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Appalachian RNG Conference 2023



Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe

The Appalachian RNG Conference will provide tremendous information from industry experts that are leading the growth of this burgeoning industry. Scroll down to learn more about our conference and how you can be a part of it. Learn from the leaders!

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Appalachian RNG Conference 2023

"We are crazy busy. The whole industry is booming!"
Brad Huxter, BSME
Vice President of RNG Services, Northern BioGas

Market Watch reports the global RNG market size was worth $8.09 billion in 2022, but will sky rocket to $72.13 billion in 2028.  The significant portion of this growth will be in the United States, where RNG will represent 10% of natural gas consumption.

So mark your calendar now to prepare your business for this growth to attend Shale Directories and the H2-CCS Network’s first Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Conference, slated for Wednesday, October 4, 2023 in Charlotte, NC. (Hotel info coming soon!)

Our OPENING RECEPTION will be held the evening of October 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. A CLOSING RECEPTION will conclude the conference at 4:00 PM on October 4.

“Our conference, the second in a series of RNG conferences, focuses on creating regional awareness of local opportunities to profitably address climate change. It’s exciting to be part of these projects which are adding jobs and revenue to local communities,” said Tom Gellrich, CEO and Founder of the H2-CCS Network.

RNG also provides benefits in terms of fuel security, improved local air quality and brings communities into the climate change fight all with local economic benefits – jobs.  A typical RNG project, according to industry sources, can cost between $10 and $100 million, generating both construction and operating jobs in local communities.

Can Your Company Benefit from the RNG Boom? (LINK)

According to the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (CRNG), there are more than 500 RNG facilities in North America operating, under construction or planned, located in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. This is your chance to learn from a robust line-up of industry leaders and network with a group of like-minded energy professionals. Register NOW as we anticipate a sellout. Sponsorships are also available.

Hyliion Hypertucks are Coming to the RNG Conference!

Hypertruck ERX demo vehicle will be at the RNG Conference! These vehicles (pictured) are delivering frac sand with Detmar Logistics and enduring Winter Testing for the Hypertruck ERX powertrain.
  • 4/18 Evening Opening Reception 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Registration Opens (4/19) 7:00 AM
  • Welcome & Introduction 8:00 AM

    Joe Barone, Shale Directories

  • RNG: The Fuel With No Downsides 8:05 AM

    Tom Gellrich, H2-CCS Network

  • UGI and RNG Focus 8:25 AM

    Frank King, UGI

  • Rapidly Implementing Dairy RNG 9:10 AM

    Robert Foxen, Global Common

  • Break 9:55 AM
  • Analysis of RNG 10:25 AM

    Ken Thompson, Valtronics/Mustang Sampling

  • Fleet Manager's Point of View Panel Discussion 11:10 AM

    Bobby Cherian, Hyliion
    Kirt Conrad, SARTA
    John Hambrose, Waste Management
    Lynn Lyon, US Gain

  • Lunch Break 12:10 PM
  • Washington County, PA 1:00 PM

    The Honorable Larry Maggi, Washington County Commissioner

  • Energy, Carbon Credits & Project Management 1:10 PM

    Dave Lindenmuth, Eco Engineers

  • Scaling Via Standardization 1:55 PM

    Gov Graney, Nacelle

  • Technology Selection for RNG Projects 2:40 PM

    Brad Huxter, Northern Biogas

  • Closing Comments 3:25 PM

    Joe Barone, Shale Directories

  • Closing Reception 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Joe Barone
    Joe Barone

    President and Founder Shale Directories
    Joe Barone has kept companies that service and supply the oil and gas industry, hydrogen generation, carbon capture sequestration and RNG current on the latest developments since 2009. He produces a Shale Directories online member directory, and issues weekly Facts & Rumors newsletters. Barone realizing the need for in-person networking and information sharing has produced more than 70 upstream, midstream and downstream conferences as well as conferences focusing on underground storage, hydrogen generation and carbon capture sequestration as well as RNG. He is a recognized go to source for contacts, and information in the oil and gas sector with concentration in the Appalachian Basin.

