What is Renewable Natural Gas?

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is made from various biomass sources, either through anerobic digestion of organic waste materials, or through thermochemical means. It’s commonly produced from animal agriculture and landfill operations, as well as other non-fossil fuel sources.

Why is RNG a Clean Air Choice® fuel?

RNG has low nitrogen oxide (NOx) content and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. Its carbon intensity (the amount of carbon by weight emitted per unit of energy consumed) is far lower than traditional natural gas, propane, gasoline, and diesel fuels.

ALSO KNOWN AS BIOMETHANE, RENEWABLE NATURAL GAS IS PRODUCED FROM THE BREAKDOWN OF ORGANIC MATERIALS AFTER IMPURITIES ARE REMOVED.

What are other benefits?

  • Flexible. Renewable natural gas is identical to traditional natural gas in terms of chemical structure and physical properties
  • Performance. Metrics are similar to those of traditional natural gas
  • Diverts waste from landfills. Capturing animal and landfill emissions and refining them into renewable natural gas reduces the amount of methane and other climate-driving pollutants entering our atmosphere

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