Project Snapshots

Learn how cities across Canada are incorporating biogas and renewable natural gas (RNG) to create new revenue streams, meet sustainability targets and create new opportunities in their municipality.

Edmonton, AB

A new system to convert landfill gas into RNG will help the City of Edmonton reduce GHG emissions, while enhancing environmental sustainability and economic viability of landfill gas management.

Converting landfill gas to RNG in Edmonton


In 2020, the City of Edmonton set out to increase the environmental sustainability and economic viability of a recovered landfill by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Still in the early stages of the project, a new system is being developed to convert the gas produced from the landfill into RNG for injection into Alberta’s natural gas distribution system.

With three project phases planned, the project stakeholders have already learned important lessons about transitioning the recovered gas to produce RNG.

Hamilton, ON

With a goal to transition the City of Hamilton’s wastewater treatment plant to a zero-net-energy user, the plant was upgraded to produce biogas, combined heat and power and renewable natural gas (RNG).

Hamilton RNG Generation

The City of Hamilton leveraged an opportunity to reduce their carbon footprint by investing in upgrading and refurbishing an aging wastewater treatment plant.

The Hamilton wastewater facility was improved in 2011 to process and condition surplus raw biogas in a biogas purification unit upgrader to produce RNG for injection into the local pipeline. The result was an upgraded biogas purification unit. When operating at maximum capacity the facility can utilize excess raw biogas and produce over 200 gigajoules daily of pipeline-quality RNG. Throughout the process, the city staff learned some valuable lessons about working with stakeholders and experienced advisors, and the importance of methane quality.

Saint-Hyacinthe, QC

The City of Saint-Hyacinthe takes organic waste and turns it into RNG for its own use heating and cooling municipal buildings, fueling vehicles and for injection into their local pipeline.

A look at how the City of Saint-Hyacinthe develops RNG

The first municipality in Québec to convert organic waste into RNG for its own use and injection into the local pipeline, the City of Saint-Hyacinthe is demonstrating how taking an unconventional approach pays off.

In just eight years, the City of Saint-Hyacinthe transformed their existing wastewater treatment plant to produce RNG. The success of the project lies with leveraging the skills of the city’s own municipal staff, building partnerships and working with highly qualified, proven companies and contractors.