  • Bobby Cherian
    Bobby Cherian

    Sr. Vice President, Government Affairs, Hyliion
    Bobby Cherian has over three decades of global experience in engineering, purchasing and sales. He leads Hyliion’s Government Affairs team, driving regulatory and policy efforts at the state and federal levels. In 2020, Bobby joined Hyliion as Senior Vice President of Sales and Service and shortly after, his responsibilities were expanded to include leading the Supply Chain team. Bobby earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University, a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Oakland University.

  • Kirt Conrad
    Kirt Conrad

    Executive Director and CEO, SARTA
    Since 2009, Kirt Conrad has been the CEO of the Stark Area Regional Transit Authority (SARTA) in Canton, Ohio. SARTA operates 100+ buses with 200+ employees. Last year nearly 2.6 million passenger trips were transported by over 30 fixed routes or demand response services throughout Stark County.

    Currently, Kirt serves on the board of Ohio Transit Risk Pool (OTRP) and is on the board of The Ohio Fuel Cell Coalition as Chair and CALSTART’s fuel cell infrastructure advisory board for public transit. Kirt is also involved with the Center for Transportation and the Environment/Federal Transit Administration’s Procurement Risk Reduction for Zero Emission Vehicles Committee, is a member of American Public Transportation Association’s Zero Emission Bus Specification Committee and is the past president of Ohio Public Transit Association (OPTA).

  • Robert Foxen
    Robert Foxen

    President & CEO, Global Common
    Robert Foxen is a proven energy project developer and engineering consultant with over 30 years of experience in the energy and environmental fields. He has designed, developed, owned and operated a variety of renewable and fossil fueled energy projects. He is currently developing renewable natural gas (RNG) projects at six dairies in New York. He previously developed a 54-MW kerosene-fueled, peaking plant in Greenport, New York; two 12.5-MW biomass fired power plants in California; a 500-kW anaerobic digester/cogeneration project in New York; and a 150,000-ton per year wood pellet plant in Georgia. Foxen has a Bachelor of Science from Villanova University and a Master of Engineering from Manhattan College. He also completed the Owner/President Management program at Harvard Business School. He is a registered professional engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.

  • Tom Gellrich
    Tom Gellrich

    President and Founder, H2 and Carbon Capture Network
    Gellrich is one of the pioneers in identifying opportunities in the H2, CCS, and RNG sectors of the new climate energy economy. He is also CEO and Founder of TopLine Analytics which identifies the downstream impacts of the shale gas revolution in the chemicals, plastics, and manufacturing sectors. He began his career as a Chemical Engineer with ExxonMobil designing compressors for their ethane propane crackers. At TotalEnergies Gellrich held a variety of positions in Strategic Planning, Business Management, and Business Consulting. He was instrumental in founding Elemica, a B2B service for the chemical industry; where he served as Managing Director European Operations.

  • John Hambrose
    John Hambrose

    Communications Manager, Waste Management
    John Hambrose is the communications manager for WM’s Greater Mid-Atlantic Area which includes the company’s operations in eastern Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York City. John is a 21-year member of the WM team whose work has included CNG fueling station and fleet roll-outs and first-responder safety presentations, internal communications, public relations, media relations and delivery of the company’s Recycle Right and sustainability messaging to many audiences.

  • Gov Graney
    Gov Graney

    Co-Founder, Nacelle Solutions
    In 2014, Gov co-founded Nacelle Solutions along with his brother, Patrick with the vision of displacing diesel fuel usage in high horsepower operations within the Oil & Gas industry, utilizing natural gas conditioned locally in the field. Shortly thereafter, Nacelle leveraged its execution-oriented gas processing and upgrading experience to enter the newly developing Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) market with gas upgrading equipment and Operations & Maintenance solution for RNG project developers. Nacelle has been a pioneer and leader in both field gas conditioning and biogas upgrading, having displaced over 100+ million gallons of diesel and removed 25,000+ trucks from the road, delivering the safety, economic and environmental benefits to customers and community.

