Renewable natural gas (RNG) stakeholders will gather in Los Angeles on Oct. 2 to share the keys to successful biomethane development.
Utilities Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) and national nonprofit Energy Vision will jointly host the free one-day conference, “The Power of Waste: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) for California.” The third annual event will be held at SoCalGas’ Energy Resource Center in Downey from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Speakers will discuss high-value end-use markets for RNG and the role of the state and utilities in advancing RNG. The conference will include panel presentations on RNG technologies and regulatory/legislative solutions to developing more RNG projects. Attendees will also hear case studies on projects that produce biogas from diverted food waste and other organics and how RNG can cost-effectively reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, short-lived climate pollutants and criteria pollutants to meet California’s climate and clean air goals.
“Renewable natural gas is ripe for further development in California, and SoCalGas wants to connect to as many biogas operations as possible to deliver this climate-friendly fuel to our customers,” says Sharon Tomkins, SoCalGas’ vice president of customer solutions and strategy. “SoCalGas anticipates that 50 to 100 new renewable natural gas projects will be developed in California over the next 10 years based on laws designed to curb climate emissions. This conference is a chance for biogas project developers, government leadership, local and state agencies, utilities, academia, and the media to learn as much as possible about the biogas business.”