Landfills account for over 90% of renewable natural gas production, and are often more economical relative to other waste streams. Many landfills already have methane collection mechanisms, and they tend to produce more gas in a concentrated area.
There are 8 RNG facilities in Ohio.
Natural gas offers around 30% – 70% reductions in fuel spending compared to petroleum. The utilization of this fuel source also supports Ohio’s economy because of Ohio’s growing production of fossil and renewable natural gas.
Natural gas is a healthier alternative to conventional petroleum-based fuels because it produces significantly fewer tailpipe emissions. This is because methane (natural gas) burns much cleaner by emitting fewer hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter. Utilizing natural gas can cut net greenhouse gas emissions by 25% when compared to gasoline or diesel vehicle exhaust.
Government incentives or financing may help offset higher initial costs for new vehicles or support converting existing vehicles to CNG and LNG. Click here to find Ohio incentives and laws.