Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

From organic waste to renewable energy

RNG is a carbon-neutral fuel that can help fight climate change.

Created by capturing methane emissions from organic waste, landfills and wastewater treatment plants, RNG will play an important role in Ontario’s clean energy future. RNG can be used to fuel transit fleets, power industry and heat homes and businesses, and is an effective solution to help companies and communities reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

More RNG benefits

  • Captures methane that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.
  • Can be blended into natural gas applications.
  • Reliable and resilient against extreme weather.
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How RNG is made and used

Infographic detailing the cycle process of RNG; starting as organic waste being digested and upgraded, then added to the system as RNG for use heating homes and businesses

Cost comparison of energy sources


Success stories

Six trucks in the City of Toronto’s waste collection fleet, parked in an exterior lot.

Turning Green Bin waste into fuel for fleets

City of Toronto: Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility

The facility processes 55,000 tonnes of organic waste generated from the City’s Green Bin program. By turning it into RNG, it can be added to the natural gas system and used to fuel the City’s waste collection fleet.

  • Will turn 35 percent of the City’s organic waste into RNG.
  • Eliminates more than 9,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
  • Contributes to producing approximately 3.3 million m3 of RNG.
Two male technicians in hard hats inspect mechanical equipment at a wastewater treatment plant.

Curbing emissions from water treatment

City of Hamilton: Hamilton Water Treatment Plant

Hamilton’s Woodward Avenue plant captures raw biogas to produce heat and power through a cogeneration unit. The surplus gas is then purified and used to create RNG.

  • Processes up to 10,000 m3 of RNG per day.‡‡
  • Offsets more than 1,100 tonnes of CO2 annually.***
Hamilton carbobn-neutral transit bus

Ontario’s first carbon-negative bus

City of Hamilton: Hamilton Street Railway

Hamilton, Ontario residents can enjoy a cleaner commute on a bus powered by 100 percent RNG. As RNG captures harmful emissions, using it to fuel transit actually goes beyond achieving net zero carbon.

  • A made-in-Ontario waste-to-energy solution.
  • Uses RNG from StormFisher’s Biogas Facility in London, Ontario.
  • Fuelling with RNG is an effective way to fight climate change.
A pile of organic waste, composed of fruit and vegetable scraps.

Unlocking the value of organic waste

StormFisher: London Biogas Facility

StormFisher converts organic waste to RNG, with capital support from Enbridge Gas to develop the RNG project. The process captures methane, which would otherwise be released into the atmosphere.

  • Processes over 70,000 tonnes of organic waste.
  • Eliminates over 8,000 tonnes of GHG emissions.
  • Produces over 3 million m3 of RNG.

In the news: Future RNG projects

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      Ontario’s largest RNG facility to be built in Niagara Falls

    Enbridge Gas has teamed up with Walker Industries and Comcor Environmental to break ground on an innovative, $42 million RNG project that will create jobs and transform landfill waste into clean, affordable energy.

    • The plant is expected to be operational by 2021.
    • Will generate enough RNG to heat 8,750 homes per year.
    • Will reduce GHG emissions by 48,000 tonnes per year.
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Support and expert help to get RNG projects underway

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Municipalities

With oversight on landfills, wastewater, energy infrastructure and transit, municipalities are uniquely positioned to produce and use RNG to manage costs, meet sustainability goals and strengthen the local economy.

Produce RNG
  • Make waste management more effective and utilize existing landfill gas.
  • Reduce emissions more affordably, compared to electrification.
  • Distribute RNG using the existing natural gas system.
Use RNG
  • Heat homes and buildings with blended RNG.
  • Convert transit fleets to be fuelled by compressed RNG. Learn about Municipal Transit Solutions.
  • Fuel transit and waste fleet trucks with compressed RNG.
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Agribusinesses

Turn farm waste into a new revenue stream and reduce GHG emissions by becoming an RNG producer.

  • Gain an effective waste management solution.
  • Be part of a growing RNG sector.
  • Recover soil nutrients by using the RNG byproduct as fertilizer.
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Food and beverage processors

RNG can help manage waste and energy costs while reducing CO2 emissions.

  • Use RNG to fuel buildings, processes or fleets.
  • Leverage existing natural gas infrastructure.
  • Achieve corporate sustainability goals.
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Waste management companies

Landfill and waste collection companies can create a new revenue stream by repurposing organic waste to produce and use RNG.

  • Instead of flaring, capture biogas to produce RNG.
  • Reduce emissions by fuelling fleets with compressed RNG.
  • Meet sustainability and environmental goals.

Contact Enbridge Gas to get your RNG project underway

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Whether you’re considering producing and using RNG or want to explore the potential, get in touch with our team first for expert advice and ongoing support at every stage.

  • Uncover opportunities to produce and use RNG.
  • Get expert help with planning and developing your RNG projects.
  • Access financing and capital support.
  • Leverage technical expertise and assistance.
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Is an RNG project right for you?

Contact our team to get your copy of “The Future of Clean Energy: A Guide to Producing and Using RNG.”

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* Assumed based on market rate.
† Source: parkergallantenergyperspectivesblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/how-much-is-wind-power-really-costing-ontario/
‡ Source: www.solarelectricityhandbook.com/canada-feed-in-tariff.html
** Source: cga.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/RNG-Handbook-for-Municipalities-in-the-GTHA_2020-07-07.pdf
†† Source: oeb.ca/rates-and-your-bill/electricity-rates (Rate as of September 2020)
‡‡ Source: biogasassociation.ca/index.php/featured_member/member/the_city_of_Hamilton
***Source: hamilton.ca/government-information/news-centre/news-releases/green-energy-doors-open-see-how-hamilton-generates