Leading policy, industry and technical experts to discuss the production of renewable natural gas for vehicle fuel and its role as a climate change strategy in the United States.




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The US Has Millions of Tons of a Low-Carbon Fuel Source—but It's Being Thrown Away. Renewable natural gas made from food waste and manure avoids more emissions than it creates.

About the Event

States, municipalities, and companies across the United States are turning food scraps, manure and other forms of organic waste into a fuel called “renewable natural gas” (RNG) to power vehicles. RNG can provide a source of low-carbon or even negative-carbon fuel when made from waste that would otherwise emit methane, a greenhouse gas with 28 times the warming potential of carbon dioxide. By reducing methane emissions and replacing fossil fuel use in vehicles, RNG from certain types of projects can serve as a financially viable a climate change strategy for the private and public sector.

The webinar will introduce new analysis from the World Resources Institute that explores how waste-derived RNG can be used to reduce GHG emissions compared to fossil fuels used in vehicles. It will also present an evaluation of production costs and resource potential in the United States.

Questions to be addressed in this session include:

  • What is renewable natural gas?
  • How much RNG could be produced from organic waste in the United States?
  • How much does RNG cost to produce?
  • How can RNG reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels used in vehicles?
  • Why are businesses purchasing RNG for their vehicle fleets?


Patrick Browne, Director of Global Sustainability, UPS

Anelia Milbrandt, Senior Analyst (Bioenergy), National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Rebecca Gasper, Research Associate, World Resources Institute

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