What Is Renewable Natural Gas?

Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), also known as Sustainable Natural Gas (SNG) and Bio Methane, is a renewable biogas that has been upgraded for use as an alternative to fossil natural gas. It is created from a variety of sources, such as food and livestock waste, landfills, and wastewater, which otherwise would act as pollutants to the environment. The quality and standard of RNG are achieved through the removal of CO2 and other contaminants and impurities from the biogas before increasing the concentration of methane present. This enables it to be used in existing gas pipelines for a range of applications, including vehicle fuel, electricity generation, creating bioplastics, cooking, and heating.

What Are the Benefits of Renewable Natural Gas?

  • As RNG is of pipeline quality, it is entirely interchangeable with natural gas and other less sustainable alternatives
  • It can be used as a transportation fuel in the same way as conventional natural gas - this includes Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  • Renewable Natural Gas is certified as an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard
  • Environmentally friendly and sustainable, helping to reduce agricultural methane release, as well as utilizing waste for a better purpose
  • There is no added cost for the customer as it works seamlessly with current gas distribution systems, offering security and stability and promoting a more sustainable future

From Source to Application - Why Are Pumps Important?

Pumps are an essential part of anaerobic digestion and converting landfill gas into Renewable Natural Gas or Bio Methane. They are used all the way from feedstock preprocessing and the collection of landfill gas to biogas production, compression and upgrading. Pumps are an effective way to maximize biogas production and quality due to their integral role at every stage of production. This is demonstrated in the process map below…

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Milton Roy Mechanical Chemical Metering Pumps:

Our brand, Milton Roy, offers a range of chemical metering pumps ideal for the production and processing of natural gas and water treatment. This includes the Macroy pumps that are efficiently designed for low-pressure, high-output water treatment applications and the modular Milroyal series chemical pumps for high-pressure applications. Also available are the mROY series, Proteus range and Primeroyal or Primeroy metering pumps.

Ingersoll Rand’s Expert Pump Solutions:

At Ingersoll Rand, we have years of experience providing expert pump solutions to those in the RNG sector. We offer professional, high-performance chemical metering pumps, ideal for the processing and production of Renewable Natural Gas from three of our specialist brands - Milton Roy, LMI Pumps and Albin Pumps.

Choose Ingersoll Rand for a complete end-to-end service and join us on the road towards a more sustainable future! Feel free to get in touch to learn more about our available pump solutions for the Renewable Natural Gas industry.