  • Brad Huxter, BSME
    Brad Huxter, BSME

    Vice President of RNG Services for Northern Biogas
    A mechanical engineer with 25+ years of experience in gas processing, Brad is a well-known and trusted advisor for engineers, EPCs, and RNG project developers. His experience spans every major technology and application in the industry - including both RNG and power generation for ag, landfill, waste water, food waste, and municipal waste projects. As the Vice President of RNG Services for Northern Biogas, Brad helps project developers maximize the profitability of their RNG facilities with reliable, cost-effective plant operation and maintenance services, field services, and digester engineering and construction services.

  • Frank King
    Frank King

    Director, RNG Business Development, UGI Energy Services
    Frank King is Director, RNG Business Development for UGI Energy Services, LLC. Responsible for sourcing, identifying and delivering opportunities to create and enhance the profitability of UGI Energy Services’ RNG business, as well as to conduct activities that will potentially grow the business into new geographies and product lines. Prior to joining UGI Energy Services’ in 2020, Frank spent 15 years working in various management roles for the Williams Companies and EQT Corporation, serving most recently as Manager, Commercial Development for Williams Ohio River Supply Hub. He earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

  • Dave Lindenmuth
    Dave Lindenmuth

    Managing Director, Renewable Natural Gas Services, EcoEngineers
    Dave Lindenmuth is Managing Director, Renewable Natural Gas Services for EcoEngineers, a leading renewable energy consulting, auditing, and advisory firm that works at the intersection of low-carbon fuel policy, innovative technologies, and the carbon marketplaces. Dave has 20 years of experience in the energy industry, working in natural gas, power generation, and renewables. He has led renewable project development, corporate business development and acquisitions, sales and marketing, and plant operations for various companies. Dave has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University and an Executive MBA from St. Joseph’s University.

  •  Lynn Lyon
    Lynn Lyon

    Director of Business Development, Sustainable Transportation, U.S. Gain
    Lynn Lyon is a Sustainable Transportation executive with U.S. Gain, a leader in the development and distribution of alternative fuel and renewable energy. Lynn has extensive experience managing successful corporate fleet transitions to cleaner fuel with new truck technology and fuel infrastructure including hydrogen. She now partners with shippers and carriers to find their best path to lower emissions. As an influencer, she collaborates with more than 260,000 followers on LinkedIn or Twitter. Connect with her for the latest insights on alternative fuels.

  • Larry Maggi
    Larry Maggi

    Commissioner, Washington County, PA Commissioners
    The Honorable Larry Maggi is currently serving his fifth term on the Board of Commissioners of Washington County and currently serving as the board’s vice chairman. He is proud to have been born, raised, educated, and working most of his life in Washington County. Commissioner Maggi believes in Washington County and that it is a great place to work, live, play, and raise families. He is committed to keeping Washington County at the forefront in jobs, low taxes, quality of life issues as well as keeping its agricultural and country charm. Commissioner Maggi served proudly in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1971. He graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. Prior to being elected commissioner in 2003, he was the sheriff of Washington County for six years, elected in 1997. He served for 24 years with the Pennsylvania State Police as a state trooper. He and his wife Mary Jeanne reside in Buffalo Township, PA.

Tuesday, October 3 (evening)
Free for conference attendees

More details coming soon!

Wednesday, October 4
Free for conference attendees

Immediately after Conference!

Our conference is being held:

Charlotte, NC
Hotel information and booking link with special rate coming soon.


Be a part of our first Southeast RNG Conference! We had great success at our inaugural Appalachian conference in April and many of our Sponsors are planning to return. Interested in becoming a conference sponsor? Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities and get in touch. 

Breakfast Sponsor
Break Sponsor
Lanyard Sponsor
RNG in Transportation Panel Sponsor
Closing Reception Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Silver Sponsors