Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar Series: The Basics of a Renewable Natural Gas Project: Feedstocks, Market Considerations, and Engineering

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Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Speakers: Pari Amanlou and Dave Ellerbroek


Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) projects take waste products (e.g., animal waste, food waste, and landfill gas) and turn them into viable natural gas (methane) that can be used by our current infrastructure. RNG is produced entirely from organic waste. As a fuel for natural gas vehicle fleets, including heavy-duty trucks, it is estimated to result in up to 70 percent lower greenhouse gas emissions than from equivalent gasoline or diesel-fueled vehicles.

This presentation will discuss the different organic feedstocks for RNG, some of the market conditions required for a viable RNG project, and some of the basic engineering processes that are employed during the development of an RNG project. This will provide an overview of what goes into getting an RNG project off the ground and delivering gas to pipeline infrastructure.


Pari Amanlou


Pari Amanlou is an energy industry professional with 20 years of experience in engineering and design, project management, business development, commercial management, and executive leadership. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota, an M.S. in Engineering Studies from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, is pursuing a graduate certificate from Yale University and is fluent in five languages. Her passions and focus involve connecting with people to build solutions that will make a meaningful difference in the world and the challenges we face in our environment, energy equality and sustainability, and shaping the world for future generations. Residing in Colorado, Pari enjoys the outdoor adventures that she experiences with her family and friends, as well as the opportunities to bring people together over good food and valued time.

Dave Ellerbroek


Dave Ellerbroek is Brown and Caldwell’s Director of Strategy and Client Services and has more than 30 years of experience working in the environmental, water, and engineering industries leading technical teams at the project, program, and executive levels. His technical background includes working in the mining and oil and gas industries solving problems related to hydrology, geochemistry, and environmental engineering. Dave has a B.A. in Geophysics from the University of Colorado, an M.S. in Environmental Science and Engineering Ecology from the Colorado School of Mines, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from Colorado State University. He also teaches part time at Western Colorado University with a focus on environmental management related to sustainability transitions and mine reclamation.

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Jointly Sponsored by:
HUGO NEU Corporation
Geosyntec Consultants
Lord Abbett
Lozier, Inc.
Brown and Caldwell
H2M Architects and Engineers