Enbridge and City of Toronto to build one of the first RNG facilities in Ontario
 

August 3, 2018. Enbridge Executive Vice President Cynthia Hansen congratulates Mayor John Tory on the joint project to construct the City's first renewable natural gas (RNG) facility, located at the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility. Together, Enbridge Gas Distribution and the City of Toronto will build and install equipment that will turn the City's organic waste (apple cores, egg shells, coffee grounds, etc.) into clean energy.

   Almost 50 per cent of household waste (by weight) is organic material. When organic waste breaks down, methane is created. Many municipalities burn the methane produced from waste facilities and sewage treatment plants, throwing away this valuable energy resource and opportunity to lower their greenhouse gas emissions.

   Instead, through this facility, the methane can be captured, cleaned and used like traditional natural gas. It is carbon neutral, and has the same environmental benefits as renewable electricity.

   Expected to be complete in 2019, the project supports the City's vision of using Toronto's organic waste to offset greenhouse gas emissions. As an added benefit, the newly created carbon-neutral, renewable natural gas will be injected into the natural gas distribution system to fuel the very trucks that picked up the Green Bin waste.