Capitalize on the Power of Waste at Biogas USA East & Midwest
Thank you to all those who attended the Biogas East & Midwest conference in Chicago - The second annual meeting for the region’s biogas industry. Delegates participated in two days of discussion across a breadth of pertinent issues including policy, finance, feedstocks and end-markets - featuring debates with industry leaders and the latest case studies from project developers. Here's what some of our attendees had to say:
“The conference provided an opportunity for GTI to meet the leaders in this growing industry. The presentations were informative and the event was a forum for GTI to make key contacts in the industry.”
Gas Technology Institute
"The forum facilitated connecting with a wide breadth of market participants - from regulators and technology providers, to developers and off takers."
"I made many good contacts at the conference, I developed some leads for potential future collaboration. The topics that were covered and the speakers addressing them helped me to quickly and effectively come up to speed on the technologies, markets, regulatory drivers and requirements for economically viable biogas projects"
Gas Technology Institute
"Great conference that far exceeded my expectations. The presentations were all very informative and not company sales pitches. What I liked best about the conference was the way it was organized which allowed plenty of time to network."
Energy Systems Group
"The key contacts made at the convention were very beneficial to improving our own program."
"I was truly impressed with the wide range of topics and the amount of new information presented at the conference."
Dane County Public Works
Biogas East & Midwest brought together industry leaders from the East and Midwest and put a spotlight on the biogas feedstock value chains that hold untapped potential for developing profitable projects, with a particular focus on how to capitalize on the high energy yields of food and organic waste streams, whilst exploring the emerging opportunities in the waste water treatment sector.
Few in the biogas industry would deny the significant challenges for companies operating in the sector. However, the Chicago event demonstrated the wide reaching potential of the industry, the continual innovation seen in new projects, and the unwavering will to continue to harness a renewable resource that can offer wide reaching benefits for energy and waste.
Biogas USA East & Midwest Speakers Included:
Dr Susan Hedman,
Region 5 Administrator,
Daniel LeFevers, Executive Director, Gas Technology Institute
Douglas Clark, Chairman, NGV America Read Doug's 60 Second Interview
Jon Best, Senior International Account Manager, Renewable Energy, Cat Power Finance
Bill Jorgenson, Managing Partner, AGreen Energy
Greg Northrup, Principal, Sustainable Partners
Johannes Escudero, Executive Director, Renewable Natural Gas Coalition
Read Johannes' 60 Second Interview
Beatrice Torgnyson Klemme, Project Manager, Biogas Öst
John Welch, Solid Waste Manager, Dane County
Joe Kramer, Senior Project Manager,
Energy Center of Wisconsin
Read Joe's 60 Second Interview
- Emily Felt, Director, Renewable Strategy and Compliance,
- Paul Pabor, Vice President, Renewable Energy, Waste Management
- Ken Ritz,
Senior Managing Engineer,
Read Ken's 60 Second Interview
- Harrison Clay, President,
Clean Energy Renewable Fuels
- Steve Pennington, Manager of North American Bio Treatment Systems, Anheuser-Busch
- Paul Greene, Chairman,
American Biogas Council
Read Paul's 60 Second Interview
- Scott Brown, Chief Executive Officer,
New Energy Capital
Read Scott's 60 Second Interview
- Amanda Singleton, Contractor, US EPA LMOP, ERG
- Wayne Davis, Vice President, Harvest Power
- Katry Martin Executive Director St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District
- Anthony LaRusso, Program Manager, Emerging Gas Operations, National Grid
- John May, Managing Director, Stern Brothers
- Scott Fowler, Landfill Gas Manager, Progressive Waste
- Jerome Peters Jr., Managing Partner, Energy Power Partners
- Marianne Mintz, Center for Transportation Research, Argonne National Laboratory
- Ted Photakis, Senior Account Executive, Energy Systems Group
What's was new at Biogas East & Midwest 2012?
2011 signalled the end of the 1603 grant, which has added an additional challenge for biogas developers. The importance of operating a cost effective project and maximizing the value of the end product is higher than ever.
However, new projects are gathering pace with over 560 operational projects in the landfill sector, and 176 anaerobic digester systems estimated in the agriculture sector.
The prospects and options for biogas projects continue to evolve, with enhancements in technology, the variety of candidate feedstocks and diverse end-use applications - including a growing focus on biomethane as a transportation fuel.
View the latest agenda outline for Biogas East & Midwest 2012.
- Learn best practice from biogas case studies in established areas of on-farm anaerobic digestion and landfill gas to energy projects
- Network with investors looking to finance your next project
- Hear from utilities on the criteria for integrating into the grid
- Meet technology providers and discover how their products can enhance the cost effectiveness of your projects.