Meet Burnham RNG

Burnham is a wastewater and agricultural waste to RNG provider that is creating a world of carbon-free opportunities to empower the economic and environmental sustainability of America’s heartland. 

The company is focusing on efforts to turn waste into valuable farming resources within the dairy and food production industries. Burnham manages and reuses farm waste and wastewater and transforms it into clean natural gas and high-value soil additives that enhance sustainability and profitability.

Led by professionals with decades of bioenergy experience, Burnham combines entrepreneurial innovation and flexibility with a commitment to operational excellence. The company is tightly aligned with Sustainable Energy Ventures, a major developer of RNG projects across the Pacific Northwest. And it’s backed by Edge Natural Resources, a Dallas-based energy private equity firm with more than $1 billion under management.

We are change agents. Turning agricultural waste into a strategic asset while staying focused on innovative opportunities – from removing and recycling waste to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions – to help the agricultural industry be more sustainable and profitable, Burnham RNG helps you empower your future.


We're here to help America’s heartland transform agricultural waste into energy and opportunity.

Our Mission

Transforming agricultural waste into energy and opportunity.


Customer success focused

Honest and transparent partners helping manage agricultural waste in a new profitable and sustainable way.


Focus on carbon

Eliminating C02 emissions from farm waste to make America’s heartland more sustainable and profitable.


Committed to excellence

Bringing a process-driven, continuous improvement mindset of operational excellence to the bio energy industry.


Innovative & flexible

Realizing that all clients are not alike, we bring innovation and flexibility to every engagement.


End-to-end partners

We’re experienced bio energy partners in it for the long haul; building, financing, owning, and operating all projects.


Circular minded

We take a holistic approach to transforming waste into clean energy and valuable reusable resources.

Meet Our Team - Burnham RNG

Steve Schaar

Director, Project Development

Chris Tynan

Founder & CEO

Jon Samuels


Mike Carter

VP, Engineering & Operations

Justin Rumsey

Director, Origination

Vanja Torbica

Co-Founder & VP, Strategy

Emma Kellogg

Business Operations Lead

Meet Our SEV Partners

Ralph Epling

Eric "Ric" Redman

Alicia Krueger

Walker Dimming