Des Moines conference hopes to answer some big questions about biogas


C-CHANGE: Conference on Agriculture, Technology, and Innovation 

March 25-27, 2020  |  Des Moines, Iowa  |  Register here

 is a sponsor of and will have several representatives attending an event March 25-27 in Des Moines. The Conference on Agriculture, Technology, and Innovation is the first in a series hosted by the Consortium for Cultivating Human And Naturally reGenerative Enterprises (C-CHANGE), a multisector partnership led by Iowa State University that aims to develop solutions across sectors to address challenges in the U.S. agriculture industry. This particular conference hopes to answer the question: Why are we missing the boat on biogas?

Shashi Menon

Jim Ramm, 専門技術者

Kathy MacBeth

Brad Pleima、専門技術者

EcoEngineers CEO Shashi Menon will be speaking about the potential for renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the Midwest. You’ll likely see many other EcoEngineers faces at the event, including Director of Engineering Jim Ramm, Director of Sales & Marketing Kathy MacBeth, and Senior Engineer Brad Pleima, who specializes in RNG landfill, wastewater, and manure-based agriculture projects.

According to C-CHANGE,  “The renewable natural gas component of biogas is the best-incentivized, fastest growing product in today’s bioeconomy. A value chain based on RNG, if done right, could foster new economic development in rural America while also alleviating concerns for energy security, greenhouse-gas emissions, soil health, climate resilience, water quality, flooding, and wildlife habitat in the Midwestern U.S. and beyond.

“This conference focuses on expanding the value chain for RNG by bringing together experts from agriculture, energy, government, science, and society to share knowledge and embark on an ambitious plan to remove barriers impeding the growth of this value chain.”

We’re excited to be a part of this event that is pushing the envelope on Midwest biogas and RNG implementation in today’s agricultural landscape.

See Iowa State University’s press release about the event here. You can register for the conference here.