Speeches

EV on the Road

November 1-3, 2017
EV’s Matt Tomich was invited to help lead a renewable natural gas (RNG) workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa.

June 7th, 2017
EV planned and hosted the Food Waste Erased forum at the Roosevelt House, Hunter College, where EV interns presented the findings of a year-long organic waste assessment, and proposed recommendations for establishing a sustainable waste management system at the college.

May 22-23, 2017
EV’s Tomich met with business leaders and legislators on Capitol Hill to discuss the waste-to-fuel strategy.

May 10, 2017
EV’s Jeremiah spoke with two 6th Grade classes at Central Synagogue in NYC about the importance of sustainability, EV’s work, and the university food waste project EV developed and guided at Hunter College.

May 5, 2017
EV’s Tomich moderated a Smart Cities NYC ’17 workshop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard that addressed the challenges and opportunities for sustainably managing municipal organic waste, with a special focus on the two valuable products that can be created from this waste stream: carbon-neutral biogas and nutrient rich compost. The workshop – “Toward a Low Carbon Future: Tapping Our Urban (Bio)Gas Supplies” – featured speakers from National Grid, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and Air Liquide.

April 26, 2017
EV partnered with LaGuardia Community College for their Green Week — Responses to Climate Change — event where EV’s Kyle Jeremiah spoke with students and faculty about environmental activism and establishing a student-led organic waste project.

April 24-28, 2017
Tomich met and led municipal officials from South Africa on a tour of waste-to-fuel project sites in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana and California. The South African delegation met with operators and got a first-hand look at the facilities. The municipal officials are now developing an internal planning document making the case for biogas-to-CNG for use in their large refuse fleet.

April 7, 2017
EV’s Tomich and Jeremiah met with officials of LaGuardia Community College to discuss EV’s Food Waste Erased student project at Hunter College, and how it could be replicated on the LaGuardia campus.

November 29, 2016
EV’s Joanna Underwood and Aicha Zakraoui traveled to Tunis to participate in the Tunisia2020 conference and present on the economic opportunities that an RNG industry can create.

October 17, 2016
EV’s Joanna Underwood gave a featured speech at the annual BioCycle conference in Orlando, FL on the growth of the organic waste-to-fuel industry.

June 9, 2016
EV President Matt Tomich spoke to sustainability professionals at 3M headquarters in Minnesota on emerging trends and opportunities around organic waste and RNG.

May 24, 2016
EV’s Matt Tomich attended the RNG Coalition’s annual Capitol Hill day in Washington, DC to educate policymakers on the economic and environmental benefits of renewable natural gas (RNG).

April 8, 2016
EV’s Joanna Underwood gave a keynote lecture at the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources in Laramie.

March 30, 2016
EV’s Matt Tomich spoke on RNG at the US EPA’s Global Methane Forum in Washington, DC to a room of more than 100 public and private sector experts from around the world.

March 22, 2016
EV’s Tomich presented at a forum hosted by Transport2000 in Montreal. Tomich, one of two speakers, spoke about the organic waste-to-fuel strategy and its potential to displace diesel use in Quebec.

March 2, 2016
EV’s Joanna Underwood traveled to Bryn Mawr College to give an evening lecture on environmental trends and meet with president Kim Cassidy.

December 9, 2015
EV’s Tomich led a breakout session on organics diversion and anaerobic digestion at the annual RNG Coalition event in San Diego. Attendees included industry leaders, policymakers, regulators and NGOs.

October 29, 2015
EV’s Tomich gave a guest lecture about the interplay between technology, economics and policy in biomass-based transportation fuels at Bryn Mawr College.

May 29, 2015
EV Vice President Matt Tomich participated in an NJSpotlight Roundtable in Mercerville, NJ, “Natural Gas Pipeline Expansion in New Jersey: Good or Bad?”. While a highly contentious topic, Tomich introduced and discussed the role renewable natural gas (RNG) could play in helping New Jersey address its waste challenge and meet its environmental/climate change goals. Other panelists included Maya K. van Rossum, Delaware Riverkeeper; Thomas A. Bracken, President & CEO, NJ Chamber of Commerce; Philip K. Beachem, President, NJ Alliance for Action; Greg Lalevee, Business Manager, Operating Engineers Local 825; and Doug O’Malley, Director, Environment New Jersey.

April 14-16, 2015
Energy Vision’s President Joanna Underwood and Project Associate Aicha Zakraoui traveled to Tunis, Tunisia to participate in the 5th Annual Sweep-NET Regional Solid Waste Conference. Underwood presented in a session titled, “Waste & Climate Change: Change Habits, not the Climate,” where she introduced the renewable natural gas (RNG) waste-to-fuel strategy to a region with growing solid waste challenges. For access to the presentation, Click Here.

March 18, 2015
EV President Joanna Underwood toured DC Water’s Blue Plains wastewater treatment plant in Washington, DC. Its bold logo and tagline, “Water is Life,” adorn every agency vehicle, making it a well known symbol throughout the community. Plans are underway to explore opportunities to utilize a portion of the biogas generated at the state-of-the-art facility to fuel agency vehicles. EV is engaged with public sector officials in our nation’s capital about hosting a briefing for local policymakers.

February 25, 2015
EV Vice President Matt Tomich attended the Five Year Strategic Planning Meeting of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Clean Cities Program at DOE Headquarters in Washington, D.C. For the first time, renewable natural gas (RNG) was included as a high-priority national petroleum reduction strategy.

February 11, 2015
EV’s Underwood and Tomich presented on the opportunities, obstacles and benefits of the organic waste-t0-vehicle fuel strategy at the monthly Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board (SWAB) meeting in NYC. The SWAB advises on solid waste policy in the City.

September 26, 2014
Pres. Joanna Underwood gave the Opening Address at Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition’s annual “Advancing the Choice” Conference” at Beth Page State Park.

September 23, 2014
EV’s Matt Tomich traveled to Beijing, China with a delegation of US experts to participate in the 2014 Zhongguancun Forum. A major topic was the utilization of biogas.

September 17, 2014
EV’s Tomich traveled to his home state to speak at the annual Kansas Energy Conference about the potential for renewable natural gas made from agricultural waste.

August 19, 2014
EV’s Tomich spoke at the American Public Works Association’s annual conference in Toronto, an international event attended by 3,000 public and private sector leaders.

August 14, 2014
EV’s Joanna Underwood and Matt Tomich participated in a press event on the steps of the California Capitol highlighting two new pieces of legislation to ban landfilling of organic waste.

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