RNG 2019 CONFERENCE

DECember 2-5, dana point, california

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Join us for the North American Renewable Natural Gas industry’s annual executive RNG Conference Monday, December 2 - Thursday, December 5, 2019.

More than 365 executives and decision-makers attended RNG 2018. Register to attend and or provide Host or Sponsorship - many of which include registration(s).

RNG 2019 CONFERENCE is hosted at the Monarch Beach Resort, a 5-star and 5-Diamond venue in Dana Point, the crown-jewel of southern California’s Orange County.

(Save the Date for RNG 2020 Conference, Dec. 8-11, 2020, back at the Monarch Beach Resort)


Click on the video below to view attendee testimony articulating some of the benefits enjoyed commensurate with RNG CONFERENCE registration and participation.

Scroll down to view RNG 2019 Conference Hosts, Sponsors & Program Schedule.


RNG 2019 HOSTS & SPONSORS

DIAMOND HOSTS

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PLATINUM HOSTS

 
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GOLD HOSTS

 
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SILVER HOSTs

 
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OPENING RECEPTION & DINNER HOSTS

 
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OPENING RECEPTION & DINNER CO-SPONSOR

 
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TuESDAY-WEDNESDAY EVENING RECEPTION HOSTS

 
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TuESDAY-WEDNESDAY EVENING RECEPTION Co-sponsor

 
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LUNCH HOSTs

 
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LUNCH CO-SPONSORs

 
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BREAKFAST HOST

 
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Breakfast co-sponsors

 
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GOLF HOSTs

 
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GOLF CO-SPONSORs

 
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Dolphin & whale watching cruise host

 
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LANYARD SPONSOR

 
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RNG 2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

The RNG 2019 program will appeal to executive and C-level representatives from each industry sector interested in the sustainable development, deployment and utilization of renewable natural gas (RNG) for purposes of achieving corporate sustainability objectives, complying with federal, state and provincial policy requirements, for purposes of competing in relevant markets and maximizing related revenue, and for purposes of helping realize increased energy independence, and access to domestic, renewable, clean fuel and energy supply.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2

10:00 AM - 4:30 PM RNG GOLF CLASSIC (Monarch Beach Golf Links)

5:30 - 7:00 PM OPENING RECEPTION (Open to All Registrants)

7:00 - 9:00 PM OPENING DINNER (Invitation Only)

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3

7:00 - 8:30 AM REGISTRATION, CHECK-IN & HOSTED BREAKFAST (All Registrants)

8:30 - 8:55 AM OPENING KEYNOTE: State of North America’s RNG Industry 

Speakers: Johannes Escudero & David Cox (RNG Coalition)

8:55 - 9:15 AM RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY: New RNG Production Facilities

Ribbon Cutting & Awards Commemorating 15 New RNG Production Facilities Online in 2019

9:15 - 10:15 AM RNG POLICY: The RFS in 2019 - Where We Are & Where We Go From Here

Moderator: Susan Lafferty (Eversheds-Sutherland US LLP)

Panelists: Ashley Patterson (Ameresco), Keri Bevel (Element Markets), Jamie Wallace (Montauk Energy), Larry Schafer (RNG Coalition), Scott O’Neill (Waste Management)

10:15-10:20 AM ADVANCING RNG IN 2020: Renewable Fuels

Speakers: Viral Amin, Chair (DTE Energy) & Tyler Henn, Vice Chair (Clean Energy Renewables)

10:20 - 11:05 AM RNG MARKETS: How 2019 Changed the RNG RIN Market

Moderator: Adam Comora (TruStar Energy)

Panelists: Tyler Henn (Clean Energy Renewables), Pat Foody (IOGEN), Ryan Erickson (Love’s/Trillium), TBA (Marathon Capital), Sandra Franco (RNG Coalition), TBA (US EPA), Sandra Dunphy (Weaver)

11:05 - 11:10 AM ADVANCING RNG IN 2020: Technology, Finance & Development

Speakers: Paul Morrow, Chair (Morrow Renewables) & Sheila Miller, Vice Chair (Aria Energy)

11:10 - 11:55 AM RNG MARKETS: RNG in LCFS & Sustainability Markets

Moderator: Dario Frommer (Akin Gump)

Panelists: Martin Gilkes (Amp Americas), Will Overly (Blue Source), Harrison Clay (BP), Karyn Jones (EcoEngineers), Daryl Maas (Maas Energy Works), Ben Gerber (Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System)

11:55 AM - 12:00 PM ADVANCING RNG IN 2020: Sustainability

Speakers: Michael Bakas, Chair (Ameresco) & Adam Comora, Vice Chair (TruStar Energy)

12:00 - 12:15 PM RNG TALK: The Role of RNG in Thermal Sustainability

Speaker: Stephanie Meyn (Seattle-Tacoma Airport)

12:30 - 2:00 PM HOSTED LUNCH

2:00 - 5:00 PM BUSINESS NETWORKING + DOLPHIN & WHALE WATCHING

5:00 - 6:30 PM HOSTED RECEPTION

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4

7:00 - 8:30 AM LEADERSHIP BREAKFAST (Advisory Board Chairs & Vice Chairs Only)

7:00 - 8:30 AM HOSTED BREAKFAST (Open to All Registrants)

8:30 - 8:35 AM ADVANCING RNG IN 2020: Renewable Gas

Speakers: Scott O’Neill, Chair (Waste Management) & Chet Benham, Vice Chair (Air Liquide)

