Methane, manure and a net-zero pledge

GreenBiz

Methane Renewable EnergyBy addressing a gas that can super-charge warming, Dominion Energy is breaking new ground. And its plans hinge on an unusual source of power.

Measuring methane at landfill sites using drones

Envirotec Magazine

Viridor is working with UAV expert High Compliance, to understand the flight characteristics required for effective methane emissions surveys. The company has established a project team to plan a series of methane measurement surveys across several UK sites.

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Antarctica's seafloor is leaking methane, scientists confirm

Inhabitat - Innovation

For the first time, scientists have confirmed that methane leaking is from Antarctica's sea bed. They say the methane is likely escaping into the atmosphere

Sensitive methane sensing on a budget?

Envirotec Magazine

Researchers have developed a new sensor that they suggest could allow practical and low cost detection of low concentrations of methane gas. Measuring methane emissions is important because the gas contributes to global warming and air pollution.

Affordable methane detection

Envirotec Magazine

The GF77 from FLIR Systems is said to be an affordable, handheld methane detection camera allowing inspection professionals to actually see invisible methane leaks and other industrial gases at natural gas power plants, renewable energy production facilities, and other locations. The GF77 is spectrally filtered to optimally visualize methane gas, says FLIR Systems.

EU methane policy recommendations

EDF + Business

Methane: Europe’s missing link for effective energy decarbonization. and Algeria, countries with sizeable methane emissions. Many key stakeholders have already come to understand the importance of a regulated methane performance standard underpinned by robust, science-based assurance.

Methane action at National Oil Companies

EDF + Business

As the largest producers of oil and gas globally, National Oil Companies are critical stakeholders to achieving deep cuts in global methane emissions. climate leadership methane net zero commitments

Protected: Private Equity Methane Solutions Summit

EDF + Business

To view it please enter your password below: Password: investment methane private equityThis content is password protected.

Carbon Mapper Launches Satellite Program to Pinpoint Methane and CO2 Super Emitters

Planet Pulse

In addition, the Carbon Mapper consortium announced its plan to deploy a ground-breaking hyperspectral satellite constellation with the ability to pinpoint, quantify and track point-source methane and CO 2 emissions. To read the press release in full, click here.

Sponsored Content: Methane detector has leaks covered

Envirotec Magazine

The SEM5000 is a portable methane detector specially designed for landfill surface emissions monitoring, reporting and detecting potential leaks at wellheads and surface penetrations. The laser technology allows the device to scan the sample spectrum and identify methane (CH4) only.

New Satellite Data Reveals Dangerous Methane Emissions in Permian Region

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 6 mins New research based on satellite data confirms that the oil and gas industry in the Permian region of Texas and New Mexico is leaking record amounts of methane. percent of the total methane produced by the oil and gas industry there.

Cow Burps – Cattle Industry Poised To Lead The Way To A Cooler Earth By Reducing Methane Content

Jim Conca

Davis shows a dramatic reduction in cattle methane emissions using red seaweed as a feed supplement while significantly reducing the cost of feed. A new study out of U.C.

“It’s all about the methane”: World Biogas Summit takes place online in early July

Envirotec Magazine

The World Biogas Summit 2021 will focus on how, in the build up to COP26, anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas can help reduce global methane and other greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions. The event takes place on 6 – 8 July.

‘Massive’ Methane Leaks Found Coming From Oil and Gas Sites in Europe

DeSmogBlog

Leaking methane from oil and gas infrastructure is widespread across the European continent, reveals an investigation of more than 150 sites in seven countries. This is the first large investigation of methane leakage from oil and gas sites in Europe. “We’ve

Methane is front and center for EIG’s portfolio companies

EDF + Business

Note: this is the second installment of a dialogue Q&A series with private equity investors following a methane summit EDF recently hosted for portfolio companies of EIG Global Energy Partners (EIG) and Quantum Energy Partners. Andrew: What is EIG’s future strategy for methane management?

