Renewable Natural Gas
Renewable gas is natural gas or biomethane produced from existing waste streams and a variety of renewable and sustainable biomass sources, including animal waste, landfills, crop residuals and food waste. Once processed, it is interchangeable with traditional pipeline-quality natural gas. It is carbon neutral, extremely versatile and fully compatible with the U.S. pipeline infrastructure.
An analysis conducted by the Gas Technology Institute in 2011 determined that renewable gas has the potential to add up to 2.5 quadrillion Btus annually — enough to meet the natural gas needs of half of all American homes.