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Gaseous Fuels for a Clean Energy World

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As the world looks for ways to affordably and reliably meet growing energy demand while reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, gaseous energy will play an increasingly important role in developed and emerging economies. A snapshot of the opportunities is outlined below.

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Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

RNG is natural gas that is produced from organic waste sources such as farms, forests, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. The methane that would otherwise go into the atmosphere is captured, cleaned, and then injected into pipelines to be used in the same way as conventional natural gas. This makes it an excellent component of any circular economy.

The advantage of RNG is that when blended into the natural gas system, no adjustments are needed to the infrastructure of end-use equipment making it a seamless fuel substitution.

Learn more: https://www.cga.ca/natural-gas-101/the-renewable-natural-gas-opportunity/

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LNG — Serving domestic and international communities

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) can play a variety of important roles both domestically and abroad. Here in Canada, LNG has been used to support peak gas demand needs, transportation customers, off-pipe industrial clients and remote communities in their aim to transition off higher polluting fuels like diesel and propane. We can also take LNG’s benefits to the world, to strengthen global energy security and reduce emissions. Canada’s LNG supply is amongst the cleanest in the world and it can be shared globally to support other countries and their energy needs.


Hydrogen is the simplest and most abundant element in the universe. It is often called an “energy carrier” because it is produced from sources of energy and then used to store or deliver energy.

Natural gas is an input energy to create through steam methane reformation combined with CCUS. The industry is currently working to launch the project in Canada to blend hydrogen into the gas system and distribute it through its extensive energy infrastructure.

Hydrogen does not emit any carbon when combusted, making it very attractive as a part of the pathway to reaching net-zero goals.

Learn more: https://www.cga.ca/natural-gas-101/hydrogen-a-clean-and-versatile-energy-carrier/



Canada’s gas delivery industry is continually innovating and supporting new cleantech companies that are working to enhance environmental performance. Through the NGIF Capital Corporation, industry leaders are accelerating cleantech innovation in natural gas through a results-driven approach to reducing emissions in Canada. Bringing together strategic investors across the natural gas value chain, NGIF is investing in transformational solutions and building a portfolio of disruptive clean technology startups. Their solutions will underpin our sector’s strong future and increase the competitive and environmental performance of Canada’s natural gas molecule.


Energy efficiency

Canada’s gas delivery industry includes long-standing leaders in energy efficiency solutions for consumers. Energy efficiency is an important factor to reduce energy use – and when you reduce energy use, emissions and cost also decline saving consumers on their energy bills.

Learn more: https://www.cga.ca/natural-gas-101/natural-gas-drives-energy-efficiency-and-cleantech-innovation/

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