Green your fleets with renewable natural gas

Climate change is intensifying and the demand for effective solutions is at an all-time high. Increasing electrification is often cited as the primary pathway to achieving long-term climate goals, particularly with transit, but there are other economical, practical solutions that are market ready today. Renewable natural gas (RNG) offers an immediate path to net zero.

What is renewable natural gas?

Did you know that methane is about 25 times more harmful than CO2? Produced from organic waste, such as manure or food scraps, RNG diverts methane that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. Switching to compressed RNG is a proven way to reduce emissions.

Why adopt RNG as part of your climate plan?

Fuel transit, light-duty fleets and refuse trucks
It’s easy to replace diesel, propane or gasoline vehicles to run on compressed RNG.

Transform waste from landfills and wastewater treatment
With RNG produced from organic waste, vehicles can be carbon neutral.

A market-ready alternative when electrification isn’t feasible
Gradually convert fleets to compressed RNG to reduce emissions right away.

More cost effective than electric
RNG is equivalent to approximately $0.09/kWh**, while electricity in Ontario is priced at $0.128/kWh.†† It’s also exempt from carbon pricing.

Success stories

Ontario’s first carbon-negative bus

City of Hamilton: Hamilton Street Railway

Hamilton, Ontario residents are enjoying a cleaner commute on a bus powered by RNG. As RNG is produced from organic waste, the entire process, from diverting methane to displacing diesel emissions, took its total net emissions to below zero.

  • Diverts 450 tonnes of organic waste from landfill.
  • Uses RNG from StormFisher’s Biogas Facility in London, Ontario.
  • No other transit fuel—not even electricity—can achieve carbon negativity.

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. The resulting RNG is added to the existing natural gas system and used by the city, including to fuel its waste collection fleet.

  • Turns 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.

How can a vehicle be carbon negative?

An RNG-fuelled vehicle utilizes methane from organic waste which would otherwise be released into the atmosphere. Here’s how it compares to an electric vehicle.

Cost comparison of energy sources

Bar chart showing a price comparison of different energy sources.

Why RNG is more cost effective than electrification

  • Equivalent to approximately $0.09/kWh*, while electricity in Ontario is priced at $0.128/kWh.
  • Can help avoid carbon charge, year over year.
  • Uses the existing natural gas infrastructure.
  • Resilient against extreme weather, with fewer service interruptions.

Download our guide to producing and using RNG


Learn how to produce RNG

Utilize existing landfill gas and organic waste and distribute RNG using infrastructure that’s already in place.


Learn how to transition fleets to RNG

There’s no upfront cost—transition fleets with expert help and capital support from Enbridge Gas. RNG is suitable for fleets including buses, snow plows, refuse trucks, delivery vehicles, public works trucks, emergency vehicles and school buses.

Contact Enbridge Gas for help converting fleets to RNG

We’re here to help switch to RNG, with capital support and expert help, resulting in no upfront costs for your municipality.