Once Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) produced from organic matter is put into a regular natural gas pipeline, it mixes in with the fossil gas moving in the same pipe. So a company or business that buys RNG needs to answer "how do we know that this gas is actually RNG?"
The answer is that to use RNG, a customer needs to draw regular natural gas off the pipeline system, then connect a Renewable Natural Gas Attributes (RNG-A) certificate to the gas they are burning in order to know it is RNG.
This means the RNG-A certificates must be rock-solid - they can't be faked, they can't be duplicated, they can't be re-used.
This is where RNG Assurance steps it. We provide assurance that RNG is really RNG. We provide that assurance to gas utilities, to customers, to regulators, and to producers.
Because the voluntary RNG market does not fall under controlling regulation, then RNG producers and purchasers are technically under no obligation to use a third-party validation system. However, a robust and trustworthy compliance system that accurately accounts for RNG production, custody and consumption is the foundation for stable and secure transactions in the volunatry market.
To develop and maintain this trust
- that is the heart of RNG Assurance.