Prior to combustion, Renewable natural gas (RNG) is a net negative form of energy, which is positive for the environment. Since RNG is indistinguishable from conventional natural gas and can be used without any modification to end-user equipment or gas transmission systems, the growth potential for RNG in North America is essentially equal to the total amount of natural gas demand.
RNG comes from anaerobic decomposition of garbage, sewage, farm waste, food waste or other organic waste streams. Capturing, processing and injecting RNG into natural gas pipelines is important to prevent leakage of methane into the atmosphere from decomposing waste. Methane warms the atmosphere considerably more than carbon dioxide (CO2) and is regulated by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). Landfill owners and operators, as well as regulated waste producers, can mitigate their regulatory risks and manage their EPA compliance requirements using Pine Creek RNG.
Pine Creek RNG builds, owns, and operates landfill methane capture plants as well as other commercially viable waste-to-energy infrastructure facilities.
Commercial and Industrial companies can purchase RNG to offset their carbon footprint, as has historically been accomplished by purchasing renewable electricity from solar, wind, hydro, or other renewable sources.