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The Oregon Department of Energy’s Renewable Natural Gas Advisory Committee will help ODOE implement SB 334 (2017).

SB 334 requires ODOE to complete a detailed inventory related to biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) resources in the state. The bill, passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2017, directs ODOE to form an advisory committee to provide input on barriers for developing and utilizing biogas and RNG, and to offer policy recommendations to promote RNG.

ODOE will engage the advisory committee on a number of tasks related to the bill:

  • Create an inventory of physical feedstock resources available in the state.
  • Conduct a literature review of technology for producing biogas, cleaning biogas to pipeline standards, and converting it to RNG.
  • Inventory existing biogas and RNG producers.
  • Complete a detailed review of the biogas and RNG supply chain from original location to end user.
  • Assess the economics of each step in the supply chain.
  • Complete a Life Cycle Assessment, focusing on each step in the supply chain.
  • ​Develop policy alternatives for issues raised by the committee.

ODOE will submit a report on biogas and RNG in the state to the Oregon Legislature in September 2018.


Advisory Committee Meetings

​Meeting Information ​Materials
​November 7, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.
Columbia Boulevard Treatment Plant
5001 N. Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203
Agenda / Webinar Information
October 2, 2017 - 9:30 a.m.
Oregon Department of Energy ​(parking info​)
Meitner Room
550 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
​Agenda / Webinar Information
 

Resources
Senate Bill 334​


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1-800-221-8035 or fax 503-373-7806. TTY users should call the Oregon Relay Service at 711.​​​​​
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