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Developing RNG Digesters
Developing RNG Digesters

Thu, Sep 21


Developing RNG Digesters

Developing RNG Digesters

Walk through the project development process, types of projects, obstacles, future projects and future trends wit Ralph Epling, Sustainable Energy Ventures, LLC.

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2023, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Developing RNG Digesters

About the event

According to the American Biogas Council, the U.S. has more than 2,300 sites producing biogas in all 50 states: 475 anaerobic digesters on farms, 1,269 water resource recovery facilities using an anaerobic digester, 97 stand-alone systems that digest food waste, and 549 landfill gas projects. Join us as Ralph Epling, Sustainable Energy Ventures, LLC, walks through digester development in the region, including:

  • Project development — requirements and pitfalls
  • Types of projects in the region
  • Relationship of markets to project types and funding
  • Newly developing projects and markets
  • Competition/challenges and extraneous items
  • Inflation Reduction Act

Ralph Epling, Principal at Sustainable Energy Ventures, LLC, has 35 years of energy industry experience, spending the last 14 years monetizing Renewable Natural Gas from successful projects in the Pacific NW -- including the King County South Wastewater Treatment plant, King County landfill and the City of Tacoma WWTP.

Who's Attending?

Rachel Anderson, Avista

Brit Stottlemyre, Avista

Steve Vincent, Avista 

Shaun Henson, Cascade Natural Gas

Kent Crouse, Cascade Natural Gas 

Ted McCammant, Cascade Natural Gas

Nick Butson, Geosyntec Consultants

Tingting Jiang, GeoSyntec Consultants

Lynn McGuire, GeoSyntec Consultants

Megan Koelzer, MDU

Kris Maylett, MFCP Inc.

Kevin Duell, NW Natural

Mike Mott, NW Natural

Celina Russell, NW Natural

Sharla Moffet, Oregon Business Industry

Richard Greenwell, United Energy Trading

Matthew Vollenweider, TC Energy

Justin Pino, United Energy Trading

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