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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