Research

Hitting Canada’s Climate Targets with Biogas & RNG

March, 2022

Summary

Biogas & Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is a proven climate solution, with 279 projects across Canada already preventing more than 8 Mt CO2e of greenhouse gas emissions from reaching the atmosphere every year. But how much greater a role can biogas & RNG play in supporting Canada’s 2030 and 2050 climate goals?

To determine this, the Canadian Biogas Association commissioned Navius Research to model the impact of a number of potential government policies on the GHG reductions happening through biogas & RNG. This report presents and interprets the key findings of that modelling.

Highlights:

  • Biogas & RNG is responsible for preventing 8 Mt of GHG emissions every year in Canada.
  • With the right policy mix, biogas and RNG could deliver 26.7 Mt of emissions reductions in 2030 and 40.2 Mt in 2050, with every province playing a role.
  • The optimal policy mix includes a renewable gas mandate combined with a carbon offsets system for credit generation for methane destruction and utilization in landfills and agriculture.

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This study was commissioned and funded by the Canadian Biogas Association.

To learn more about this research, please contact Michael Wolinetz.

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