Day Two
Thursday, October 29th, 2020

07:30 – 09:00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 – 10:00 Panel 1: New Opportunities for RNG

  • Pushing retail use of RNG, specifically for greening and getting into buildings.
  • Looking at Colorado and other states thinking about RNG standards for utilities
  • Other markets developing LCFS legislation (Oregon, Canada, and Brazil)
  • The offtake and supply side of RNG, is there increasing demand?
  • New RNG production and distribution opportunities

10:00 – 11:00 Panel 2: Dairy Biogas: Are RNG Projects A Means To An End?

  • Why should agriculture play a role in greenhouse gas reductions when for the most part they have been left out of regulatory efforts such as the cap and trade market?
  • Why is it important for the government to provide this investment when there is so much private investment as well?
  • How RNG projects play a major role in complying with water quality regulations and improving operational efficiency
  • The push to convert dairy lagoons to dairy digesters
  • Using digesters to eliminate or reduce a dairy’s environmental footprint and promote environmental sustainability
  • The limitations of the Dairy Digester General Order in California

11:00 – 11:30 Session 1: Innovations in Anaerobic Digestion

11:30 – 12:00 Session 2: 0 to 60: How a Utility Company Can Quickly Maneuver in the Biogas Space
Top Takeaways Include:

  • How can a utility best participate in a RNG project?
  • What are the lessons learned from BHE’s RNG projects?
  • What are a utility’s primary concerns with RNG?

12:00 – 12:20 Session 3: Wastewater Sector Collaborations to Meet SB1383 Mandates

12:20 – 1:00 Panel 3: Municipal Waste-to-Energy: How Landfills and the Municipal Wastewater Sectors are Approaching Biogas as a Solution to Methane Control 

  • Implementation and enforcement of organic diversion from landfills and municipal wastewater facilities
  • Operational issues
  • Environmental policies around flaringTechnologyHow do you create a steady revenue stream that is attractive to investors?

1:00 – 2:00 Networking Lunch

2:00 – 2:30 Session 4: A Holistic Approach to Biogas

2:30 – 3:30 Session 5: Biogas for Sustainable Development

  • What regulatory challenges face dairies in California that are seeking to develop dairy digesters?
  • What does the overall regulatory landscape look like for this industry?
  • Why Sustainability Officers love RNG projects (hint: it helps their bottom line)
  • Is RNG to conventional natural gas what “clean” coal is to coal?
  • How does the RNG-Biogas industry fit into the sustainability narrative already created by wind and solar?
  • Is RNG really renewable?
  • Does the production of RNG create more landfills and farms?
  • Should project developers rely heavily on RIN pricing as they forecast project revenues?

3:30 – 4:20 Refreshments and Networking Break

4:20 – 4:45 Session 6: Biogas to Electricity and then Biogas to RNG: A Landfll’s $29 Million Transformation

4:45 Closing Remarks and end of Biogas USA 2020 Conference

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