Enbridge Gas, Bluewater Recycling Association and Ontario Waste Management Association Unveil Agri-Innovation Milestone

GNR produced from cow manure to feed from Ontario first carbon negative refuse collection truck

LONDON, ON, August 9, 2022 /CNW/ – Bluewater Recycling Association (BRA), Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) and Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge Gas) announce the firstOntarionegative carbon footprint garbage truck, powered by renewable natural gas (RNG) produced by a Ontario largely cow manure farm.

From GD: Mayor George Finch, Municipality of South Huron; Francis Veilleux, president of BRA; Spencer Leefe, Policy and Research Officer, OMWA; Darryl Arnold, Southwest Region Manager, Operations, Enbridge Gas; Wayne Blenkhorn, founder of Rural Green Energy; Deputy Mayor Brad Richards, Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc (CNW Group/Enbridge Gas Inc.)

How it works: The decomposition of agricultural waste generates methane gas, which is converted into RNG and used instead of diesel fuel. Diverting methane emissions that would otherwise be released into the air, combined with eliminating C02 emissions from diesel fuel, results in negative carbon emissions while diverting agricultural waste and supporting local economic development.

Fast facts:

  • The BRA RNG truck will replace the CO2 emissions of 18,000 liters of diesel in the first six months.

  • RNG trucks cost half the price of electric trucks and are similar in price to diesel trucks.

  • Diesel trucks can be replaced one for one by RNG trucks without compromising performance. Like diesel, the RNG operates in freezing weather conditions and refueling takes minutes.

  • Today, there are more than 110 RNG facilities in operation in North America: with ten of those in Canada. There are more than 30 RNG projects in various stages of development or construction in Ontario.

Municipalities and companies that operate fleets of waste collection vehicles like the BRA and other OWMA members can achieve a zero carbon footprint using RNG fuel, affordably and conveniently, without sacrificing performance, reliability or autonomy.

Through Enbridge Gas’ turnkey, all-inclusive program and collaboration with governments and partners, Enbridge Gas delivers innovative energy solutions and helps fleets transition to green RNG today, a cost-effective and sustainable alternative. low carbon diesel fuel.

In addition to RNG for transmission, Enbridge Gas is offering a new voluntary RNG program that gives customers the opportunity to support the transition to clean energy with a small monthly contribution ($2) to help offset the rising cost of acquiring carbon-neutral renewable natural gas.

Visit enbridgegas.com/rng Where bra.org/rng to learn more about renewable natural gas and how you can make the switch.


“Renewable natural gas is making a difference in communities across Ontario and contribute to green innovation in our energy sector. Harnessing the power of RNG as a flexible and reliable energy source means less waste and fewer emissions.”
Hon. Todd Smithenergy minister

“It’s a great example of how Ontario can both fight climate change and build our economy through innovation. I would like to thank Enbridge Gas, the Ontario Waste Management Association and the Bluewater Recycling Association for their leadership in reducing emissions and creating a cleaner environment Ontario for future generations.”
Hon. David PiciniMinister of Environment, Conservation and Parks

“I would like to congratulate the Bluewater Recycling Association, the Ontario Waste Management Association and Enbridge Gas for undertaking this remarkable achievement. the environment and the economy. I applaud everyone who participated in this major step forward.
Hon. Lisa ThompsonMinister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and MPP for Huron-Bruce

“This project is a natural next step in the gradual conversion of our fleet from diesel to a cleaner source of energy. We want to use cleaner renewable energy sources to serve our communities while continuing to fight for a cleaner economy. circular in all aspects of our operations and help ensure that our municipal members meet their environmental commitments.Having a clean, renewable and local source of energy for our fleet embodies everything the BRA believes in.
Francois VeilleuxPresident of the Bluewater Recycling Association

“The waste and recycling industry continues to be a thought leader in reducing greenhouse gases. Thousands of waste and recycling collection vehicles travel through our communities, recovering resources and maintaining waste out of our environment. This initiative represents a significant opportunity to further close the loop by using collected organic waste to fuel (RNG) and decarbonize our fleets. Kudos to Bluewater Recycling Association for their continued environmental leadership.
spencer lefePolicy and Research Manager, OWMA

“The accelerated growth of RNG production in Ontario enables waste industry organizations like BRA to show leadership in the replacement of diesel. Early investments in compressed natural gas (CNG) are paying environmental dividends via RNG as a direct route to decarbonizing transportation today. We are happy to support their efforts as we work together to transition Ontario to a clean energy future.”
Michele HarradencePresident of Enbridge Gas

About the Bluewater Recycling Association
The Bluewater Recycling Association is a rural municipal cooperative operating as a not-for-profit organization developing and maintaining facilities on behalf of and in cooperation with the municipal sector. The Association serves approximately 180,000 people in 80,000 homes in 22 municipalities through its award-winning, state-of-the-art materials recovery facility and fleet of 42 collection vehicles.

About the Ontario Waste Management Association
The Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) is the province’s largest and most effective environmental services association representing the waste management and recycling industry. Its members include more than 250 private and public sector companies and organizations, which manage 85% of Ontario’s waste. The association works with its members to develop detailed research and provide expert advice with the aim of recovering resources, combating climate change and fostering investment and innovation in the management sector. waste. The OWMA also provides members with networking opportunities while supporting their professional development and career growth with educational events and webinars. For more information visit owma.org.

About Enbridge Gas Inc.
Enbridge Gas is from Canada largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario, with over 170 years of customer service. Distribution business provides safe, affordable and reliable power to approximately 3.8 million homes, businesses and industries and leads the transition to a clean energy future through net-zero emissions targets and investments in solutions innovative low-carbon energy sources. The storage and transportation business provides a variety of storage and transportation services to customers of the Dawn Hub, the largest integrated underground storage facility in Canada and one of the greatest North America. Enbridge Gas is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian leader in energy transmission and distribution. Learn more about enbridgegas.com.

SOURCE Enbridge Gas Inc.



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