The Path to Carbon Neutral
Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to your door using the same existing Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) infrastructure.
Benefits of RNG
Carbon Neutral fuel
- RNG is an ultra clean, lower carbon natural gas. It is made from methane captured from organic waste (food scraps, manure, and sewage) that is broken down, captured, and refined.
- RNG has the lowest carbon intensity rating of transportation fuels when comparing greenhouse gas emissions. Replacing diesel or gasoline with RNG can significantly reduce emissions resulting in local air quality benefits.
- RNG is safer and easier to store than fossil fuels. It is reliable and less expensive than fossil fuels as well.
- There is a consistent, reliable supply (abundant domestic production).
RNG is one of the solutions for the energy transition and climate change fight. Optimizing waste management and generating renewable energy in a circular economy mindset are some key benefits of the first generation of RNG production."
Maxime Lemonde, P.Eng., M.A.Sc., President, Biogas World
Biogas that is captured during the production of RNG no longer escapes into the atmosphere as a potent green house gas, resulting in the air being better off after the production than it was before.
Significant opportunities for RNG and its potential to contribute to climate, energy and other policy goals exist. The majority of this available resource remains largely untapped.
RNG by the numbers
tons of food scraps, sewage, oil and greases, manure, and other organic wastes are generated in the US alone. Currently only a small fraction of these wastes are sustainably managed, making RNG a hugely untapped energy resource.
of RNG in the US is consumed by natural gas vehicles, making vehicle fuel the fastest growing form of RNG use today.
of human caused methane emissions in the US stem from organic wastes that are typically managed at farms, landfills, and water resource recovery facilities (US EPA 2020a), and which may be converted to biogas for RNG production.