Business Elite 2019

US BUSINESS NEWS / 2019 Business Elite Awards 11 Dairy Renewable Natural Gas Producer Announces Expansion of California Facility partnership that includes RNG projects in five states, with additional projects planned nationwide. • CR&R, a waste manage- ment company in Southern California is using green waste diverted from landfills to make RNG being injected into SoCalGas’ pipelines. • UPS last year agreed to purchase 170 million gallon equivalents of RNG through 2026, the largest commit- ment for use of RNG thus far by any U.S. company. • French utility Engie plans to switch all of its gas opera- tions to biogas and renewa- ble hydrogen by 2050. SoCalGas is also working to build on RNG’s success in the trans- portation sector here by making it available to fuel the homes of the company’s 21 million customers across Southern California. Earli- er this year, SoCalGas’ commit- ted to replace 20 percent of its traditional natural gas supply with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030 – as part of a broad, inclu- sive and integrated plan to help achieve California’s ambitious climate goals. To kickstart the plan, SoCalGas is pursuing regulatory authority to implement a broad renewable natural gas procurement program with a goal of replacing five percent of its natural gas supply with RNG by 2022. SoCalGas also recently filed a request with the CPUC to allow customers to purchase renewable natural gas for their homes.