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Colorado Energy Office Study Finds State Could Eliminate 1.4M Metric Tons of Emissions Annually by Utilizing Renewable Natural Gas

Published: October 29, 2019

In October, the Colorado Energy Office released a Renewable Natural Gas in Transportation: Colorado Market Study that provides a preliminary assessment of the state’s potential to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) from major organic waste sources – including landfills, wastewater, animal and food waste – for use in on-road transportation systems. The study finds Colorado’s RNG resource could replace approximately 140 million gallons of diesel, or 24% of the state’s total diesel consumption for transportation, eliminating approximately 1.4 million metric tons of CO2 emissions from fuel combustion annually.