Erik Neandross and Sean Turner showcase GNA’s expertise in developing clean transportation projects from coast to coast
COLUMBUS, OH - December 1, 2010 - Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) assumed an instrumental role in the development and production of “Waste to Wheels: Building for Success, A Renewable Gas Workshop” held at the Columbus Crowne Plaza Hotel this week. Working under contracts issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Laboratories at Argonne and at Brookhaven, GNA delivered a solid two-day program that explained the development process for biomethane for transportation projects and highlighted key examples of successful project implementation. The event attracted a nationwide audience for a program that included site tours and networking opportunities for approximately 100 alternative fuel professionals.
Organized by Clean Fuels Ohio, one of the U.S. DOE’s most active and engaged Clean Cities Coalitions, the Waste To Wheels workshop brought together industry leaders to aid in developing fuel projects for renewable natural gas vehicles. This workshop provided training on feedstock sources, conversion processes, upgrading technologies, financial incentives, natural gas vehicle engine offerings, fueling, and project development strategies. GNA Chief Executive Officer Erik Neandross played a dual role at the event, performing Master of Ceremonies duties as well as providing a presentation on “The Elements of a Winning Proposal.” “GNA has always taken pride in its ability to craft proposals that shine a spotlight on projects where significant greenhouse gas, emission, or petroleum use reductions are achieved,” remarked Neandross. Our years of experience have taught us what components make up a winning proposal and how to attract the right partners and funding. This conference was a fantastic opportunity for information exchange and to help move many renewable natural gas projects forward,” he added.
GNA Senior Vice President Sean Turner provided an afternoon presentation on “Natural Gas Vehicles: What’s Here and What’s Coming.” His presentation leveraged the technical expertise GNA offers as one of the country’s leading firms consulting on clean vehicle transportation projects and confirmed what many in the audience were starting to realize—the natural gas vehicles are available in all classes, across all applications, and are ready to begin using the clean, renewable natural gas generated by the biomethane projects across the United States.
Video from the event is available for viewing here while all presentations from the event may be viewed by clicking here. Other highlighted event speakers included:
- Sam Spofforth, Clean Fuels Ohio
- Dennis Smith, U.S. Department of Energy
- Bob Simkins, Burlington Co. Resource Recovery Complex
- Craig Coker, Coker Composting & Consulting
- Michael Wardell, Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association
- Clemens Halene, Quasar Energy Group
- Kelsi Bracmort, U.S. Congressional Research Service
- Jeff Cook, Acrion Technologies
- Rob Adams, Marathon Technical Services
- Chuck White, Waste Management
- Bryan Luftglass, Linde
- Ron Mills, Solid Waste Association of Central Ohio
- Evan Williams, Cambrian Energy
- Mel Kurtz, Quasar Energy Group
- Chris Cavanaugh, National Grid
- Stephanie Meyn, Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition
- Eric Leonhardt, Western Washington University
- Anna Brynas, Swedish Biogas
- Marianne Mintz, Argonne National Laboratory
- Ted Barnes, Gas Technology Institute
- Ralph Hirshberg, Civil and Environmental Consultants
About Clean Fuels Ohio
Clean Fuels Ohio is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the use of cleaner, domestic fuels and efficient vehicles to the transportation industry, government officials and the general public. We provide technical support to transportation professionals, advocate for sustainable transportation energy policies and serve as a resource clearinghouse for fleets, policy makers, and the public. Headquartered in Columbus, we work extensively around Ohio in collaboration with local partners, and taking on a statewide leadership role in project development, education and policy. For more information, visit www.cleanfuelsohio.org.
About Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory seeks solutions to pressing national problems in science and technology. The nation's first national laboratory, Argonne conducts leading-edge basic and applied scientific research in virtually every scientific discipline. Argonne researchers work closely with researchers from hundreds of companies, universities, and federal, state and municipal agencies to help them solve their specific problems, advance America's scientific leadership and prepare the nation for a better future. With employees from more than 60 nations, Argonne is managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
About Brookhaven National Lab
One of ten national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE’s Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a limited-liability company founded by Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit, applied science and technology organization.
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