The warm, breezy evening of November 5th saw more than 120 guests attend Energy Vision’s 9th annual Energy Awards Reception and Benefit at the splendid Ramscale Studio Penthouse in New York City. Supporters, young and old, New York City officials, and business leaders mingled, bid on silent auction items, discussed sustainability strategies, and enjoyed the breathtaking views of downtown Manhattan and the Hudson River.
The evening’s highlight was presentation of our 2015 Energy Leadership Awards to four companies, who are helping shape the new energy economy needed for a sustainable future: UPS, American Organic Energy, MOVE Systems, and Newlight Technologies. The Awards received news coverage in hundreds of stories worldwide: from Reuters, to the Miami Herald, The Sacramento Bee and dozens of business journals in the US, and in papers in Canada, Sweden, France, The Netherlands, Italy, India, South Korea, and Namibia.
All of EV’s Awardees are pioneers in expanding production of or markets for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) – a new fuel, clean, and close to carbon-free, whose production and use dramatically reduce, or totally eliminate, greenhouse gases. RNG production involves no drilling — the fuel is made from biogases generated by the decomposing organics in municipal, agricultural and commercial wastes. When RNG is made primarily from food waste and used as a vehicle fuel, it can even be “net carbon-negative” over its lifecycle, as it eliminates the release of more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than it creates.
UPS, a global leader in logistics, has set the pace as the largest user of RNG in the shipping industry, obtaining its fuel from Clean Energy Fuels for 400 of its vehicles in California, displacing about 1.5 million gallons of diesel annually.
American Organic Energy is building the largest anaerobic digestion facility in the New York metro area to process food waste into RNG for energy and transportation fuel.
MOVE Systems has re-conceptualized the mobile food industry by designing and making energy-efficient hybrid mobile food carts that can run on CNG or RNG and solar panels, cutting greenhouse gases and also the health-threatening carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxide emissions of traditional diesel-fueled carts.
Finally, Newlight Technologies has developed a revolutionary process for making durable plastics using renewable organic biogas instead of fossil petroleum as a feedstock. Its process is more cost-effective than conventional plastic manufacturing processes and is net-carbon negative over its lifecycle.
Read our press release for more on the exciting initiatives taken by our Awardees.
EV's 2015 Benefit and Selected Silent Auction Items [click on images to enlarge]
Join Our Mailing List
The time is now for clean fuels! With your help we are making tremendous progress in the shift away from oil.