Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Technology Demonstration Phase 2

Principal Investigator: Arun S.K. Raju | University of California, Riverside

The objective is to develop an ‘Organic Resource Locator’ for the Southern California region with particular emphasis on the territory served by the Southern California Gas Company. This will be a map of technically recoverable organic resources available for energy conversion, and the potential end users.

The task will involve a detailed, mapped analysis of all organic resources that are potentially available for RNG production in the Southern California region, particularly SoCalGas service territory, including: (1) available quantities and RNG potential; (2) periods for which the resources will be available at a constant ton per day basis; (3) composition of the resources; (4) available conversion facilities and capacities nearby; (5) proximity to pipeline; and (6) potential end users (schools, hospitals, etc.) including transportation end users.

This task will ultimately serve as a basis for a web based mapping tool that can be used to evaluate resource/production potential and emission/energy use benefits and will help expedite development of commercial RNG projects.

Status: In Progress
Funding: $25,000
Sponsors: US DOT

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