8:35 - 8:50 AM RNG TALK: The Role of RNG in Renewable Hydrogen Markets

Speaker: Prabhu Rao (Xebec)

8:50 - 8:55 AM ADVANCING RNG IN 2020: Renewable Power

Speakers: Rick DiGia, Chair (Aria Energy) & Pete Torres, Vice Chair (Constellation Energy)

8:55 - 9:10 AM RNG TALK: The Role of RNG in Electric Power Markets

Speaker: Peter Weisberg (3 Degrees)

9:10 - 10:40 AM RNG POLICY: West Coast Progress on LCFS & Pro-RNG Legislation & Regulation

Moderator: Nina Kapoor (RNG Coalition)

Panelists: Paul Wieringa (BC Ministry of Energy), Rep. Beth Dogio (WA State Assembly), Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (WA State Assembly), Sen. Ben Hueso (CA State Senate), Rajinder Sahota (CA Air Resources Board), Ed Randolph (CA Public Utilities Commission), Sen. Michael Dembrow (OR State Senate), TBA (OR Department of Environmental Quality)

10:40 - 11:25 AM RNG POLICY: Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Progress on LCFS & Pro-RNG Legislation & Regulation

Moderator: Sam Wade (RNG Coalition)

Panelists: Maria Eisemann (Colorado Energy Office), Brendan Jordan (Great Plains Institute), Joe Varela (Southwest Gas), Rep. Steve Handy (Utah State Assembly)

11:25 AM - 12:30 PM RNG POLICY: East Coast Progress on LCFS & Pro-RNG Legislation & Regulation

Moderators: Nina Kapoor (RNG Coalition)

Panelists: Matt Tomich (Energy-Vision), Julie Tighe (New York League of Conservation Votes), TBA (Dominion Energy), Angie Maier (North Carolina Pork Council), Sam Wade (RNG Coalition)

12:30 - 2:00 PM HOSTED LUNCH

2:00 - 5:00 PM BUSINESS NETWORKING

5:00 - 6:30 PM HOSTED RECEPTION

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5

7:00 - 8:30 AM FOUNDERS’ BREAKFAST (Founders Only) 

7:00 - 8:30 AM HOSTED BREAKFAST (Open to All Registrants)

8:30 - 8:35 AM ADVANCING RNG IN 2020: Education & Research

Speakers: TBA

8:35 - 9:30 AM RNG R&D: Leading Universities & Latest RNG Research

Speakers: Philip Sheehy (ICF), TBA (Middlebury College), Bradley Ritts (University of Idaho)

9:30 - 9:35 AM ADVANCING RNG IN 2020: Consumer Access & Outreach

Speakers: Tanya Peacock, Chair (SoCalGas) & Joe Varela, Vice Chair (Southwest Gas)

9:35 - 9:50 AM RNG TALK: Implications of Northeast Gas Association’s Biomethane Interconnection Guidance

Speaker: Don Chahbazpour (National Grid)

9:50 - 11:15 AM RNG POLICY: Developing Utility Voluntary RNG Tariffs

Moderators: Sam Wade (RNG Coalition)

Panelists: Michael Colvin (Environmental Defense Fund), Nick Mark (CenterPoint Energy), TBA (FortisBC), Don Chahbazpour (National Grid), Jared Lie-Klein (SoCalGas), Lauren Grimley (Vermont Gas Systems), Kendra White (WA Public Utilities Commission)

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM RNG MARKETS: The Role of RNG in Bio-Based & Renewable Chemicals & Products

Moderators: Mark Riedy (Kilpatrick Townsend Stockton)

Panelists: TBA (Calysta), David Dodds (Dodds & Associates), Dr. Anne Schauer-Gimenez (Mango Materials), Rico Biasetti (NG Advantage)

12:00 - 12:30 PM RNG TALK: CLOSING REMARKS

Speakers: Johannes Escudero & David Cox

12:30 - 2:00 PM HOSTED LUNCH / CONFERENCE ADJOURNS


PRAISE FOR ANNUAL RNG CONFERENCE

“The annual RNG Conference brings industry participants - producers, purchasers, regulators, financiers, transporters, consultants and policy advocates - in a focused, relevant and purposeful series of interactions supporting the successful expansion of the RNG market.” 

-Richard M. DiGia, President and CEO - Aria Energy

“The annual RNG Conference provides a unique opportunity to network with all of the key players in our industry and receive real time updates on the most critical policy and regulatory issues facing Montauk Energy. 

-Martin Ryan, Past President - Montauk Energy

“I have attended the RNG Annual Conference every year since inception. It is the best conference and education for anyone in the biogas and renewable natural gas business and it is an amazing collection of principals from each sector of the RNG industry, including producers, marketers and consultants.”

-Randy Lack, Chief Marketing Officer - Element Markets

“The RNG Conference provides a great forum to network with persons active in the Renewable Natural Gas space.”

-Mark Holmstedt, Principal - Westhoff, Cone & Holmstedt

“EcoEngineers is proud to sponsor the RNG Coalition’s Annual Conference and we are looking forward to seeing our fellow members and industry stakeholders for what will once again be an impressive assembly of people, presenters and critical topics.” 

-Shashi Menon, Managing Partner - EcoEngineers


CONTACT INFORMATION

For additional information or to confirm your RNG 2019 Host or Sponsorship, please contact the RNG Coalition:

916.588.3033 (ext. 1) or info@rngcoalition.com

Please make checks payable to:                Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, Inc

Please mail payments to:                             1017 L Street, #513 - Sacramento, CA 95814