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Add renewable natural gas (RNG) to your consumption profile and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the Energir network.

RNG, a recognized source of renewable energy

This clean energy is 100% produced from organic waste and concretely reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Switch to green energy by choosing renewable natural gas.

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Renewable natural gas: energy with a future

Reduced GHG emissions

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a 100% renewable source of natural gas that reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in two ways: First, by replacing fossil fuel with renewable energy, and second, by diverting organic waste that produces methane emissions in landfills.

Value-added waste

Turning table scraps into RNG is easier than you think! Residual organic matter becomes a valuable energy source when transformed into RNG. In addition, the process creates an all-natural fertilizer that can be used on garden beds and farms alike.

Locally produced energy

Did you know that your municipality can produce renewable natural gas using your organic waste? Well, it turns out that it’s a very effective municipal waste management solution..

Organic waste that pays off

Waste with energy to spare: I’ll buy that! RNG production can be an opportunity for municipal governments, farmers and various industries to turn their organic waste into new revenue streams.

How is renewable natural gas produced?


Organic waste is collected and transported to a biomethanation plant where it is converted into energy, i.e. renewable natural gas (RNG).

Injection into the network

RNG is injected into the traditional natural gas network. Renewable and traditional natural gas molecules intermingle and are interchangeable.

Purchasing RNG

By purchasing RNG, you reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in Quebec and help drive the development of the RNG sector. Although we can’t guarantee that RNG is supplying your home, a portion of the RNG that flows through the network is attributed to you. And only you can claim that you are improving your carbon footprint with the purchase of this renewable energy.

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Join other committed companies

Every action big and small helps us fight climate change and make a real, tangible impact.

Incorporate RNG into my energy consumption

Society for Arts and Technology

In an effort to promote the use of renewable energy and reduce its carbon footprint, the Society for Arts and Technology has choose to replace 20% of its natural gas consumption with renewable natural gas within two years.

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ADM Aéroports de Montréal

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions has been a priority for ADM Aéroports de Montréal since a few years now. In 2020, the company purchased an initial quantity of renewable natural gas to reduce its carbon footprint.

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Our goals for the future

10% of renewable natural gas in our network by 2030 = a reduction of 1 million tons of GHG

that’s equal to 250,000 fewer cars on the road

We've got answers.

How do I know that I'm actually using renewable natural gas?

RNG and conventional natural gas flow through the same network, so they intermingle with each other. When you purchase any amount of RNG, that volume is guaranteed to be injected into the network, replacing a proportional amount of conventional natural gas. The volume you purchase is listed on the itemized invoice detailing your total consumption of natural gas.

The Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) had verified the Énergir RNG supply and inventory
Read the BNQ advice (in French)

For more details on the traceability of renewable natural gas, consult this newsletter.

Why is renewable natural gas considered clean?

Through a process of biomethanation, organic matter (food waste, slurry, manure, wastewater, etc.) is transformed into biogas, which once purified becomes renewable natural gas. 

This product reduces greenhouse gas emissions in two ways: first, by replacing fossil energy with renewable energy, and second, by avoiding methane emissions associated with the disposal of organic waste at landfill sites. 

Renewable natural gas is recognized by Natural Resources Canada as a renewable energy and clean fuel that will help Canada achieve its new net-zero emission targets. In addition, according to the Government of Québec’s Regulation respecting mandatory reporting of certain emissions of contaminants into the atmosphere, greenhouse gas emissions for RNG are very low and comparable to hydroelectricity emissions (0.30 kg CO2-eq/GJ for RNG vs. 0.44 kg CO2-eq/GJ for hydro).

Why is there a difference in cost between natural gas and renewable natural gas?

The cost gap between renewable natural gas (RNG) and traditional natural gas is based on different production processes and costs, and on the availability of inventories in a context of high demand for renewable energy. 

As is the case with traditional natural gas, Énergir does not profit from the sale of the RNG molecule, and our teams make every effort to ensure it is supplied at the lowest cost to all our customers.

Do I need to modify any of my equipment to use renewable natural gas?

No. You don't need to buy or modify any equipment, because RNG and natural gas are interchangeable.

RNG meets our quality standards and can be used for the same purposes as natural gas.

Can I make changes to my consumption of renewable natural gas at any time?

You may modify your renewable natural gas consumption profile each 1st of the month with a minimum prior notice.

The modification request is made directly in the Customer Space, specifying the revised consumption percentage and the desired start date.

Is Énergir doing its part and using renewable natural gas for its own energy needs?

Énergir is following suit and has replaced the traditional natural gas used in nine of its business offices as well as three trucks in its fleet with RNG.