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


Snapshots from our Spring Appa RNG Conference

  • Landfill RNG: The Next Five Years 11:25 AM

    Mike Fenton, landfill group

  • Lunch 12:25 PM

    Sponsorship available - contact joe or tom

  • Energy, Carbon Credits & Project Management 1:15 PM

    Chelsa Oren, EcoEngineers

  • Landfill RNG Experience in North Carolina 2:15 PM

    David Wentworth, EVENSOL

  • Unique Aspects of Swine RNG 3:00 PM

    Brad Huxter, Trillium Energy

  • Conference Summary 4:00 PM

    Tom Gellrich, RNG Directory

  • Closing Comments 4:20 PM

    Joe Barone, Shale Directories

  • Closing Reception 4:30 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.

  • 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.

  • Brad Huxter, BSME
    Brad Huxter, BSME

    RNG Off-take, Investment & Acquisition, Trillum Energy
    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.

  • Mike Fenton
    Mike Fenton

    Director of Sales and Project Delivery, Landfill Group
    Mike is responsible for oversight of sales and project delivery for the Company and its operating divisions. Prior to joining the Landfill Group in 2018, Mike spent over 19 years with Caterpillar in its Michigan CAT dealership where he held many positions in sales and service. His involvement in biogas/RNG dates back to 2007 when he began oversight of sales and long-term operations of landfill gas-to-energy sites for Michigan CAT. In this role Mike oversaw sales and ongoing support for over 300MW of electrical generation from landfill gas projects across the country.

  • 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.

  • Chelsa Oren
    Chelsa Oren

    Carbon Consultant, EcoEngineers
    Chelsa Oren is a Carbon Consultant at EcoEngineers, a consulting, audit, and advisory firm with an exclusive focus on the energy transition. Chelsa has expertise in assessing and implementing renewable energy projects and decarbonization strategies with clients participating in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) programs. Her experience includes modeling carbon intensity and conducting market and feasibility analyses for environmentally preferred operations standards for businesses and other organizations, and publishes reports for both the LCFS and RFS markets to provide future outlooks on credit and RIN generation and the associated impacts on pricing.

  • 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.

  • Zach Chapin
    Zach Chapin

    Manager- Business Development Renewable Natural Gas, Dominion Energy

    Zach A. Chapin is Manager- Business Development, in Dominion Energy’s Renewable Natural Gas group. He is responsible for renewable natural gas marketing, on-site operations, and new partnerships. Chapin joined the company in 2015 as Senior Market Development Representative with the Natural Gas Liquids group. In March 2019 he became Business Development Manager- Gas Infrastructure Group, Senior Business Development Manager- Renewable Natural Gas in December 2019, and assumed his current role in January 2022. From 2008 to 2015, he worked in variety of trading, marketing, and transportation positions with Consolidated Grain & Barge, James River Coal, and Southern States Cooperative.

  • David Wentworth
    David Wentworth

    President & CEO, EVENSOL

    David Wentworth has over thirty years of senior management experience in the design, development, financing, and operations of independent energy assets with particular emphasis on landfill gas to renewable natural gas/bio methane, landfill gas to energy, and co-generation applications. He has expertise in all core areas of executive management, including corporate strategy, commercial development, structured project finance, environmental and regulatory matters, construction management, operations and investor relations.

Tuesday, October 3 (evening)
Free for conference attendees

More details coming soon!

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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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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