Hawai‘i’s gas utility is looking into adding renewable gas into its product. Hawai‘i Gas has released a request for proposals to buy raw bio-methane from municipal wastewater treatment centers and landfills in Hawai‘i. The company is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers who can provide large quantities of gas on a daily basis.
Bio-methane is the byproduct of decomposing organic matter in landfills and wastewater treatment plants, but it’s often burned off as a waste product. Joe Boivin is the Senior Vice President of Hawai‘i Gas. He says adding natural methane to existing gas helps to diversify the fuel supply and add to Hawai‘i’s use of clean energy.