Natural Gas – Conversions, Vehicles and Technology

Calif. Workshop to Focus on Renewable Natural Gas

November 16, 2010

PASADENA, CA - CALSTART, a leading clean transportation consortium, is teaming with Southern California Gas Co. to hold a one-day workshop titled, "Jumpstarting Renewable Natural Gas for Transportation."

The event will be held Thursday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Southern California Gas Co. Energy Research Center in Downey, Calif. The workshop will showcase experts from the California Energy Commission, Argonne National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. There will also be representatives from the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Partnership, American Honda, Waste Management, Clean Energy Fuels, Westport Innovations, Coca-Cola Enterprises North America fleet operations and more.

The workshop will tap the expertise of government officials, landfill operators, technology leaders and researchers in an interactive format designed to advance the market readiness of renewable natural gas.

"RNG is the lowest carbon fuel for transportation -- it's abundant and it's renewable," said John Boesel, president and CEO of CALSTART. "Using RNG recycles waste, displaces fossil fuels and mitigates greenhouse gas emissions. This workshop will help lead the way to an innovative new domestic industry that creates green collar jobs while cleaning the air."

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