Company News | May 27, 2020

Pride Disposal using Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is a term used to describe biogas that has been upgraded for use in place of fossil natural gas. The biogas used to produce RNG comes from a variety of sources, such as solid waste landfills, wastewater treatment plants, livestock farms, food production facilities and organic waste management operations. Pride Disposal has recently started using RNG to fuel our trucks that run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

Using RNG in our truck fleet can include fuel diversity benefits, economic benefits, and other benefits such as:

  • Local air quality: Replacing diesel or gasoline with RNG can significantly reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter, which results in local air quality benefits. RNG is compromised primarily of methane, it contains zero to very low levels of ethane, propane, butane, pentane, or other trace hydrocarbons.
  • Greenhouse gas emission reductions: RNG projects capture and recover methane. Methane has a global warming potential more than 25 times greater than CO2 and a relatively short (12-year) atmospheric life, reducing these emissions can achieve near-term beneficial impacts in mitigating global climate change.

Pride is receiving their RNG from supplier U.S. Gain, they are a company specializing in development, procurement and distribution of RNG for the transportation and energy market.