methane emissions reduction Articles

  • Strategy Paper for Reducing Methane Emissions

    The Strategy Paper for reducing methane emissions,which has just been approved by the Commission, describes the contribution man-made methane emissions, both at the global and European level, are making to the greenhouse effect and global warming. Although the focus in the global climate debate has often been on CO2 emissions, the major greenhouse gas, it needs to be underlined that methane is ...

  • Estimates of CO2 emissions reduction and potential power generation from biogas at Mare Chicose landfill

    In this study, the annual generation of Landfill Gas (LFG) and methane using the Scholl-Canyon model have been predicted for 1998-2030 for five scenarios of landfill management at the Mare Chicose landfill in Mauritius. Using the Approved Large-Scale Methodology AM003 and Approved Baseline Methodology AM0010 of the Approved Methodologies for CDM activities, the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Options to Reduce Methane Emissions

    This study analyses methane emissions in the EU and strategies to control them. It considers options for the reduction of emissions from each of the main source sectors, agriculture, waste, coal mining and the oil and gas industry, and assesses costs and applicability of the mitigation options available to produce cost curves for reducing emissions. The study also makes projections of methane ...

  • Evaluation for the reduction and utilisation of coal mine methane emission with AHP method and decision tree

    We used the analytic hierarchy process (AHP) method to construct an evaluation index system for the reduction and utilisation of coal mine methane (CMM) emission. We used the system to evaluate some coal mines in China and other major coal–producing countries. To simplify the process of evaluation, we established an evaluation model based on the evaluation data and on a decision tree. We ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Characterization of Fugitive Emissions of Greenhouse Gases from a Wastewater Treatment Plant Using The Radial Plume Mapping Technique

    An existing anaerobic wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) near Bucaramanga, Colombia is being upgraded to include nitrification/denitrification and improvements in capture and recovery of methane. The existing plant utilizes upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactors followed by facultative lagoons. For this project, the UASB reactors will be retrofit to maximize the collection of biogas, and ...

  • Composting generates cash for greenhouse gas benefits

    Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) recently finalized an initiative to develop a protocol for issuing offsets to projects that avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through composting or other similar approaches. This article explores the development of the new protocol, reviews its key attributes and describes how an entity can earn tradable credits for its GHG mitigation project. In 1992, the U.S. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Economic Evaluation of Quantitative Objectives for Climate Change

    This study identifies the least-cost packages of specific policies and measures for meeting the Community's quantitative reduction targets for greenhouse gases under the Kyoto Protocol. The study analyses separately carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide emissions, and how the different sectors of the economy (i.e. power production, industry, tertiary-domestic, transport, waste sector and ...

  • Compost as a landfill cover material for the elimination of methane emissions

    Landfills, with about 40 - 60 Mio t emitted CH4 each year, are considered to be an important global source of the greenhouse gas methane. These emissions are especially caused by inadequate gas collection systems and uncontrolled emissions from old dumps and unauthorised open dumping. With traditional gas collection systems only 40 to 60 % of the produced gas can be collected and reused or safely ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Laser gas detector systems for greenhouse gas emissions monitoring

    Two types of portable laser based gas detector for measuring emissions of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from oil and gas operations are described. A scanning open path detector was developed within a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the USEPA. This system scans multiple paths across an area source in rapid succession, enabling calculation ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

  • New Mandatory GHG Reporting for the Oil and Gas Industry

    On January 14, 2015, the Obama Administration announced an update to its March 2014 “Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions from the Oil and Gas Sector” (Strategy).  Within this announcement it was revealed that the Administration would be taking a host of future actions in order to achieve their methane reduction goals, including the following: Proposing and setting standards for ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • NOx re-burn simulation in a double-jet counter-flow flame

    The paper investigates the main features of NOx emission in a laminar double-jet counter-flow diffusion flame for later use as a possible physical model for NOx reduction through turbine in situ reheat. The oxidizer stream consists of exhaust gas resulted from a conventional combustor and the fuel stream is represented by an air?methane mixture. The main interest rests on the distribution of NOx ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Kyoto mistakes

    The Kyoto Protocol conflicts with a rational view of what short-term climate policy should achieve. Chosen emission reduction targets conflict with individual and social interests, and will therefore be hard to reach. Possibilities to cheat on the agreement are plentiful. Methane emission reduction may help to meet the short-term aims, but does not contribute to the ultimate objective.Keywords: ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Clearing the Air: Reducing upstream Greenhouse Gas Emissions from U.S. Natural Gas Systems

    Key findings: 1) Fugitive methane emissions from natural gas systems represent a significant source of global warming pollution in the U.S. Reductions in methane emissions are urgently needed as part of the broader effort to slow the rate of global temperature rise. 2) Cutting methane leakage rates from natural gas systems to less than 1 percent of total production would ensure that the climate ...

  • Closed DHS system to prevent dissolved methane emissions as greenhouse gas in anaerobic wastewater treatment by its recovery and biological oxidation

    Anaerobic wastewater treatment has been focused on its eco-friendly nature in terms of the improved energy conservation and reduction in carbon dioxide emissions. However, the anaerobic process discharges unrecovered methane as dissolved methane. In this study, to prevent the emission of dissolved methane from up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactors used to treat sewage and to recover it ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Renewable energy and sustainable development in Hungary

    This paper presents an overview of the use of renewable energy in Hungary. It analyses the role of renewables in the sustainable development of the country and in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Although Hungary is rich in geothermal sources, the use of renewable energy sources is not economically viable in the country compared with traditional energy sources. In Hungary, only biomass ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing livestock diets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

    Scientists in South East Asia have been measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from goats and cattle in a series of research projects investigating the effects of different feeding regimes. In each case, the eructed, or belched, emissions from each animal were measured with a ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Capturing the fugitives: Reducing methane emissions from natural gas

    The rapid expansion of natural gas development in the United States has been a double-edged sword. While natural gas supporters are quick to point out its economic benefits and green attributes—natural gas produces roughly half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal during combustion—this isn’t the whole story. Natural gas comes with environmental consequences, including risks to ...

  • Managing livestock diets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions - Case study

    Scientists in South East Asia have been measuring greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from goats and cattle in a series of research projects investigating the effects of different feeding regimes. In each case, the eructed, or belched, emissions from each animal were ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • 5 Reasons why it’s (still) important to reduce fugitive methane emissions

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released its annual greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory report. Using new data and information, the EPA lowered its estimate of fugitive methane emissions from natural gas ...

  • Portable laser gas detector systems for landfill CH4 and CO2 monitoring

    There has recently been a marked increase in interest in detecting and quantifying emissions of the greenhouse gases (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) from landfills in North America and Europe. The primary drivers for this increased interest are: new and pending legislation requires demonstrated reductions in GHG emissions; permits to expand existing facilities require more accurate ...


    By Boreal Laser Inc.

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