Renewable Natural Gas for Transportation (by NPC)

The National Petroleum Council (NPC), based in Washington DC, has made available Topic Paper #22 — Renewable Natural Gas for Transportation: An Overview of the Feedstock Capacity, Economics, and GHG Emission Reduction Benefits of RNG as a Low-Carbon Fuel for our website.  It forms part of NPC’s March 2012 Report: Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Future.

The Topic Paper represent the views and conclusions of the authors. The National Petroleum Council ( has not endorsed or approved the statements and conclusions contained in it but has approved publication of the paper in the interest of transparency.

The topic paper explores the renewable natural gas (RNG) supply chain as it existed at that time, the economics of RNG, GHG life-cycle analysis, its application to the transportation sector, and concludes with 21 key findings, including:

  • Key Finding 18. RNG can achieve an estimated 90% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions when used in transport applications.
  • Key Finding 20. The case studies profiled in this white paper demonstrate the suitability of RNG for transportation.

Download Topic Paper #22 by clicking here.

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