Today the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) commenced the North American renewable natural gas (RNG) industry’s annual conference program in Dana Point, Calif., by celebrating industry growth and recognizing 12 companies for their development roles in eight of the RNG production facilities completed across the U.S. in 2018.
This year, the industry surpassed 85 RNG production facilities in North America, up from the 41 facilities built between 1982 and 2014. Further, launching with eight members in 2011, the RNG Coalition surpassed a 150-member milestone earlier this fall.
Production facilities and companies celebrated in today’s ceremony are as follows (project location – companies):
- Amsterdam, Ohio – Air Liquide and Montauk Energy
- Angleton, Texas – DTE Biomass Energy and Morrow Renewables
- Humble, Texas – Air Liquide, Montauk Energy and Waste Management
- Jasper, Ind. – Amp Americas
- Perris, Calif. – Greenlane Biogas and SoCalGas
- Roosevelt, Wash. – Klickitat Public Utility District and Morrow Renewables
- SE Oklahoma City, Okla. – Aria Energy & Republic Services
- Walnut, Miss. – Air Liquide & Vilter Manufacturing
Packed house to kickoff program for #RNG2018! Thanks to 365 registered participants from 170+ companies & org’s joining us to celebrate new projects opened in 2018. @AmpAmericas @AirLiquideUSA @WasteManagement @RepublicService @socalgas @GreenlaneBiogas @DTE_Energy @KlickitatPUD pic.twitter.com/jzEqMKyUfs
— RenewableNaturalGas (@CoalitionForRNG) December 4, 2018
Among remarks provided from each company at today’s event, Randy Beck, senior director at Waste Management, said, “Waste Management is proud and excited to be part of the continued growth of the renewable natural gas industry. For us, RNG is an optimal drop-in fuel solution for the trucks that service our customers every day, nationwide.”
“The opening of new biomethane facilities in the U.S. helps further enable the transformation to meet changing energy needs of the future and supports a growing economy with sustainable solutions for reducing carbon and GHGs,” added Chet Benham, CEO of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US LLC.
Grant Zimmerman, CEO of Amp Americas, noted, “Our industry is growing rapidly, and we’ve only begun to tap the remarkable opportunity to produce transportation fuel from waste on dairy farms across the country. Converting dairy waste into transportation fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 100 percent when compared to diesel, improves air quality and sustainability, improves farm profitability, creates well-paying rural jobs, and saves fleets money.”
The conference runs through Thursday, Dec. 6, at the Monarch Beach Resort.