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December 10, 2020

Renewable Natural Gas Emerging Market Trends
December 10, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Virtual Meeting

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Hear from industry experts on the developing markets for renewable natural gas

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Thanks to our meeting sponsor: Energy Systems Group

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Biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) have been part of the energy sustainability and carbon footprint discussion for many years. 

Historically, the primary use for biofuels such as RNG has been fuel in the transportation sector.  Recently, the use of RNG has gained attention as a tool for de-carbonization beyond the transportation market.  There is increased market pressure focused on environmental issues and de-carbonization fueling an emerging voluntary market for RNG.

Large upfront capital costs and distribution continue to be significant challenges to the RNG market. 

Please join us to learn more about the emerging market drivers and trends influencing the renewed interest in RNG.


Aidan Murphy, ESG Director, Performance Assurance

Aidan Murphy is a customer-focused, results-oriented and entrepreneurial-minded executive with extensive experience developing teams and leading business operations.  He has a proven ability to identify new opportunities, barriers, and market conditions and develop solutions that balance corporate/client requirements and bottom-line results.

As ESG’s Director, Performance Assurance, Aidan leads the Sustainable Infrastructure Group’s business strategy and development efforts.  He manages ESG’s organics acquisition and operations strategy and post-construction services for all of ESG’s wastewater biogas projects.  Aidan holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Frank Starr, ESG Project Finance

Frank Starr has over 35 years of experience in project financing and project development. At ESG, he has successfully developed and implemented several biogas projects, central utility plant modernizations, wastewater project financings, and combined heat and power projects. His experience with these projects includes structuring ownership agreements, securing interim and permanent project financing, performing technology evaluation and assessments, securing power purchase agreements, obtaining fuel supply agreements, negotiating site leases, and obtaining direct project financial grants and incentives. Frank holds a B.A. in English Literature from St. Lawrence University and an MBA from the University at Albany, SUNY.

ESG is a leading energy services provider that helps customers across the country advance their goals by driving operational efficiencies and improving livability, workability, and resiliency. Built on the power of ideas, engineering solutions, and exceptional delivery, ESG’s innovative energy and infrastructure solutions focus on measurable technical, financial, and operational results.


Meryl Sands, The Energy Co-op

Meryl joined The Energy Co-op in December of 2019, bringing six years of experience in the renewable energy sector. Their focus is to engage The Energy Co-op’s members through our Member Ambassador Program, develop partnerships with local like-minded organizations and businesses, and run educational trainings and workshops that further The Energy Co-op’s mission to help people buy, use, and understand energy. Meryl holds a B.A. in Theater from Swarthmore College, and an MFA from the University of the Arts.

The Energy Co-op has been helping people buy, use, and understand energy for over 40 years. Today, we are seeing a shift towards clean, affordable sources of energy, and the Energy Co-op is facilitating that shift.



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