As organic matter decomposes, it gives off primarily natural gas – methane and carbon dioxide. Large sources of decomposing matter include landfills, livestock (cattle, dairy, pig and chicken) farms, wastewater treatment plants and variety of farming and forestry sectors.

The methane generated by decomposition historically leaks into the atmosphere. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with warming potential 25–34 times greater than carbon dioxide, according to University of Utah data. Avoidance of methane emissions gives RNG a negative carbon intensity. A fuel with no downsides.

An Industry Research report, released earlier this year forecasts RNG growth at a CAGR of 44%. Major oil and gas companies such as BP are jumping into the industry. The EPA has provided these illustrations the offer a great visual for understanding the basics of RNG.

The RNG Directory is just that – a directory of companies already involved in an industry that is provides a fuel with negative carbon emissions and growing at an annual compounded rate of 40+%

This network, founded by energy experts Joe Barone of Shale Directories and Tom Gellrich of H2-CCS Network allows participating businesses to tap into the growth potential of RNG.

Carbon Intensity Values of Certified Pathways
Carbon Intensity Values of Certified Pathways

Images courtesy of the EPA