Nov. 15 webinar covers landfill and agricultural waste methane for electrical generation

Denver, Colo. (Oct. 17, 2007) — Mark Kingland and Doug Litwiller of Alliant Energy will teach a 90-minute course on biogas for distributed electrical generation, at 1:00pm EST on Nov. 15.

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Contact:
Anjali Schulte
EUCI
303.770.8800 ext 263
FAX 303.741.0849
aschulte@euci.com
http://euci.com

EUCI to Host Biogas Webinar

Nov. 15 webinar covers landfill and agricultural waste methane for electrical generation

Denver, Colo. (Oct. 17, 2007) — Mark Kingland and Doug Litwiller of Alliant Energy will teach a 90-minute course on biogas for distributed electrical generation, at 1:00pm EST on Nov. 15.

The web-based seminar, produced by EUCI, is a concise introduction to the technology and economics of renewable, non-fossil methane sources, by experts in the field. The course is accessible from any PC with a broadband Internet connection.

Worldwide, biogas is an important part of the rapidly growing renewable energy sector, attracting about $100 billion in investment in 2006. But in the US, biogas is still an underutilized resource. Between 1980 and 1997, American utilities developed about 2.5 gigawatts of biogas capacity in 44 states - and now, after a ten-year lull, the technology is beginning a renaissance.



Across the country, in every state and county, about 6000 landfills and thousands of livestock feedlots produce methane, 24 hours a day. The technology to capture, transport and burn the gas for electric generation is available, cost-effective and safe. If not captured, methane boils into the atmosphere and is 21 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide. Large landfills are therefore required to burn it off - and if we're burning it anyway, it makes good sense to put it to productive use. About 570 landfills and hundreds farm-waste sources across the country are as yet unexploited for biogas.



Using non-fossil methane captures carbon credits. Because of its proximity, accessibility, and the current advancement of the technology, landfill and farm waste methane is, in many environments, a viable way to enter the renewable energy market.



In this two-hour webinar, Kingland and Litwiller will explain how they recover and convert biologically generated methane from its two most accessible sources: urban landfills and farm waste digesters. You'll learn about



The business case for local methane
How to calculate the scale of the resource
Recovery techniques and costs
Associated renewable energy credits
Permitting and regulatory issues
Who should attend:



Renewable and efficiency managers
Rural electric managers
Gas and electric utility procurement managers
Solid waste specialists
PUC staff and commissioners
Bankers and investors
Legal and regulatory personnel
Utility company financial officers


For a detailed agenda or to register for the Biogas Webinar, please go to

https://www.euci.com/web_conferences/1107-waste-to-energy/index.php





Contact:
Anjali Schulte
EUCI
303.770.8800 ext 263
FAX 303.741.0849
aschulte@euci.com
http://euci.com



EUCI (Electric Utility Consultants, Inc.) is a leading provider of conferences, seminars, workshops and courses designed exclusively for the energy industry. We seek to create a forum for professional communication and exchange of knowledge

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