the Webinar: Join us on December 6 (at 9am EST) for a free webinar to learn more about what we’re looking for and how you can help. Register Now
This webinar will focus on topics of interest to potential RFP respondents such as: Overview of gas system constraints and needs; Con Edison’s Smart Solutions for Natural Gas Customers program; The Non-Pipeline Solutions RFP; RFP response requirements; Steps to submit a response, including vendor qualification procedures; Key dates and deadlines
Energy Vision – in collaboration with Enbridge and Union Gas – will host a workshop on December 4 in Toronto, Ontario on the topic of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) made from a variety of organic waste sources. As recently announced in Ontario's Climate Action Plan, RNG is ramping up as an important energy and fuel resource that can help Canada meet its ambitious environmental, climate and economic development goals.
The "Power of Waste" workshop is free, but space is limited, so please RSVP HERE!
Save the Dates for the RNG industry's premier public policy and education conference in the U.S., hosted by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas and held in beautiful Dana Point, CA at the newly renovated Monarch Beach Resort. For more information, please click HERE.
Returning to North America for the 10th time, Integer will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in hosting leading events for the emissions control industry.
10th Integer Emissions Summit USA 2017 will cover the heavy-duty, light-duty and off-highway markets with a focus on advanced technology, legislation and strategy. The conference will provide a focused and highly topical platform to discuss profitable and fuel efficient emissions reduction strategies for North America, address current and future emissions legislation, and examine optimum technologies for emissions control.
Join us for the chance to listen to over 40 key speakers and network with senior executives from leading OEMs, after treatment and emissions control technology suppliers, government representatives, and more.
View more information HERE.
Capture, Utilize and Monetize Biogas in Multiple Markets by attending U.S. Biogas 2017, October 25-26 at the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley.
Please contact email@example.com to receive the 15% registration discount code reserved for RNG Coalition members.
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.
Energy Vision’s 11th anniversary Energy Leadership Awards Reception and Silent Green Auction from 6:30 – 9:30 pm at the Ramscale Studio Penthouse (13th Floor) 463 West Street, New York, NY 10011. Follow the link for tickets!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code.
Find more information and register HERE.
This full-day workshop, the second annual event co-hosted by SoCalGas®, Energy Vision and Pacific Gas and Electric Company, will discuss renewable natural gas and its critical role in enabling California to achieve its greenhouse gas reduction and air quality goals. Don't miss your chance to learn from and interact with many of the industry's leading experts.
Workshop topics include:
- The big value proposition in turning organic feedstock into RNG
- Policy drivers
- Anaerobic digestion case studies
- Biogas upgrading technology review
- Utility interconnection
- High-value end-use markets for RNG
Attendees are expected to include biogas project developers, government leadership, local and state agencies, facility operators, equipment vendors, utilities, and academia.
There is no-cost to attend. The event is hosted in collaboration with the national environmental research group Energy Vision and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.
Capital Plaza Ballroom
1215 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
The California Air Resources Board (CARB or Board) is holding a public workshop on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-18 Funding Plan for Clean Transportation Incentives.
Location: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building, Sierra Hearing Room, Second Floor, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, California 95814
View more information HERE.
The Recycling Today Media Group, the REW Conference organizer, has decided that because of the storm damage and ongoing recovery efforts, it will change the format to a virtual conference for 2017. This means attendees will be able to participate from their own offices virtually, avoiding travel to the affected region.
Attendees will have access to the same great educational sessions and will be able to interact with presenters. The REW Virtual Conferencewill be Oct. 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. Registration is complimentary to anyone who would like to participate.
View more information HERE.
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.
EPA’s Natural Gas STAR and Methane Challenge Programs are pleased to host a Technology Transfer Workshop: Renewable Natural Gas – Driving Value for the Natural Gas and Biogas Sectors on Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in conjunction with the American Gas Association’s 2017 Operations Section Fall Committee Meetings.
Location: Renaissance Flatiron Hotel in Broomfield, Colorado, in conjunction with AGA’s 2017 Operations Section Fall Committee Meetings.
RNG Coalition CEO, Johannes Escudero, will be speaking on RNG Policy & Market Forces and moderating another panel comprised of 6 RNG Coalition members, focusing on Insights & Lessons from the RNG Industry Perspective.
Find more information and register HERE.
The California Air Resources Board will host a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) public workshop to receive feedback on draft regulatory text for the proposed amendments.
The workshop will be held at the following time and location:
LOCATION: Coastal Hearing Room, Second Floor ADDRESS: Cal/EPA Headquarters Building, 1001 "I" Street, Sacramento, California 95814
View more information HERE.
11:00 AM Eastern / 9:00 AM Pacific
Hosted by SCS Global Services, three of the most important biofuel regulations will be reviewed by industry experts, including:
- Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) - California
- Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) – United States
- Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and RED II – Europe
Moderated by Matt Rudolf, Program Manager of Biofuels and Bio-Products, SCS.
Guest speakers include:
- Shashi Menon, CEO, Ecoengineers
- Graham Noyes, Executive Director, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition
- Rob Vierhout, Consultant
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: https://econimpactgastrucks.eventbrite.com
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.
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.
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 Tori.Abiola@adbioresources.org.
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; email@example.com), John Busovsky (Thompson; firstname.lastname@example.org), Scott Petersen (Costa; email@example.com), or Justin Ackley (Green; firstname.lastname@example.org).
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!
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
CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION (Remote access available -- see details below)
1516 Ninth Street
First Floor, Art Rosenfeld Hearing Room
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.
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.
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
View the agenda and more information HERE.