Toronto’s First Renewable Natural Gas Facility to be Constructed
City of Toronto in a joint project with Enbridge Gas Distribution will construct the city’s first renewable natural gas facility, to be located at the Dufferin Organics Processing Facility.
"This project represents a path to low-carbon fuel for the City and will play an important role in helping us reach our goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent by 2050,” said John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto. “The City remains committed to its climate change action goals and to creating a more sustainable Toronto. By working with Enbridge we are able to move positive projects like this forward to the benefit of our residents and the environment."
The project is expected to be completed by 2019, with the partners building and installing equipment that will turn the City's organic waste into clean energy. Additionally, newly created carbon-neutral, renewable natural gas will be injected into the natural gas distribution system to fuel the trucks that picked up the Green Bin waste.
"We all agree that we must have cleaner or lower carbon energy options to heat our homes and move our vehicles. While traditional natural gas is the cleanest-burning conventional fuel, RNG is the first step in 'greening' the natural gas system,” said Cynthia Hansen, Executive Vice President, Utilities and Power Operations, Enbridge Inc. “I commend Mayor Tory and the City of Toronto for their vision and commitment and we look forward to additional opportunities to partner with and support the City."