Fortistar Beefs Up RNG Development With New Hire


White Plains, N.Y.-based Fortistar LLC, a sustainability-focused private investment and energy asset management firm, has appointed David Unger – formerly director of renewable energy at Waste Management – its new head of renewable natural gas (RNG) development strategy.

Now Fortistar’s senior vice president responsible for developing RNG business projects, Unger was previously responsible for the marketing and development of all beneficial-use landfill gas projects at Waste Management. Over his career, he has developed over 65 power plants and renewable energy facilities, 62 of which are currently operating and over three of which are in design and/or under construction, notes Fortistar.

Fortistar owns and operates lower-carbon energy generating portfolios in the
U.S. and Canada. This includes cogeneration facilities, waste-heat recovery power plants, compressed natural gas fueling stations, landfill power plants, projects that reduce carbon in industrial facilities, and biomass facilities. Its portfolio of associated companies includes Generational Power, TruStar Energy, Primary Energy, Fortistar Methane Group, Fortistar Biomass Group, Carbonfree Chemicals, and ClockIN.

During the recent 2018 WasteExpo in Las Vegas, Fortistar announced that it had begun developing a portfolio of new RNG projects.

“RNG from landfills offers a tremendous opportunity to sustainably expand America’s transportation fuel supply, and David’s deep knowledge of and experience in landfill gas projects will be instrumental in our rapid development of RNG projects,” says Mark Comora, president of Fortistar. “David will fit in seamlessly with the Fortistar team, helping us to fulfill our vision of ensuring the most value both to our landfill partners and to our RNG transportation fuel customers.”

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