The Renewable Gas 360 conference will take place in Sacramento, California, January 22-23.
The conference tag line is “removing the fossil from the fuel” and the goals include exploring ways to reduce short lived climate pollutants and greenhouse gases, manage overburdened landfills, mitigate urban air pollution, capture methane from dairy and agriculture, foster economic growth in disadvantaged communities, prevent wildfires, store and transport surplus renewable energy, and more! Renewable Gas 360 (formerly Rethink Methane) is a leadership summit aimed at fostering a circular energy economy that enables California to meet all of these challenges.
The conference will feature leaders in the industry as well as legislators, utilities, regulators, and researchers.
The North American Renewable Natural Gas industry’s annual executive conference will take place at the Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California, December 2-5.
The program will appeal to executive and C-level representatives from each industry sector interested in renewable natural gas (RNG) for purposes of achieving corporate sustainability objectives, complying with federal, state and provincial policy requirements, competing in relevant markets and maximizing related revenue, and realizing increased energy independence, and access to domestic, renewable, clean fuel and energy supply.
Visit SCS Engineers’ booth (Booth 50) and meet our professionals attending and presenting at BioCycle Magazine’s 19th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling (REFOR19), October 28-31, 2019, at the Madison Marriott West, in Madison, Wisconsin. SCS is a conference sponsor.
SCS Professional Betsy Powers, together with Andrew Zikeli of Air Liquide Advanced Technologies US LLC, will speak about “Navigating the RNG Pipeline Permitting Process.”
REFOR19 will bring experts together to help you tap new renewable energy from organics opportunities, solve core challenges, explore solutions, and increase biogas production and markets for digestate and nutrients.
The conference will feature four days of the most authoritative intel on
In addition to the conference sessions, workshop, and site tours, this is a great networking opportunity. Make valuable connections with AD industry trendsetters and meet with the who’s who in the anaerobic digestion and renewable energy industry, including local, state and federal government officials, facility managers, investors, organic waste generators, private sector project developers, nutrient managers, digester operators, and farmers.
Planning your RNG pipeline design requires a review of how the project might impact land use, archaeologic resources, endangered resources, floodplains, wetlands, and soil erosion. The linear nature of pipeline projects often requires permits from multiple agencies, transportation authorities, and railroads. Getting the agencies involved early and identifying review timeframes will help keep your project on track.
Betsy and Andy will present two case studies for RNG pipeline projects where multiple permitting agencies were involved. Each project presented unique challenges that required additional coordination with local, state and federal agencies as well as the Department of Transportation and railroad operator. They share the obstacles faced and how you can overcome or avoid them to keep your project on schedule.
Betsy Powers, PE, is a senior project manager/civil engineer with over 20 years of consulting experience in civil and environmental engineering at SCS Engineers. She has extensive experience in the solid waste field and is currently managing the pipeline permitting and design for two RNG projects. Her experience includes design, permitting, and construction of municipal and industrial solid waste landfills, as well as recycling and composting facilities. She managed the civil site design for Wisconsin’s first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) system on a closed industrial landfill.
Andrew Zikeli is a senior biogas project specialist with over 8 years of biogas to renewable natural gas project experience and over 25 years of consulting experience in environmental compliance and permitting. He has extensive experience in RNG project development, plant design, permitting and commissioning, and is currently managing pipeline installation for two Wisconsin RNG projects.
In August 2019, SCS Energy broke ground on construction of a 4,000-scfm landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Indianapolis. Indy High Btu, LLC engaged SCS Energy to build the RNG plant under an engineer/procure/construct (EPC) agreement. Indy High Btu, LLC is jointly owned by Kinetrex Energy, Southside Landfill, and EDL Energy.
The RNG plant employs an iron redox scrubber for hydrogen sulfide removal, membranes for carbon dioxide removal and pressure swing adsorption for nitrogen removal. The plant is on schedule to achieve commercial operation in February 2020.
Kinetrex, as a major distributor of LNG, intends to convert the RNG into LNG. RNG from the plant will fuel trucks replacing nearly 8 million gallons of diesel a year. RNG is less expensive than diesel and significantly reduces the emission of methane and other greenhouse gases.
The Indy High Btu RNG plant is the third landfill gas-to-RNG plant designed by SCS to employ nitrogen removal, meeting pipeline specifications and maximizing gas recovery. Two other plants, including a 5,000-scfm project in Kentucky, which commenced operation in March 2018, and a 5,000-scfm project in Texas, which is currently under construction and scheduled to begin operations in November 2019, are both SCS Energy designs.
SCS Energy is a practice of SCS Engineers specializing in Biogas, Anaerobic Digestion, Renewable Natural Gas and Energy Systems for industrial and agricultural operations.
SCS Energy announced today the expansion of their renewable energy programs with the support of new team member Todd Stewart, PE, PMP. SCS has one of the longest and successful biogas and renewable energy practices in the United States. Stewart will support the expanding renewable energy programs for the waste industry, working out of the firm’s Pleasanton, California office.
Stewart, a Senior Project Manager, brings more than 30 years of experience managing complex solar and biogas renewable energy, anaerobic digestion, gas pipeline, and compressor station projects executed efficiently and cost-effectively for his clients and their stakeholders. His technical background in waste to energy, advanced composting systems, solar and conventional power generation, gas transmission and storage, and plant operations brings valuable skills to SCS’s clients planning to invest in the use of renewable energy to control the cost of operations and meet environmental compliance and responsibilities.
Stewart’s background spans design engineering, construction management, operations and maintenance engineering, and identifying and resolving environmental issues, and he is experienced with regulatory processes specifically CEQA and NEPA. He has demonstrated expertise in conceptual project development, FEED process, and the technical and fiscal management of large infrastructure.
“Todd has developed and coordinated some of the largest combined solar and alternative power generation projects in the world,” stated Steve Hamilton, senior vice president of SCS Energy. “We’re fortunate to be putting his acumen to work for our clients.”
Stewart is a licensed Professional Engineer in California and a Certified Project Management Professional. He is the past President of the California Society of Professional Engineers and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Project Management Institute. He earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology.