When Does It Make Sense to Invest in RNG?

Brad Douville, president of Greenlane Biogas, advises on fleets’ main considerations before buying into RNG.

More than 60 percent of new refuse collection trucks purchased today have natural gas engines that are suitable for 100 percent renewable natural gas (RNG). Fleet owners switching from diesel to these RNG trucks are doing it to save in fuel and maintenance costs, to tap into Renewable Identification Number credits (RINs) or Low-Carbon Fuel Standard credits (LCFS) and/or for more leverage to win municipal contracts.

In this Q&A, Brad Douville, president of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based Greenlane Biogas, a biogas-to-biomethane upgrade company, advises on fleets’ main considerations before buying into RNG.

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