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Midwest RNG Conference – Summer 2024


Thursday, June 13, 2024
Milwaukee, WI

The Midwest RNG Summer 2024 Conference will provide tremendous information from industry experts who 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!

Midwest RNG Conference – Summer 2024

"We are crazy busy. The whole industry is booming!"
Brad Huxter, BSME
RNG Off-take, Investment & Acquisition
Trillium Energy Solutions

Snapshots from our Spring 2023 Appa RNG Conference

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 MIDWEST  Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Conference, slated for Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Milwaukee, WI.

Our OPENING RECEPTION will be held the evening of June 12 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

A CLOSING RECEPTION will conclude the conference at 4:00 PM on June 13.

“Our conference, the fourth 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 and RNG Directory.

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. 

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.


Coming Soon!

  • 4/17 Evening Opening Reception 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Registration Opens (4/18) 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

Speakers to date. Full lineup of speakers coming soon.

  • 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.

  • Tom Gellrich
    Tom Gellrich

    Founder and CEO, RNG Directory
    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.

  • Brad Huxter, BSME
    Brad Huxter, BSME

    RNG Offtake and Investment, Trillum Energy
    Brad is a mechanical engineer and business development professional with 25+ years of experience in gas processing, primarily in the biogas to power generation and renewable natural gas (RNG) industries. Prior to joining Trillium, Brad managed business development, sales, marketing, technical support, training, and service teams for RNG technology providers, service providers, and developers. Trillium, a member of the Love’s Family of Companies, is a vertically integrated leader in RNG involved in every aspect of the industry from RNG production to RNG dispensing into the transportation market. Brad works with RNG project owners and developers to establish mutually beneficial partnerships for offtake, investment, and acquisition.

  • 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.

  • Kevin Shafer, P.E.
    Kevin Shafer, P.E.

    Executive Director, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
    Kevin Shafer serves as Executive Director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. He has been instrumental in providing national and regional leadership in implementing grey and green infrastructure. He has advocated and implemented a regional flood management program, a renewable energy program and a private property inflow and infiltration program. Shafer’s 2035 Vision propelled MMSD forward with climate change adaptation through an aggressive program to convert to renewable fuels, install green infrastructure, and preserve floodplains. His leadership has brought MMSD recognition from almost every major award in the industry, including the 2012 U.S. Water Prize. Shafer has a B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and M.S. from the University of Texas

  • Ken Thompson
    Ken Thompson

    President, Valtronics / Mustang Sampling
    Kenneth Thompson, Founder and President of Valtronics / Mustang Sampling brings with him over 30 years of experience in the Gas and Oil industry and the proven ability to lead multi-disciplined and multi-channel teams. Throughout his tenure, Ken has grown the companies ten-fold by focusing on innovative solutions in the natural gas, NGL, and LNG sampling markets, and is the holder of numerous global technology patents. Utilizing his tenured experience Thompson currently leads the operational Business Units for Valtronics / Mustang Sampling, creating a thriving and nurturing environment.

Wednesday, June 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Free for conference attendees.

More details coming soon!

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Thursday, June 13
Free for conference attendees.

Immediately after Conference!

Conference Location TBA soon

Hotel information and booking link with special rate COMING SOON


Be a part of our Summer 2024 Midwest RNG Conference! We had great success at our 2023 Appalachian & Southeast RNG conferences and many of our Sponsors are planning to return. Interested in becoming a conference sponsor? Contact Joe Barone for more information at 610-764-1232 or

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Gold Sponsors
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