North American RNG industry celebrates new 2018 production facilities

December 4, 2018. The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) commenced the North American renewable natural gas (RNG or biomethane) industry’s annual conference program in Dana Point, California by celebrating industry growth and recognizing twelve companies for their development roles in eight of the RNG production facilities completed across the U.S. in 2018.

   This year, the growing sustainable energy and fuel industry that converts renewable organic waste streams into drop-in, substitute, pipeline-quality natural gas celebrated several milestones. Launching a new map earlier this year, the industry surpassed 85 RNG production facilities in North America, up from the 41 facilities built between 1982 and 2014. The RNG Coalition, the industry’s nonprofit trade association, supplied the lead statement on sustainable energy in the leading climate change publication at the G7 Summit in Canada. Launching with eight members in 2011, the RNG Coalition commemorated surpassing the 150 member milestone this fall.

   Production facilities and companies celebrated in the ribbon-cutting include (Project location – Companies):

1) Amsterdam, OH – Air Liquide & Montauk Energy

2) Angleton, TX – DTE Biomass Energy & Morrow Renewables

3) Humble, TX – Air Liquide, Montauk Energy & Waste Management

4) Jasper, IN – Amp Americas

5) Perris, CA – Greenlane Biogas & SoCalGas

6) Roosevelt, WA – Klickitat Public Utility District & Morrow Renewables

7) SE Oklahoma City, OK – Aria Energy & Republic Services

8) Walnut, MS – Air Liquide & Vilter Manufacturing

   The RNG 2018 conference runs through Thursday, December 6 at the Monarch Beach Resort. The 365 preregistered conference attendees, representing over 170 companies and organizations, sets a new high mark for the RNG industry’s annual event.