Hannah Krohn ‘17 — a former Energy Vision intern — is one of just 34 undergraduate students from across the nation who has earned a prestigious EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship this year. The GRO Program provides funding to selected college juniors and seniors to help build the next generation of environmental experts.
The Power of Waste Workshop, co-hosted by Energy Vision and the Denver Metro Clean Cities Coalition at Daniels Fund – 101 Monroe Street, Denver, CO, introduced renewable natural gas (RNG) as a new frontier for transportation. Colorado is poised to take the lead toward a cleaner, economical, and locally-sourced energy future.
Energy Vision’s Matt Tomich and Joanna Underwood toured the Heartland Biogas facility, a mere 40 minutes from downtown Denver. The project, developed by AgEnergy USA and operated by EDF Renewables and A1 Organics, sits on a 100-acre site and is the largest digester project of its kind in the world!
Raw sewage rarely draws a crowd, but former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter joined city leaders from across the state in Denver to learn more about turning human waste into natural gas.
Energy Vision – an NGO that promotes sustainable transportation practices – has identified 8,000 large farms and dairies, 17,000 wastewater facilities, and 1,750 landfills as candidates for RNG production.
If all the organic waste in the country were gathered, current technologies could produce enough natural gas to replace about half of the diesel fuel used in U.S. transportation, says Energy Vision’s Underwood.