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Quebec’s Gaz Metro to build first public liquefied biomethane fuelling station

Estimated to help save over 7,000-tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in region

Riviere-du-Loup, Que.—Natural gas supplier Gaz Metro is building a public liquified bio-methane fueling station in Riviere-du-Loup, Que., east of the province’s capital.

According to the company, the agreement covers the purchase of liquefied bio-methane produced by the anaerobic digestion plant at Riviere-du-Loup, approximately 200-kilometres northeast of Quebec City, and the operation of a new bio-methane fueling station, intended for the heavy transport market.

The project marks a new stage in the ‘Blue Road’ project, which supplies liquefied natural gas in the corridor between regions of Quebec and the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) that sees high volumes of heavy trucks.

According to Gaz Metro, the annual production of liquefied bio-methane at the Riviere-du-Loup plant is estimated at three-million cubic metres (m3).

The use of renewable natural gas (RNG) for heavy vehicles can save up to 85 per cent in GHG emissions, according to the Canadian Gas Association (CGA).

In this case, the CGA said the production of liquefied bio-methane is estimated to help save more than 7,000-tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions in the region.

This project, which adds RNG to its offer of liquefied natural gas, is part of Gaz Metro’s energy diversification plan.

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