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Past Webinars:

The Feasibility of Biogas Utilization - Is it right for you?
Host: PNCWA Committees: Sustainability, Resource Recovery, and Residuals and Biosolids
August 2020

Part 1: Biogas Utilization Overview and Feasibility Analysis

There will be an overview of costs associated with procuring, operating, and maintaining a cogeneration facility through its lifecycle. Included in the analysis will be a list of benefits and revenue streams that can be generated to cover some or all of the costs associated with running such a facility. Alternatives to cogeneration will be discussed as well. 


Part 2: Biogas Utilization Case Studies
Experts weigh in on:

  • The feasibility of digester gas utilization at smaller WWTPs
  • Conversion of digester gas into compressed natural gas for vehicle fuel
  • Cogeneration at the Central Kitsap WWTP


Part 3: Valuing Carbon - Incentives for Beneficial Use of Digester Gas and Other Sustainable Projects
Experts weigh in on:

Steve Krugel, P.E. of Brown and Caldwell will discuss ways communities are adding value to carbon and other sustainable benefits into their more traditional cost evaluations and how these valuations can incentivize project development. Carbon valuation approaches, including those based on cap and trade markets, the social cost of carbon, and adopted values-based strictly on community environmental ethics, will be discussed, as well as direct monetary incentives for some uses such as Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits.

Part 4: Biogas Utilization Cost, Revenues, and Benefits
Experts weigh in on:

  • Pacific Northwest Biogas Monetization
  • Update on state of RNG market and projects for 2020
  • Cost of operating and maintaining a cogeneration system



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