Renewable natural gas

An energy produced here

Transforming organic matter like table scraps into energy: a concrete solution in the fight against climate change. This renewable natural gas produced locally can be added to the gas network or used directly to heat buildings or as a fuel. It’s one big step closer to energy independence.

Meet our first producer: St-Hyacinthe

Since January 2018, Saint-Hyacinthe has been the first city to inject biomethane into the Énergir network.

Download our printable sheet on renewable natural gas

A great potential for Québec

A recent study by Deloitte and WSP Canada demonstrates how much promise this renewable energy source holds for Québec’s energy transition.
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Potential to accelerate the energy transition

  • Using this volume of RNG in the gas network by 2030 would eliminate 7.2 million tons of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions each year. That’s roughly like taking 1.5 million cars off the road.1
  • GHG reductions could be even greater if RNG were to replace diesel fuel in heavy transport, since the latter accounts for 12.1% of total GHGs in Québec.2
  • All regions of Québec will have technical and economic potential for RNG production by 2030.
  • By 2030, RNG’s technical and economic potential increases because of second‑generation technologies that use forest residues in production.

1 US EPA, Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator
2 Inventaire québécois des émissions de gaz à effet de serre en 2015 et leur évolution depuis 1990, MDDELCC [Inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in Québec in 2015, and emission trends since 1990.]

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Laval University becomes the first Québec university to buy renewable natural gas

The agreement between Laval University and Énergir for the supply of renewable natural gas (GNR) supports the University's sustainable development mission and adds to its approach to reduce energy consumption and combat climate change and carbon neutrality.