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.

Download the RNG guide

Learn how to produce and use RNG to fuel fleets, heat homes and more.

RNG benefits

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Captures methane from being released into the atmosphere to become a clean energy source.

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Blends into natural gas applications to fuel fleets and heat homes and businesses more sustainably.

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Is reliable and resilient against extreme weather.

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Generates revenue by producing RNG from landfills and farm waste.


How RNG is made and used


Success stories

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.

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.

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.

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.***

Current projects

Ontario’s largest RNG facility

In Niagara Falls, Enbridge Gas teamed up with Walker Industries and Comcor Environmental on a $42 million RNG project that will transform landfill waste into carbon-neutral energy. The facility will generate enough RNG to heat 8,750 homes every year.

RNG services at Dawn Hub

The Dawn Hub is ready to support the growing market demand for RNG. By utilizing our existing services, marketers, utilities and any other interested parties can purchase RNG supply, as well as bring RNG onto our system from other pipelines. We have also built new functionality in Enerline to track and report RNG. To learn more, contact your account manager.


Who can benefit from RNG?

Municipalities

Municipalities are uniquely positioned to produce and use RNG to manage costs, meet sustainability goals and strengthen the local economy.

Agribusinesses

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

Food and beverage processors

Use RNG to fuel buildings, processes or fleets. RNG can help manage waste and energy costs while reducing CO2 emissions.

Waste management companies

Create a new revenue stream by repurposing organic waste to produce and use RNG. Take sustainability goals further by fuelling fleets with RNG.

RNG producer calculator

Is producing RNG economically viable? Use the calculator to determine whether the business case adds up.

Complete the fields below and then click "Calculate".

To discuss your RNG project potential in more detail:

Contact an Enbridge Gas RNG Specialist at rng@enbridge.com.

1. The calculated RNG production quantity is an estimate only and not guaranteed by Enbridge Gas. The accuracy of this calculation is dependent upon the accuracy of the variables entered into the calculator and the relevancy of the assumptions used in the calculation for your specific facility. Contact us at rng@enbridge.com for a more accurate understanding of your RNG potential.

Source: https://www.enbridge.com/~/media/Enb/Documents/Media%20Center/RNG-Canadian-Feedstock-Potential-2020%20(1).pdf?la=en

Get support to produce and use RNG

For businesses and municipalities looking to explore RNG opportunities, get in touch with our team 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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Convert commercial fleets to CNG

Talk to an expert about how to convert vehicle fleets, then reduce emissions further with carbon-neutral RNG.

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RNG for municipalities

Step up climate action quickly and affordably—RNG offers an immediate path to net zero.

Support for municipalities

*https://parkergallantenergyperspectivesblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/how-much-is-wind-power-really-costing-ontario/
†http://www.solarelectricityhandbook.com/canada-feed-in-tariff.html
‡Source: biogasassociation.ca/index.php/featured_member/member/the_city_of_Hamilton
**Source: hamilton.ca/government-information/news-centre/12 Renewable Natural Gas Producer Guide news-releases/green-energy-doors-open-see-how-hamilton-generates
††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: hamilton.ca/government-information/news-centre/news-releases/green-energy-doors-open-see-how-hamilton-generates