Thursday evening, at a gathering of business and NGO leaders helping drive the growth of renewable natural gas (RNG) made from organic waste in North America, three companies with landmark projects were honored with awards by Energy Vision, a national non-profit which researches and promotes technologies and strategies for a sustainable, low-carbon energy and transportation future.

In Connecticut, 22 percent, or two trillion tons, of all waste consists of food.

Today is National Bioenergy Energy Day, which highlights the use of organic materials to generate energy. Coinciding with it, the non-profit Energy Vision announced awards to three innovative companies advancing renewable natural gas (RNG) made from organic waste: Ameresco, Quantum Biopower, and CCI Bioenergy.