Forest waste-to-RNG technology to be demonstrated in California

By Placer County, Biomass Magazine.

A new technology for converting forestry waste into renewable natural gas will be demonstrated for the first time ever Sept. 14 in Auburn, California.

The process, developed by Canadian firm G4 Insights, converts scraps and small trees from forest thinning projects into a renewable natural gas called biomethane. In its first public demonstration, G4 will exhibit the demonstration plant used to produce the gas, and fuel an unmodified Placer County truck with gas produced on site.

Renewable natural gas produced from forestry waste could serve a helpful role in alternative energy production, especially in heavily forested areas.