Enbridge to Build RNG Facility in Toronto to Fuel City’s Garbage Trucks
Enbridge Gas Distribution and the City of Toronto will build and install equipment that will turn the City’s organic waste into clean renewable natural gas. Expected to be complete in 2019, the project supports the City’s vision of using Toronto’s organic waste to offset greenhouse gas emissions.
“This project represents a path to low-carbon fuel for the City and will play an important role in helping us reach our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050,” said Ontario Mayor John Tory. “The City remains committed to its climate change action goals and to creating a more sustainable Toronto. By working with Enbridge we are able to move positive projects like this forward to the benefit of our residents and the environment.”
The newly created carbon-neutral, renewable natural gas will be injected into the natural gas distribution system and will fuel the very trucks that pick up the local waste. Enbridge and the City of Toronto estimate that enough RNG could be produced each year at this facility to fuel 132 garbage trucks, 90 percent of the City’s fleet.
In addition, the Ontario Ministry of Energy (Fuels Technical Report) believes that RNG can replace up to 15 percent of Ontario’s conventional natural gas supply by 2035.