What is Renewable Natural Gas?
Renewable Natural Gas (biomethane) is a fossil-free, ultra-clean & ultra-low carbon natural gas alternative that is derived from biogas. As organic waste breaks down, it emits naturally occurring biogas — predominantly methane — that can be conditioned to RNG as a drop-in direct substitute for traditional natural gas. RNG is used as a renewable energy source to heat our homes, fuel public transportation & more!
Get the Facts about RNG…
❌ RNG is synonymous with biogas
✅ RNG is biogas-derived, high-BTU gas that is predominately methane after biogas is upgraded to remove most of the contaminants & a majority of the carbon dioxide (CO2) & nitrogen (N2) found in biogas.
❌ RNG is a fossil fuel
✅ RNG is produced from renewable waste streams (agricultural/food waste, landfills & wastewater treatment plants). Natural Gas comes from limited fossil, geologic, or natural resource.
❌ RNG use is dirty for our climate
✅ RNG is the cleanest of the alternative fuels. RNG produces net carbon-neutral and even net carbon-negative results when fueling on-road vehicles. RNG motor fuel use has eliminated 7,251,351 metric tons of CO2e over the last five years.
❌ RNG facilities connected to natural gas pipeline infrastructure cause & create more natural gas leaks
✅ RNG producers continuously strive to eliminate leaks from pipeline interconnection to maximize the supply of RNG.
❌ Policies supporting methane mitigation & utilization create incentives to “expand unsustainable food production” and “create more and larger factory farms.”
✅ On-farm anaerobic digestion & RNG production facilities capture & use methane from these farms that was formerly being flared off or emitted into the air from waste lagoons.