The City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, has placed a renewable natural gas (RNG) fueled bus into service. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is now the first public transportation authority in Ontario to use RNG to transport customers.
The Enbridge Gas/City of Hamilton project will divert 450 tonnes of organic waste from the landfill while also displacing CO2 emissions from 36,000 liters of diesel consumed in a year.
“RNG provides an excellent opportunity for the HSR and City of Hamilton to continue our efforts to lower corporate greenhouse gas emissions and move toward targets outlined in our Climate Change Emergency declaration and Corporate Energy and Sustainability Policy,” said Fred Eisenberger, mayor of the City of Hamilton. “We are proud to partner with Enbridge Gas on this innovative initiative that will pave the way to ensure the future of transit in our community is energy efficient and sustainable.”
“The HSR is a prime example of a major transit authority recognizing the environmental benefits and financial value of RNG. We’re pleased to support their efforts by supplying RNG, a cleaner fuel option that will help fight climate change in the region,” said Cynthia Hansen, president of Enbridge Gas. “Today, there are more than 110 operating RNG facilities in North America, with 10 of those in Canada. There are over 230 RNG projects in various stages of development or construction in Ontario. With the Enbridge Gas turnkey, all-inclusive program, and collaboration with governments and partners, we’re advancing innovative energy solutions and helping fleets switch to green RNG — a cost-effective, low-carbon alternative to diesel fuel.”