By Energy Vision.
The sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision presented its leadership awards last night to leading companies developing new markets for renewable natural gas (RNG). The winners are UPS, Newlight Technologies, American Organic Energy, MOVE Systems and American Organic Energy.
A powerful decarbonization and climate protection strategy, RNG is made from biogases generated as wastewater, agricultural waste, and food and yard waste decompose. It has a fraction of fossil natural gas's carbon footprint. When made from food waste in anaerobic digesters and used as vehicle fuel, RNG is net carbon-negative over its lifecycle.
"Our award winners are displacing petroleum with waste biogases that cut greenhouse gases by 90% or more," said Joanna Underwood, president of Energy Vision. "Their work is commercially viable today, part of an emerging new energy economy being born right now."