The Renewable Energy Embraced by Traditional Fossil Fuel Industries: Renewable Natural Gas

By Edward Dodge, Breaking Energy.

The Canadian Gas Association, a leading industry trade group, issued a report in December 2014 promoting renewable natural gas in Canada. Titled, “Renewable Natural Gas Technology Roadmap for Canada,” the report offers very aggressive support for biomethane production as a means to both reduce waste and greenhouse gases while developing an underutilized renewable resource.

According the CGA’s report, there is an estimated 1,300 billion cubic feet of RNG supply potential available in Canada, which is equal to 50% of Canada’s 2012 natural gas consumption. While not all of the potential supply is expected to reach markets, the potential is clearly enormous.