What does a renewable natural gas expert or consultant do? Renewable natural gas (RNG) also called biomethane is produced from biogas derived from renewable resources or biomass materials. The biogas is cleaned, scrubbed, and treated to remove carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and other impurities to make it suitable as a natural gas replacement that can be used on-site or injected in the national natural gas pipeline grid. Renewable natural gas can also be used to produce renewable compressed natural gas (CNG) or renewable liquid natural gas (LNG) which are both renewable fuels.
A renewable natural gas expert is a person with a depth of knowledge in the cleaning, scrubbing, and treatment of biogas. The RNG expert should have the experience and education to provide services to produce RNG from biogas. RNG expertise should include knowledge of the technologies available, the application of the different technologies, short-term installation costs, and long-term operations and maintenance costs. The RNG consultant can provide due diligence reviews of technologies, assist in the selection of technologies and equipment, provide basic design services and expertise, oversee fabrication and testing of systems, provide on-site expertise during installation and commissioning of the systems, assist with interconnection to the gas pipeline and other related services in the production of RNG. The renewable natural gas expert should also have expertise in the production and utilization of the biogas or anaerobic digesters and be able to testify as an expert witness in his or her specialties.
Large renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms have experts in biofuels and renewable fuels, and the more common areas like biomaterials, biomass and biomass power, feedstocks, and biotechnologies. In these larger consulting groups, one will also find expertise in other specialties like renewable natural gas, algae biofuels, aviation/bio jet fuels, ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, advanced biofuels, biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable and biochemicals, biogas, syngas, biochar, bio coals, biobutanol, pyrolysis oil, and producer gas, wood pellets.
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