We transport organic waste-derived renewable natural gas.

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Renewable natural gas (RNG) is organic waste collected from sources, such as landfills, farms and other facilities. Our U.S. network of 13 pipelines, which stretches over 32,000 miles across 40 states, offers a perfect step for these methane capture projects.

You may have heard about our expanding renewable natural gas (RNG) footprint in the United States, and how RNG is organic waste collected from sources such as landfills, farms, and other facilities, processed to meet pipeline gas quality standards, and then consumed similarly to traditional natural gas. But how exactly do we get RNG to the consumer?

The answer is to use our existing natural gas pipeline system in the United States to transport this renewable energy option. Our 13-pipeline network in the United States, which stretches over 32,000 miles across 40 states, is an ideal first step for these methane capture projects, lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

We recently announced a strategic partnership with GreenGasUSA to expand a network of RNG transportation hubs across our USNG footprint in order to bring renewable gas sources to as many producers and consumers as possible. Gas will be delivered to these hubs via compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks as well as the commonly used lateral or direct connection. This enables multiple users to connect to our pipeline network, similar to how a gas station provides multiple fuel sources at one location.

"We have embraced the growing role of RNG in our industry and continue to explore ways to optimize our existing U.S. Natural Gas pipeline system in a collaborative, safe and sustainable manner.”

Stanley G. Chapman III, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. & Mexico Natural Gas These centralized hubs enable RNG to participate in energy markets in a broader and more equitable manner, removing many of the traditional barriers that prevent new companies from entering this type of market. Simply put, we enable cost-effective market access for RNG producers by increasing economic viability and providing carbon-neutral energy options. This collaboration is just one more example of our commitment to lowering GHG emissions while also finding new ways to improve energy resilience for our customers.

We currently have ten RNG interconnects across the USNG system, and we intend to rapidly expand and add more capability before the end of the year. The first hub, built in collaboration with GreenGasUSA, is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2023.

Stay tuned for more information on our expanding RNG developments and capabilities, as well as how TC Energy's membership in the RNG Coalition is assisting with the energy evolution.

Source: TC Energy news

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