Agenda

POLICY SCHEME INSIGHTS
Clarity on the latest state and federal incentives program and the impact on biogas demand
  • Share thoughts on the role of biogas in decarbonizing CA, post 2030
  • Find out how much gas can come to CA from other states and much gas can be produced in-state
  • Discuss initiatives related to biogas use for electricity generation (BioMAT), as well as biogas transportation use upstream incentives (RFS, LCFS)
  • Learn how the incentive distribution will impact your funding opportunities and facilitate biogas demand
  • Learn about the seasonal aspect of biogas supply and the challenges presented by seasonal supply swings coupled with finite and reasonably static demand
  • Understand how the political environment will impact your project’s cost and timeframe
LCFS and RFS pathways and what these mean for your project development
  • Share ideas on opportunities related to utilizing different waste strems to generate green, reliable, environmentally favorable, and economical energy for stationary power and transportation vehicles
  • Learn about the amount of organic material that will need a potential home as soon as the regulations ramp up and how this might impact your project development
  • Discover a complete cost scheme covering feedstock acquisition, processing, biomethane permitting costs, engineering costs, revenue streams and how these can be utilized to predict project profitability
EPA - RFS policy - tax direction for project developers
  • Understand the role of public policy in the tax landscape to promote innovation in biogas production and utilization
  • Learn how the tax structure incentivizes development opportunities market-wide
  • Gain insight into the tax incentive, RNG characterization study legislation and the commercial impact on the development of your project
Implication of organics diversion requirements on biogas development
  • Discuss LFG projects opportunities and what is expected in terms of federal support for LFG projects pre and post 2023
  • Understand the conditions required to fund your project and plan for your project to be in commercial operation, whilst mitigating the financial risk
  • Learn about efficient ways to deal with you waste disposal issues
  • Find out all you need to take into consideration for your LFG-RNG in a challenging regulatory and financial space
OVERCOMING FINANCEABILITY BARRIERS AND CAPITALIZING ON COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES
Exploring opportunities for private / public partnerships in biogas development
  • Learn about the impact on of a grant or public participation on a private investor’s decision to invest; understand how sizeable that grant needs to be
  • Discuss what other factors are significant and what is their impact on the finance your project
  • Understand what is required to form innovative public-private partnerships that would balance the use of innovative technologies, sharing of project costs and risk allocation for your project’s success
  • Find out methods to protect your agency from financial harm if the project goes sideways
Mitigating risk and project success through management operational best practice
  • Hear the expert’s perspective on how to insure long term stability to increase the appetite of private investors
  • Discover methods to maximize ownership interest and minimize debt to attract investors
  • Understand Cap & Trade funding opportunities and how investors advise developers to secure financing
  • Discuss different levels of risks and how they can be mitigated to maximize productivity and long term prospects
  • Find out more about funding for tax equity, debt and equity and financial risk management to maximize the profitability of your project
  • Learn about managing a long term fixed price contract and meet the terms for your project
Market, costs and revenue streams for RINs / LCFS credits
  • Learn about the financial potential is in the US and get a deeper understanding of the cost scheme, and needs that shape your waste-to-energy goals
  • Gain clarity on costs and revenue streams that financiers rely on when evaluating project development on and what can be done to improve success through the process
  • Hear about the most innovative business models that helped developers secure project financing and learn how to implement them for your own successful project
MONETIZING BIOGAS-RNG VIA MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS AND DELIVERY METHODS
Capitalize on RNG production for vehicle fuel (RINs/LCFS)
  • Discover the monetary incentives needed to develop successful projects based on the CARB and California Energy Commission NGV incentives distribution
  • Find out what’s expected in terms of vehicle numbers and vehicle types (e.g. buses, types of trucks) available for CNG, LNG and RNG players
  • Understand what is needed to accelerate the transition from a diesel fleet to natural gas (NG) vehicles from RNG fleet operators and NG operators
  • Discuss the realistic timeframe to transition a fleet over to natural gas vehicles and methods to accelerate it
  • Learn operational and safety considerations of fleet conversions to RNG for maximum efficiency on your vehicle fuel project
  • Discuss whether policy changes are needed to account for seasonality of supply, (e.g. will developers be allowed to contribute more biogas to utilities during the summer and deliver it to users during the winter?)
