Sustainable City Seminar - Mr. Fusion is Real! Developing Waste-to-Energy Solutions in Southwest Ohio:  Rotary Club of Cincinnati Rotarian, Sam Schutte

Cincinnati is a national leader in reducing carbon emissions and building resilience. Rotary International has just named environmental sustainability as its newest humanitarian Area of Focus. Our club is proud to offer this public seminar series outlining the breakthrough work being accomplished through public-private partnerships in Cincinnati. Our speakers will illuminate that progress and connect you to resources to help you build sustainability into your business, household, and civic impact. The seminars are FREE. We encourage you to invite colleagues, friends, and students from grade seven and older. See the attached flyer for dates and descriptions for each of the five seminars in the series.

February 2, 2021, is the last of the Sustainable City Seminars, which will be held from 7:30-8:30 PM via Zoom.   

Rotary Club of Cincinnati Rotarian, Sam Schutte, will tell the story of the Anerobic Digestion facilities that his company, Synthica Energy, is developing to create renewable natural gas from diverted organic wastes. Synthica’s plants will have the capability to divert 190,000 tons/year of organic wastes from local landfills and wastewater treatment plants, enabling business customers to reduce their disposal costs as well as pollution. Sam Schutte is a local entrepreneur who founded Synthica Energy in 2017 to develop organics-to-energy and renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities in the region. Synthica Energy is a partnership between a $100M commercial development corporation and other long-time entrepreneurs in Northern Kentucky. Synthica’s flagship plant is a $30M facility being developed in St. Bernard, OH, and the company currently has two additional plants in development along the I-75 corridor. Sam has a background in consulting with Fortune 500 manufacturers as CEO of Unstoppable Software, and holds an MBA from Xavier University and a BS in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. Sam combines civics with science, serving as a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati, a member of the City of Sharonville Planning Commission, and a Level II Swimming Official for the Blue Ash YMCA. This is the final of Cincinnati Rotary’s five-part Sustainable City Seminar Series, reporting on significant public and private sector progress in reducing our region’s carbon footprint and how the public can join the momentum. Share with your networks, including students grade 7 and up! To view information on all seminars click HERE. Previous webinars are available to view and share on Cincinnati Rotary’s YouTube channel Each lasts an hour including Q &A. 


RSVP to the Rotary office at (Zoom meeting details will be sent to all registered attendees).  QUESTIONS?  Contact Ariel Miller at 513.236.9872 or