Meet our first producer

Since January 2018, Saint-Hyacinthe has been the first city to inject biomethane into the Énergir network. Each year, more than 149,300 tonnes of organic wastes will be transformed into 13 million m3 of RNG. Of this, 1 million m3 will be used to heat its municipal buildings and 12 million m3 will be injected into the natural gas network to supply other cities, institutions and private customers.

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Growing potential

Énergir envisages distributing some 280 million m3 of RNG by 2025. To achieve that, it is working on the development of renewable natural gas using forest biomass – even using electrolysis.

Supply

For communities that decide to go ahead with an anaerobic digestion project, the environmental benefits are two-fold: besides reducing greenhouse gas emissions from their landfill sites, the sites produce their own RNG. Similar to natural gas in its chemical make-up, RNG can be injected into the Énergir network or used as a fuel.