From landfill to CNG, LNG or RNG - case study how to overcome critical challenges of the most lucrative markets
  • Understand the developer’s perspective on the economy of scale when converting LFG to RNG and the implication on your project
  • Learn about the commercial wins and overcoming the commercial challenges related to the colocation of LFG with an anaerobic digester
  • Discover alternative pathways to interconnections standards gas for a profitable outcome of your project
  • Understand how clean-up technologies such as the liquid base selexol technology, membrane technology and PSA technology could revolutionize the LFG to RNG pathway
Biomethane to hydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles
  • Hear the developer’s view on renewable hydrogen production and use challenges and how to capitalize on available opportunities
  • Learn about biomethane to hydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles (Pathway for biomethane to produce electricity that would tie into vehicle) and the potential technological applications that can be used in your project planning stage
Overcoming pipeline interconnections challenges - a 5-year view from 2018
  • Review the current incentive scheme and understand what you need to do to reach utility gas standards
  • Find out whether utility costs are going to be impacted as a result of a re-evaluation of the heating value and siloxane requirements by the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST)
  • Hear developers discuss overcoming hurdles such as proximity to the pipeline, trucking and aggregating
  • Assess different upgrading technologies and whether they are suitable for your project
Fighting pipeline injections obstacles for your methane reductions goals
  • Learn about pipeline quality injections standards from California Public Utility Commission, and evaluate the authorization process to meet the methane-emissions-reduction goals
  • Discover the latest updates on the injections cost scheme and what this means for your project development
  • Understand the efforts to overcome economical hurdles associated with injection CNG and extracting it to use at another location
  • Find out more about utility timelines and find out what the community can do to expedite them
Electricity generation (BioMAT program) - challenges and opportunities for increased production
  • Discover electricity generation ways that do not impact air quality and understand how to overcome BioMAT challenges (microturbines, IC engine alternatives)
  • Evaluate the pros and cons between producing RNG vs selling electricity to build the most profitable outcome for your project
PROJECT OPTIMIZATION
Increasing project profitability by reducing your operational risk
  • Learn about contingency plans for when there’s a hick-up and you don’t have enough gas production
  • Understand how to optimize from the biology and dynamics of treatment processes and gas scheduling and gas delivery  tou sing gas container trucks
  • Find out what kind of trucks you need and how you can expand your fleet
  • Discuss what improvements have occurred in RNG storage and filling facilities
Optimizing the technology and sourcing separated organics
  • Understand the steps involved in the collection and pre-processing of the waste streams
  • Gain insight into the systems being used and how to overcome challenges related to design and operation
  • Learn best practice for dealing with operation challenges and solutions
Finding and managing affordable and high-quality feedstock
  • Discover the best management methods for organic material
  • Understand the processing and management of residual, as well as how to handle residuals and odor control
  • Find out how to secure waste feedstock supply contracts needed to support your digester project and the competing management methods for organic material
  • Make sense of the advantages and disadvantages of alternative management methods for organic material
Overcoming challenges related to commercial deployment of thermochemical/biomass gasification technologies in California
  • Learn how to overcome regulatory hurdles for your future thermochemical / gasification projects and gain clarity over the advantages and disadvantages of using these technologies
  • Understand how thermal conversion technologies could facilitate solutions to comply the organic diversion requirements
  • Gain insight into the transitioning process from demonstration to commercial deployment

If you are interested in US Biogas 2018 please contact us:

Diana Dropol

Diana Dropol

Project Director
New Energy Update
Telephone: +44 (0)207 375 7528
Email: diana@newenergyupdate.com

Andre Elkana

Andre Elkana

Commercial Manager
New Energy Update
+44 (0) 207 375 7231 (Global)
+1 800 814 3459 - Ext. 7231 (US)
+1 866 996 1235 - Ext. 7231 (Canada)
Email: andre@newenergyupdate.com

2018 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsor

  • Greenlane Biogas

Exhibitors

  • Western Energy Systems

2018 Media Partners

  • Bioenergy Insight
  • Bioenergy Insight
  • BiogasWorld
  • Greenmatch
  • SWANA
  • https://teitimes.com/
  • Waste Advantage Magazine
  • Waste Disposable Hub
  • Waste Management World

2017 Sponsors & Exhibitors

Silver Sponsors

  • Digester Doc
  • Element Markets
  • Greenlane Biogas

Sponsors

  • AECOM
  • Anaergia
  • envitreat
  • swinerton
  • topsoe

Exhibitors

  • Air Liquide
  • Tomorrow Water
  • Western Energy Systems