This webinar was hosted by the American Gas Association to examine how a new partnership between the City of Grand Rapids and DTE Energy is working to achieve emissions reduction goals.

Webinar Takeaways:

  • The City of Grand Rapids, MI, through an environmental partnership between the City, The Rapid Transit System, and DTE Energy, takes waste generated from residents and businesses and reduces it to smaller solids using anaerobic digesters. The methane biogas, a by-product of the process, is cleaned to create renewable natural gas, which is then sent as transportation fuel for City buses and natural gas stations.
  • This reduces greenhouse gas emissions and helps improve local air quality for residents. It also generates revenue for the city by qualifying for credits under the renewable fuel mandates set by the EPA.
  • This partnership came about through energy companies and municipalities being willing to work together, think outside the box, and innovate.

Speakers Included:

  • Rick Murphy, Managing Director, Energy Markets American Gas Association
  • Mayor Rosalynn Bliss, Mayor, City of Grand Rapids Michigan
  • Joi Harris, President and Chief Operating Officer, DTE Gas

Original event date: May 16, 2022