Fuel with low-carbon energy, Renewable Natural Gas
As a CNG customer, you can now fuel with Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)1 from FortisBC. RNG is one of the lowest carbon intensity transport fuels available today.2
What is Renewable Natural Gas?
Renewable Natural Gas helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions by putting organic waste to work. When you use RNG, it reduces the greenhouse gas emissions that would otherwise be emitted from using the same amount of conventional natural gas. This versatile, innovative fuel is used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in homes, businesses and the transportation sector. Learn about how RNG is produced and its many benefits.
How is RNG being used in transportation, today?
We welcomed our first RNG transportation customer in 2019. TransLink purchases RNG from FortisBC for it's natural gas fleet in the Lower Mainland. In 2022, we joined forces with Martin-Brower of Canada Co. and McDonald’s Canada to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the use of RNG and help to decarbonize their supply chain.
Reduce your fuel costs and emissions with RNG
We can help you get started with reducing fuel costs and emissions with RNG, available today. While CNG is cost-effective and improves the environmental performance of the transportation sector (versus conventional fuels like diesel or gasoline), RNG takes it a step further and boasts a similar lifecycle carbon intensity to battery electric vehicles.2
We offer a range of services and solutions including consultation, training and maintenance resources. Contact one of our sales staff for more information.
1Renewable Natural Gas is produced in a different manner than conventional natural gas. It is derived from biogas, which is produced from decomposing organic waste from landfills, agricultural waste and wastewater from treatment facilities.
The biogas is captured and cleaned to create Renewable Natural Gas (also called biomethane).
2The Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation has a carbon intensity for electric vehicles is 19.73 gCO2e/MJ compared to RNG at 10 gCO2e/MJ (weighted average). The default carbon intensity for battery electric vehicles electricity in British Columbia is 19.73 gCO2e/MJ on a well-to-wheel basis according to the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation. The approved carbon intensities for RNG used for transportation in British Columbia is negative -86.47 to 10.5 gCO2e/MJ on a well-to-wheel basis according to the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation. This is from the list of approved carbon intensities.