Renewable Gas 360 (Formerly Rethink Methane) Places the Spotlight on All Renewable Gases

June 25, 2019

Renewable Gas 360

Save the date for Renewable Gas 360, taking place January 22-23, 2020, at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel in Sacramento, California. Formerly knows as the Rethink Methane Symposium, Renewable Gas 360 will bring together stakeholders from the bioenergy, solar, wind, hydrogen, fuel cell, natural gas, and energy storage industries to enlighten California policymakers on the economic and environmental benefits of renewable gas.

Promoting a Circular Energy Economy

In 2015, Gladstein, Neandross & Associations, held the first Rethink Methane Symposium, providing a forum for California policymakers to learn about the benefits of renewable gas and discuss public policies to advance the renewable gas industry in California. Since the beginning, Rethink Methane was never just about methane. The symposium focused, and continues to focus, on developing strategies to recover, recycle, and reuse organic matter specifically for use as a transportation fuel. Fuel sources include methane from anaerobic digestion of organic matter as well as syngas from the gasification of organic matter, and hydrogen.

To better demonstrate the event’s focus on a variety of renewable gases, the event is now called Renewable Gas 360. The new name suggests equality between all renewable gases and the use of the number 360 promotes a circular energy economy that values renewable gases. At its core, the event promotes the increased production and consumption of renewable gases to enable California to move towards environmental and economic sustainability.

The new name suggests equality between all renewable gases and the use of the number 360 promotes a circular energy economy that values renewable gases.

Breaking Down Existing Barriers

Renewable Gas 360 will continue focusing on how California can break down existing barriers and instead work to increase renewable gas production, encourage near term markets for renewable gas consumption, and implement sensible policies and incentives to encourage private investment in essential gas capture, clean-up, and distribution infrastructure. A key message of the event is, in the absence of such policies, that the costs of climate protection, energy, forest management, and agricultural operations in California will continue to soar.

The conference will offer a holistic perspective on renewable gas, offering content that sheds light on how harnessing organic wastes and surplus renewable electricity can promote a diverse, balanced, and sustainable energy economy. Attendees will learn from experts across the industry as they share how developing the state’s renewable natural gas capability can spur investment in a circular economy, with a focus on converting waste to feedstock, replicating natural systems to recover and reuse recycled resources, and keeping products and materials in use for as long as possible.

The conference will offer a holistic perspective on renewable gas, offering content that sheds light on how harnessing organic wastes and surplus renewable electricity can promote a diverse, balanced, and sustainable energy economy.

Providing a Path Towards Economic and Environmental Resiliency

Industry leaders will discuss how renewable gas can help California immediately and cost effectively meets its air quality, climate protection, and economic development objectives. The event aims to help state decision makers reduce climate pollutants and greenhouse gases, capture methane emissions from dairy and agriculture, and manage landfills. Plus, the event will provide strategies to prevent wildfires, store surplus renewable energy, increase renewable hydrogen production, and foster economic growth in disadvantaged communities. Renewable Gas 360 also aims to show how the increased use of affordable renewable gas throughout the state can provide economic relief to disadvantaged communities in California for whom energy and utility costs constitute a higher percentage of their income.

Through a series of informative panel discussions, keynote presentations, and interactive discussions, Renewable Gas 360 will showcase new technologies and encourage policymakers to consider what California can do to promote an energy economy that nurtures renewable gas.