Industry first liquid bio methane offering

Envirotec Magazine

It is produced during the anaerobic digestion (AD) process, which breaks down organic matter (such as food, sewage sludge or animal waste) to produce methane-rich biogas. Flogas Britain – a major supplier of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) – has added liquid biomethane (Bio-LNG) to its off-grid energy supply, marking what is said to be the industry’s first Bio-LNG solution for commercial and industrial operations.

The Fracking Industry's Methane Problem Is a Climate Problem

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 9 mins While carbon dioxide — deservedly — gets a bad rap when it comes to climate change, about 40 percent of global warming actually can be attributed to the powerful greenhouse gas methane, according to the 2013 IPCC report.

Brighton firm to develop new landfill methane emission monitoring intelligence platform

Envirotec Magazine

The University will develop a feasibility study and test approaches for the satellite detection of methane emissions at landfill sites, and for the satellite detection of vegetation health changes in the proximity of landfills due to accidents or mismanagement.

Little-known firms lead America's list of top methane polluters

Inhabitant

Among the top 10 emitters of methane, five are smaller firms. Their environmental footprint is now larger than their production

Duke Energy Pledges to Eliminate Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Business by 2030

GreenTechMedia

Methane leakage from natural gas pipelines. Duke's new methane targets are focused on its natural gas distribution businesses, including Piedmont Natural Gas in the Southeast and its Duke Energy gas business in the Midwest.

Four ways EPA methane rollbacks threaten American natural gas

EDF + Business

By Ben Ratner At the behest of the American Petroleum Institute, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to eliminate nationwide limits on methane pollution, sending America’s natural gas industry backwards to the days of uncontrolled emissions. Eliminating methane standards would increase risk to each part of this foundation, making this proposed rollback a prime opportunity for risk-conscious executives and investors to speak out this fall.

Can a new wave of laser and aerial imagery technologies slash methane emissions?

GreenBiz

Along Colorado’s Front Range, researchers are working to develop new ways of detecting methane leaks, using everything from lasers to light aircraft to drones.

Digital innovation: how National Oil Companies can meet the methane challenge

EDF + Business

Owned and overseen by national governments, As such, it is in both their commercial and national interest to minimize waste – particularly of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that is responsible for a quarter of the climate warming we’re experiencing today. By Isabel Mogstad.

Access to capital shrinks if oil and companies ignore methane, says Quantum private equity

EDF + Business

EDF recently hosted a virtual summit for private equity firms Quantum Energy Partners and EIG Global Energy Partners to engage their portfolio companies, which include more than 50 producer and midstream companies on the business importance of methane mitigation.

Methane release from UK shale gas site equivalent to 142 trans-Atlantic flights, says research group

Envirotec Magazine

Fracking operations at a site in Blackpool, UK, have caused an unintended release of methane gas into the atmosphere to the equivalent environmental cost of 142 trans-Atlantic flights according to new research. Three different methods were used to estimate the methane release rate.

This Loophole in New Mexico's Methane Rules Is a Gift to Big Oil and Gas

DeSmogBlog

Read time: 10 mins In October, New Mexico announced new rules that propose slashing the massive volumes of methane which the oil and gas industry is releasing into the atmosphere. Tags: New Mexico methane regulations Hilcorp Jeffrey Hildebrand

Peak methane? IEA urges oil and gas sector to plug methane leakage

Business Green

Methane update reveals that reduced demand for oil and gas during the pandemic's shutdown of industry and travel saw methane emissions drop 10 per cent in 2020. Companies have also touted sizeable new investment programmes to detect and fix methane leaks.

Digital methane management: an industry perspective

EDF + Business

US $30 billion worth of methane released into the atmosphere each year. This survey aims to identify the role digital technologies can play in managing methane emissions. What are the top drivers for methane management for your organization? %

The New Era of Data Driven Methane Management: Q&A with BPX Chief Innovation Officer

EDF + Business

Virtually eliminating methane emissions is a critical complement to CO2 reductions and essential to bending the curve of greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector by 2030. Environmental Defense Fund and BP are pursuing a three-year collaboration to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. Q: Why is reaching near zero methane emissions an important issue for BP and its U.S. By Isabel Mogstad.

