A green natural gas introduced by Bullfrog Power at recent launch party
Bullfrog Power is helping major companies to make giant leaps environmentally across Canada with the introduction of their new green natural gas. The green natural gas is now the first and only completely green natural gas product widely available across the country. Companies such as Mountain Equipment Co-op and Kraft Canada are getting greener with Bullfrog's help. Kraft has just decided to use Bullfrog Power both in the baking and the packaging process of Dad’s Cookies, for instance.
Bullfrog held a launch party for its new green natural gas this week at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, also one of Bullfrog's clients.
“Climate change is a major challenge to us,” said Ian Bruce of the David Suzuki Foundation, speaking at the event. “It affects us all in so many different ways and presents a real tremendous risk to our future. But solutions exist.”
Tom Heintzman at the talks about the new green natural gas on March 9. Photo by Jocelyn Gollner (below)
Tom Heintzman, President of Bullfrog Power, explains how green natural gas works in comparison to the tradition natural gas.
Conventional natural gas comes from underground. When it’s burned, the carbon that was underground gets built up in the atmosphere, and contributes to climate change.
Green natural gas is different in that it is both renewable and sustainable, he said. It uses organic waste matter, such as coffee grounds and vegetable leftovers, that when it decomposes naturally releases a gas.
In about 95 per cent of cases, this gas is not captured and just goes into the atmosphere. What Bullfrog Power is doing is collecting that gas, cleaning it and then injecting it into the natural gas pipeline.
“As long as there are things growing and dying on Earth, there will be the ability to make green natural gas,” Heintzman said.
The flatbread oven used to bake pizzas at Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company is now running on green natural gas. Photo by Jocelyn Gollner (below)
Residential customers are also turning to Bullfrog to get greener.
Ann Pacey has powered her house with Bullfrog electricity since around 2009 and has just signed up for Bullfrog Power’s new green natural gas as well.
She estimates that the final cost of “bullfrogpowering” her house will cost her an extra $60, on top of the electricity and gas bills that she already pays.
Although she thinks it is a great initiative, Pacey believes that it will take a while to catch on the with the majority of the public.
“It’s a bit more expensive, so it’s up to the people who can financially do it, to try to,” she said.