Waste Alliance Lecture: Alicia Veneziani - Challenges and Opportunities of the Waste-to-Energy Industry
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Building 8, 8-205
21 AMES ST, Cambridge, MA 02139
Renewable natural gas (RNG), or biomethane, is a pipeline-quality gas that is fully interchangeable with conventional natural gas. RNG comes from the purification of biogas, which is obtained through the degradation of organic matter in landfills, or in a digester.
Logistics companies and retailers, are increasingly turning to RNG to fuel their captive fleets. For instance, UPS recently announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. The RNG agreements will help UPS reach its sustainability goal of sourcing 40% of its ground transportation fleet fuel from sources other than conventional gasoline and diesel by 2025. Using RNG can indeed reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90% when compared to conventional diesel.
Alicia will introduce the basics of RNG production, and highlight the challenges and opportunities of developing RNG projects.
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This event is brought to you by the MIT Waste Alliance, with sponsorship from the GSC Funding Board.