Fortistar hires landfill energy expert David Unger to lead RNG development strategy

   Fortistar, LLC, a sustainability-focused private company helping to facilitate the transition to a zero-carbon economy, announced that they have hired David Unger as the Senior Vice President responsible for developing renewable natural gas (RNG) business projects. Unger is joining Fortistar from Waste Management, where he served as Director of Renewable Energy.

   During the 2018 WasteExpo in Las Vegas, Fortistar announced that the firm has started to develop a portfolio of new RNG projects. RNG is carbon-neutral and chemically identical to geological natural gas, allowing it to be to be used as a transportation fuel in natural gas vehicles and trucks.

   “RNG from landfills offers a tremendous opportunity to sustainably expand America’s transportation fuel supply, and David’s deep knowledge of and experience in landfill gas projects will be instrumental in our rapid development of RNG projects,” said Mark Comora, President of Fortistar. “David will fit in seamlessly with the Fortistar team, helping us to fulfill our vision of ensuring the most value both to our landfill partners and to our RNG transportation fuel customers. Fortistar’s best in class execution ensures continual project success for landfill owners, and our ability to deliver RNG fuel through TruStar fueling stations provides transportation fleets with the powerful ability to achieve their sustainability goals while also improving their bottom line.”

   While at Waste Management, David Unger was responsible for the marketing and development of all beneficial use landfill gas projects; in his career, he has developed over 65 power plants and renewable energy facilities, 62 of which are currently operating and over 3 are in design and/or under construction. In recognition of his outstanding achievement in developing beneficial use landfill gas projects, he was awarded a placement in Waste Management’s “Circle of Excellence.” Unger holds a Bachelor of Science in Renewable Natural Resources from the University of Connecticut and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of New Haven.