natural gas

2017 Renewable Natural Gas Symposium

Event Overview

The UC Riverside Center for Environmental Research and Technology held an in-depth discussion of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) adoption from lab to market. Panel discussions included Utility Scale Power to Gas and Thermochemical RNG Production in California. 

Potential to Build Current Natural Gas Infrastructure to accommodate the Future Conversion of Near-Zero Transportation Technology

This project aimed to complement The California Air Resource Board’s on-going work on technology assessment by exploring how the near-term development of natural gas infrastructure, in the heavy-duty transportation sector, can be implemented to include technology that can best facilitate the long-term conversion to near-zero technology.

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Technology Demonstration Phase 2

  • Principal Investigator Arun Raju, Ph.D.
  • University of California, Riverside
The project will 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.
Project Status

Renewable Natural Gas Research Center Project

Research Product Type
Research Report
Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is an important alternative fuel that can help the State of California meet several greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and renewable energy targets. Despite considerable potential, current RNG use on national and state levels are not significant. RNG production potential in California through thermochemical conversion was evaluated as part of this project by assessing technical biomass availability in the state.