Southeast RNG Conference 2023


Wednesday, October 4, 2023
Hilton Charlotte Airport
Charlotte, North Carolina

The Southeast 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!

Southeast 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 at the Hilton Charlotte (NC) Airport hotel.

Our OPENING RECEPTION will be held the evening of October 3 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. A CLOSING RECEPTION will conclude the conference from 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm 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?

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.

Snapshots from our Spring Appa RNG Conference

  • 10/3 Evening Opening Reception 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Registration Opens (10/4) 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

  • RNG as Core Strategy 8:25 AM

    John Hambrose, Waste Management

  • TBD 9:10 AM

    More info coming soon.

  • Break 9:55 AM
  • TBD 9:55 AM

    More info coming soon.

  • TBD 10:25 AM

    More info coming soon.

  • Panel Discussion (tentative) 11:10 AM

    More info coming soon.

  • Lunch Break 12:10 PM
  • TBD 1:00 PM

    More info coming soon.

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

    Eco Engineers

  • Unique Aspects of Swine RNG 1:55 PM

    Gus Simmons, Cavanaugh & AssOCIATES

  • Technology Selection for RNG Projects 2:40 PM

    Brad Huxter, Northern Biogas

  • Closing Comments 3:40 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.

  • 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.

  • Ken Thompson
    Ken Thompson

    President, Mustang Sampling / Valtronics
    Kenneth Thompson, Founder and President of 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 Mustang Sampling and Valtronics creating a thriving and nurturing environment.

  • 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.

  • Eco Engineers Speaker
    Eco Engineers Speaker

    To Be Determined

  • Gus Simmons
    Gus Simmons

    Director of Bioenergy, Cavanaugh Solutions
    Gus is one of four partners, Chief Innovation Officer, and the Director of Bioenergy Services for Cavanaugh & Associates. He is most excited about the fervent opportunities for bioenergy development in the rural areas within the United States. Gus serves as the Principal Designer and Project Manager for numerous biogas projects across the U.S., including the first three bioenergy projects in North Carolina to put renewable natural gas onto the pipeline. Gus earned a B.S. in Biological & Agricultural Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1997, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in several states.

  • Dominion Energy Speaker
    Dominion Energy Speaker

    To Be Determined

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:

Hilton Charlotte Airport
2800 Coliseum Center Drive
Charlotte, NC 28127
+1 (704) 357-1414

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Become a Sponsor

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?  Contact Joe Barone for more information at 610-764-1232 or

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