Connecticut legislature considering bill to boost biogas and RNG use

The Connecticut legislature is considering a bill that would require gas companies to ensure at least 5% of their output or services be from renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2033.

By Cody Boteler, Waste Dive.

The bill would create a renewable portfolio standard and establish a procurement process for RNG, direct the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority to establish quality standards for RNG, and require electric distribution companies to acquire electricity from a biomass facility.

The legislation comes after a report from The Gas Technology Institute and Quantum Biopower revealed Connecticut has potential capacity for 41 MW of electricity from RNG and could displace 540,000 tons of carbon dioxide. Biomass, as defined in the bill, includes landfill gas and anaerobic digestion.