Scientists concerned by ‘record high’ global methane emissions

Eco-Business

China, and South Asia and Oceania were some of the regions that saw the largest increase in methane emissions, jumping to as much as 15 million tonnes between the 2000-06 average and 2017, a new report has found

Hitting the mark: improving the credibility of industry methane data

EDF + Business

Methane emissions challenge the global oil and gas industry and the role and reputation of natural gas in a decarbonizing world. Credibly demonstrating near zero methane emissions is both an imperative and a competitive differentiator for companies in the early phases of the energy transition.

Cleaning Up Methane Pollution From Permian Super Emitters is ‘Low Hanging Fruit’ for the Climate, Study Finds

DeSmogBlog

Only a handful of super emitters are responsible for an enormous amount of the methane pollution in the Permian basin, according to a new study. Methane is a highly potent greenhouse gas — more than 80 times more powerful than carbon dioxide over a 20-year time-frame.

Fracking and Shale Drilling Caused Spike in Climate-Warming Methane Pollution, Says New Study

DeSmogBlog

Pollution of the powerful but short-lived greenhouse gas methane also climbed in 2018, showing an increase “higher than the average growth rate over the past decade,” the report adds. A new Cornell University study published today in the scientific journal Biogeosciences helps to explain what sparked the surge in those methane concentrations, both here in the U.S. Tags: Robert Howarth methane fracking venting flaring Permian Basin Bakken Shale

UN: Slashing methane emissions 'one of the best ways' to curb global temperature rise

Business Green

Methane emissions reduction could significantly reduce rates of global warming at a relatively low cost, major research warns. As such, the report emphasises that methane mitigation is "one of the best ways of limiting warming in this and subsequent decades".

EU methane satellites could help push companies to cut emissions

Business Green

Brussels is gearing up to use its satellites to spot and track global methane emission hotspots, writes Andrew Warren. Importers, consumers will want to know: 'Is my gas free of methane leaks?'". Beyond methane. Methane is only the beginning.

Recent Deals – 29 April: Food Ordering, Methane Monitoring and Logistics

CleanTech Group

Looking for investment insight? Here’s your overview of the latest cleantech deals from across the globe. Agriculture & Food Fast-growing provider of ordering. Agriculture & Food Energy & Power Materials & Chemicals Recent Deals Resources & Environment Transportation and Logistics #cleantech investment Cleantech deals

'Dodged scrutiny for years': Coal mine methane poses major climate threat, study claims

Business Green

The climate impact of methane emissions from hundreds of new coal mines currently planned worldwide could strike a major blow to efforts to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, according to the startling results of a first-of-its-kind study released today.

BP and Environmental Defense Fund Collaborate to Reduce Methane Emissions

CleanTX

Joint effort focuses on developing technologies and management practices to accelerate reductions of methane emissions across the global oil and gas industry. BP and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced today a three-year strategic commitment to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. The scale of the methane challenge is enormous, but so is the opportunity. 3) Expanding Methane Management.

As Feds Step Back, New Mexico Steps Up With Tough Methane Rule

Forbes Green Tech

Earlier this month, the New Mexico Oil Conservation Division (OCD) and its parent agency the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD), released its final proposed waste-reduction rule, which would require oil and gas operators to capture 98% of the natural gas they produced by 2026.

BP invests $5m in methane leak-detecting specialist Satelytics

Business Green

Cloud-based geospatial analytics firm uses imagery and machine learning to monitor environmental changes such as methane emissions. Oil firms in industry investment group the OGCI have therefore pledged to cut their average methane intensity by at least one fifth by 2025.

Methane Emissions Spiked in 2020. Scientists Fear Feedback Loops

DeSmogBlog

Preliminary data shows that methane emissions jumped in 2020 by the largest amount since systematic record-keeping began decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that global methane concentrations shot up by 14.67

Can drones and camera technology help plug BP's methane leaks?

Business Green

Oil giant is introducing round-the-clock monitoring of methane leaks at its new oil and gas projects using a raft of cutting-edge technologies in what it claims is an industry first

What science is saying about methane pollution, and how the world is finally listening

EDF Voices

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