Introducing Zero Carbon Resiliency
It is the best of both worlds. Our electrical resiliency microgrids are zero or negative carbon though the use of renewable natural gas-powered technology.
An Industry First: RNG-Enabled Power Resiliency
Today’s leading enterprises face the unique challenge of mitigating the impact of increasingly frequent power outages, and Enchanted Rock offers the best solution to mitigate risks of long-duration power outages while reducing carbon footprint.
Enchanted Rock provides customers with the option to choose RNG to achieve net-zero or negative carbon emissions.
Read the press release.
According to the Environmental Defense Fund, methane has more than 80 times the warming power of carbon dioxide over the first 20 years after it reaches the atmosphere. This reinforces how effective RNG is for a company’s ESG initiatives and underlying mitigation for downstream global warming.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DECARBONIZATION
Enchanted Rock’s history of clean energy innovation dates back to 2012 when the company pioneered the use of cleaner generators beginning with EPA tier 4 diesel and further evolution to ultra-clean natural gas.
Enchanted Rock has already reduced the local pollutants of backup power solutions by over 99% and carbon intensity by 10%. Using RNG, Enchanted Rock will reduce carbon intensity of backup power by 100%.
RNG Coalition advocates for sustainable development, deployment and utilization of renewable natural gas (RNG) so that present and future generations will have access to domestic, renewable, clean fuel and energy.
A member-led non-profit organization, the RNG Coalition is dedicated to the sustainable advancement of domestic energy resource – and as a key component and partial solution to addressing global climate change.
Brattle Group Report:
Decarbonized Resilience: Assessing Alternatives to Diesel Backup Power
The Path to Decarbonization
When it comes to providing reliability and resiliency, many utilities, regulators, communities and large energy users are re-evaluating their use of diesel and considering cleaner options such as RNG.
This Brattle Group Report examines detailed data comparing the feasibility, economics, and GHG emissions of several alternative microgrid systems commonly considered for resilience purposes. Learn more.
Where does RNG Come From?
Natural gas consists largely of methane. Since methane comes from the decomposition of organic matter, there are ways to generate natural gas other than extracting it from the ground. Biogas is produced from existing waste streams and a variety of renewable and sustainable biomass sources, including animal waste, crop residuals and food waste. Organic waste from dairies and farms can be repurposed into biogas. The most common source of biogas is the naturally occurring biological breakdown of organic waste at facilities such as wastewater treatment plants and landfills.
How is Renewable Natural Gas Produced?
Biogas typically consists of methane and carbon dioxide, with traces of other elements. Biogas is cleaned and conditioned to remove or reduce non-methane elements in order to produce RNG. The RNG is processed so that it is interchangeable with traditional pipeline-quality natural gas to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the pipeline network and customer equipment. This RNG is extremely versatile in that it can be delivered by the nation’s extensive pipeline infrastructure.
RNG is an essential component of a strategy to decarbonize America’s energy portfolio, and a no-regrets solution to addressing methane from society’s organic waste streams. Enchanted Rock has forged a sterling reputation for developing and deploying clean and reliable back-up power solutions, and today’s announcement is a strong proof point of their success.”
– johannes d. escudero, founder & ceo of the coalition for renewable natural gas