Energy Vision Holds Awards Ceremony for RNG Industry Leaders
Leaders in the field of ultra-low carbon RNG recently gathered at an awards event hosted by the sustainable energy non-profit Energy Vision, which promotes renewable, low-carbon energy and transportation solutions. U.S. business and government leaders who are playing a pioneering role in accelerating the growth of the RNG industry were honored by Energy Vision with awards at the event. The event marked Energy Vision’s 10th anniversary.
“The U.S. fossil gas industry emits some 400,000 tons of it a year, but the methane outgassing from organic wastes is over 25 times that – 11.5 million tons a year,” said Energy Vision founder and chair Joanna Underwood. “If we want to tackle climate change, we have to work on capturing those gases, refining them and making the best use of them: fueling buses and trucks.”
The power and torque heavy duty vehicles require are beyond what electric motors and batteries can deliver, but RNG has the energy density and the production potential to decarbonize heavy transport. As production grows, it has the potential to significantly reduce the U.S. heavy transport sector’s reliance on diesel and gasoline.
Awardees recognized at the Energy Vision event for their leadership in helping advance RNG in the US include Impact Bioenergy, AgEnergy USA and EDF Renewable Energy’s Heartland Biogas project, Louisiana’s St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District and BioCNG, LLC, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.