Supplier, Manufacturer and Contractor Profile
Founded in 1992 and incorporated as a non-profit organization (NPO), Natural Gas Technology Centre (NGTC) works in the field of development, adaptation, and transfer of technologies largely in the thermal energy sector. Although NGTC was established to assist the natural gas sector, we have been actively working to integrate new energy sources with more traditional ones. NGTC has expanded its research and development activities to include consulting services based on client needs. In 2019, NGTC obtained ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation in the fields of thermal energy for the development and validation of test protocols and for laboratory testing.
Where is your company located?
NGTC is located in Boucherville, Québec, Canada.
How many employees do you have?
NGTC has 14 employees including a director, an administrative support team, a laboratory team, and an engineering team.
What is the company’s priority over the next five years?
Our mission is to support the development of technologies contributing to the smart use of energy in partnership with our customers and the community. Over the next five years, NGTC’s work will be more focused on supporting the development of technologies that reduce the environmental footprint of energy. More precisely, NGTC’s priority will be on renewable natural gas, hydrogen, and hybrid systems.
“Natural gas will play a key role in the energy transition. While volumes will decline over the next few years, natural gas will be used where it has value, reducing the environmental footprint for energy demands that are more difficult to decarbonize.”
What opportunities and challenges does your company face?
Energy transition is bringing a lot of opportunities for a company such as NGTC since we are working in the technology development field. NGTC’s expertise and laboratory space can be useful for manufacturers during their technology development process, especially for testing and certifying their products. The integration of new technologies or new energy types with existing ones is also an opportunity for NGTC. For example, NGTC can help in the quality control process for renewable natural gas. The biggest challenge for NGTC is to develop all the new expertise required to take advantage of these opportunities.
In your opinion, what will be the role of natural gas in the next 50 years?
Natural gas will play a key role in the energy transition. While volumes will decline over the next few years, natural gas will be used where it has value, reducing the environmental footprint for energy demands that are more difficult to decarbonize. Over time, renewable natural gas will become more prominent in the distribution network and will continue to offer the same benefits as fossil fuel natural gas — but in an increasingly cleaner form. In short, I believe that the smart use of fossil natural gas in the years to come will undoubtedly contribute to the success of the energy transition.