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How Ohio Fleets Could Benefit from Renewable Natural Gas

Ohio, Renewable Natural Gas, RNG, Energy Vision, EV

Dec 29, 2015

Clean Fuels Ohio and Energy Vision recently hosted a conference focused on the production, utilization and development strategies for renewable natural gas (RNG) as a transportation fuel. The event took place on Dec. 2 at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.

“RNG can be fully integrated into Ohio’s growing compressed natural gas (CNG) infrastructure,” said Sam Spofforth, executive director of Clean Fuels Ohio. “It’s easy for fleets to use [and] provides economic benefits even compared with diesel today – plus [it has] huge environmental benefits.”

Clean Fuels Ohio says Renergy, a leading producer of RNG, and Vectren, a natural gas and electricity utility, were the headlining sponsors of the event.

Speakers at the conference included representatives from the Argonne National Laboratory, the RNG Coalition, the Ohio State University Agricultural Research Center, and more. The presentations overviewed specific project development models and policies supporting RNG.

“The decarbonized energy economy is not abstract or theoretical – it’s happening here and now,” said Joanna Underwood, president of Energy Vision. “RNG from organic waste is an ultra-low-carbon to net- carbon-negative fuel that’s available and practical today. Ohio could make enough of it to fuel CNG vehicles and displace as much as 40 percent of the state’s diesel consumption, along with the greenhouse- gas emissions that go with it.

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