Reasons for Optimism in the Biogas Industry

Biogas is a very sustainable renewable energy resource that is part of GDS Associates energy research and consultation services. Our in-house biogas experts, Joe Schultz and Joe Kramer, recently presented a webinar on the emerging market of agriculture biogas, and how it is shaping our future with renewable energy. You can view that webinar in its entirety by clicking the video below.

Joe Kramer will be speaking at the Wisconsin Biogas Conference this Thursday, August 4. During the presentation, Joe will provide an overview of the current status of Wisconsin and national biogas system development, and discuss some issues facing the industry. He will then describe some reasons why he expects prospects to brighten for this industry in the future.

About Joe: Joe is a Project Consultant for GDS Associates, Inc. Joe is an expert researcher, project manager and industry leader focused on the intersection between energy, environment, economics, and technology. He works to identify policies and strategies that optimize efficiency of resource use and environmental outcomes. He has over 22 years of experience doing energy and environmental research examining issues associated with energy generation, rate design, agriculture, technology diffusion, and efficiency program implementation.

He is an expert interviewer and has produced five biogas casebooks that set the standard for communicating experience using anaerobic digestion technologies in the U.S. He has studied extensively emissions and nutrient trading program design and experiences, and has published numerous articles in national and trade publications. He is an accomplished speaker and has presented at dozens of gatherings from local town hall meetings to international conferences.

Joe has served as organizational liaison, steering committee member, or advisor with groups such as the Association of State Energy Research and Technology Transfer Institutions, Wisconsin Governor’s Global Warming Task Force, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Sustainable and Renewable Energy Systems degree program, and the Wisconsin Distributed Resources Collaborative. He also served as a U.S. EPA AgSTAR State Program Partner. He has a BS in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and an MS in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.