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Biogas USA 2011 preparations are well under way
Attracting over 180 attendees to San Francisco, the annual Biogas USA congress is now firmly established as the premier networking opportunity for the US biogas community.
High level delegates included representatives from: Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Midwest Biogas, City of Palo Alto Utilities, Fiscalini Farms, Ameresco, National Grid, Sempra Utilities, US EPA, USDA, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation, Cat Power Finance, Cascadia Capital, Xebec, Clean Energy Fuels, Stoel Rives, Purac, Climate Action Reserve, Air Quality Management District, and the National Farmers Union.
Participants from across the industry enjoyed the in-depth presentations and interactive discussions on critical issues, including: Federal and States policies supporting farm and waste based biogas development; economics and project finance in AD projects; project planning and permitting; organic recycling and municipal solid waste; biogas upgrading and grid injection and liquid bio-methane for transportation.
The event also brought experienced players from Europe - Stedin, Gasrec, T.S. Energy Group, Axpo Kompogas, MT-Energie, OWS - to look at how US biogas companies could benefit from lessons learnt in advanced European markets.
Date for your diary: next year’s dates are set for 12 – 13 October 2011, San Francisco, USA.
Due to popular demand, we will also be launching an East Coast edition in 2011, if you would like to get involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you missed out this year, you can still purchase the conference proceedings from the event. Contact email@example.com for details.
Following successful editions in Austria, Belgium, the UK and USA, Green Power Conferences are pleased to announce that the 8th international biogas networking conference will take place in San Francisco.
There are currently more than 100 on-farm anaerobic digesters in operation in the U.S and more than 80 new anaerobic digesters are in the planning stage. In addition, more than 420 operating landfill gas recovering plants are running and 82 new plants are under construction. While a handful of large well established landfill gas projects are very well run, the market for anaerobic digesters is far less competitive.
This key event will bring together leaders of the US biogas industry to examine how to develop commercially successful biogas projects and address the latest technological advances in production.
Delegates will learn from best practice case studies from government representatives, biogas producers, utilities and biogas users to gain a clear understanding of the current federal policy framework, investment criteria, project start up requirements, plant optimization and upgrading biogas for injection into national gas grids.
Policy & legislation:
Chris Voell, Progam Manager, AgSTAR,
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Philip L. Brown, Business & Cooperative Loan Specialist, USDA Rural Development - CA
Don Wichert, Director, Renewable Energy, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation
Valentino Tiangco, Biomass & Senior Project Manager,
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Karla Dailey, Resource Planner, City of Palo Alto Utilities
Donald Chahbazpour, Director of Sustainable Gas Group, National Grid
Ronald Kent, R&D Project Manager, Sempra Utilites
Eric Camirand, President,
Kevin Maas, President, Farm Power Northwest
Nettie R. Drake, Ag Power Development, LLC
John W. Logan, Owner, Brinson Farms
Lew Nelson, Public Works Director, City of Tulare
John G. Ingersoll, President & Chief Executive Officer, ECOCORP
Nick Nelson, President & Chief Executive Officer, Midwest Biogas
Daniel Mann, Chief Business Development Officer, MT-Energie USA’