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  • Landfill Methane Emission Monitoring

    Methane (CH4) plays a critical role in the radiation balance and chemistry of the atmosphere. The major anthropogenic sources are anaerobic production from landfills, ruminant animals and their waste, release from the mining and use of fossil fuel, burning of biomass, etc.. On average, over the global scale, landfill methane emissions contribute between 10-19% of the anthropogenic methane burden ...

  • European consortium to combat methane emissions

    The Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is leading a European consortium to develop and test new methane measurement instruments for shale gas extraction, municipal waste water treatment plants and gas distribution. The consortium includes Cuadrilla Resources, Veolia Environnement and National Grid. Climate-KIC, Europe's largest public-private innovation ...

  • Greenland’s ‘good news’ methane finding

    Based on international research published today in Science, the finding includes Australian contributions from CSIRO and the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Wetlands in the tropics and emerging from under receding Northern Hemisphere glaciers have been considered the primary source of rising atmospheric methane in a warming world. But scientists have known of ...

  • Preventing Occupational Exposure Risks to Methane

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a total of $13 million that will be awarded to twelve, multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure. Methane is not only a primary component of natural gas, it is also a major greenhouse gas, which is a potential ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • LI-COR Presents Landfill Methane Emission Data at Global Waste Management Symposium

    Measuring greenhouse gas emissions at landfills using continuous monitoring offers new insight in estimating total annual emissions. LI-COR Principal Scientist, Liukang Xu presented methane emission data collected from a landfill at Global Waste Management Symposium in Phoenix, AZ on October 1st, 2012 and discussed the advantages of continuous monitoring over traditional interval monitoring. In ...


    By LI-COR

  • NPL’s remote sensing of methane capability enhanced.

    Following the successful construction and launch of their latest enhanced Differential Absorption  Lidar (DIAL) system this summer, NPL has moved on to calibrate its new DIAL truck and to apply its capability to a key European project. The DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar) facility is a highly mobile truck-mounted, sophisticated laser-based system that provides rapid, ...

  • Global investors call for action on methane emissions from shale gas and oil fracking

    The North American Investor Network on Climate Risk (“INCR”), the European Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (“IIGCC”) and the Australia/New Zealand Investor Group on Climate Change (“IGCC”) have today issued a joint statement calling on companies ...

  • Fact Sheet: Administration takes steps forward on climate action plan by announcing actions to cut methane emissions

    The Obama Administration is committed to taking responsible steps to address climate change and help ensure a cleaner, more stable environment for future generations. As part of that effort, today, the Administration is announcing a new goal to cut methane emissions from the oil and gas sector by 40 – 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025, and a set of actions to put the U.S. on a path to ...

  • enitial chooses TDL-500 for emissions monitoring

    As one of the UK's leading independent providers of emission and pollution monitoring, control and management services, enitial required a portable methane detector that would be efficient at recording and storing very detailed data. Following an increasing demand for emissions mapping surveys to be carried out from their customers, particularly those concerned ...


    By Geotech

  • Oil and Gas Companies Join Partnership to Capture Methane

    In the last two decades, natural gas has become the fuel of choice for power generation, because electricity produced with gas has half the carbon dioxide emissions of coal power. Many see it as a "bridge" to a low-carbon energy future; in 30 countries, it already fuels more than half the electricity. But to the extent that gas isn't burnt for power, but escapes into the ...

  • Methane Levels in Air Lower Due to Leakage Control

    Despite an increase in methane-generating activities, such as drilling for fossil fuels, researchers have found that the amount of methane concentrations in the atmosphere have dropped over the past few decades, according to Climate Central. A team of atmospheric chemists have investigated and attribute this phenomenon to significantly diminished methane leakage from oil and gas wells. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • NOAA and US Coast Guard hunt for Alaskan methane and carbon dioxide sources

    Recent observations have suggested that the air above Alaska may already hold the first signs of a regional increase in greenhouse gas emissions that could contribute to climate change around the globe. To learn more about the region’s emissions, NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colo., has teamed up with the U.S. Coast Guard at Kodiak Island. The two partners are flying NOAA ...

  • EnviroSolutions, Inc. Announces New Methane Gas Capture Program for Landfills

    Before landfill regulations were implemented, there was no way for various levels of government to monitor waste disposal. Individuals and companies were dumping waste in non-designated areas with total disregard for safety or the environment. To add to the problem, the locations that were selected for dumping waste were landfills far from the boundaries of their own communities in order to ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • Cemtrex Sees Business Opportunities in Ventilation Air Methane Market

     Cemtrex, Inc. (OTC: CTEI) is optimistic about business opportunities resulting from increased proposal activity in the Ventilation Air Methane market for its MCDR technology. Cemtrex had developed breakthrough technology for the destruction of Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) and currently markets its MCDR (Methane Catalytic Destruction Reactor) technology, whereby low-concentration methane ...

  • New deal on VOC emissions analysers

    The German manufacturer of gas analysers SK Elektronik (SKE), has appointed Quantitech as its exclusive UK distributor. SKE is a leading global provider of gas analysers based on the principle of Flame Ionisation Detection (FID). Key applications for the company’s analysers include emissions monitoring, process gas monitoring, and the monitoring of abatement efficiency and emissions from ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Fact sheet: EPA’S strategy for reducing Methane and ozone-forming pollution from the oil and natural gas industry

    As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to addressing climate change, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has outlined a series of steps it plans to take to address methane and smog-forming VOC emissions from the oil and gas industry, in order to ensure continued, safe and responsible growth in U.S. oil and natural gas production. The agency’s commonsense strategy ...

  • Germany lowers biogas formaldehyde emissions

    The renewable energy sector has grown enormously in Germany in recent years and there are now large numbers of plants producing energy from biogas/anaerobic digestion. The emissions from these plants are regulated, but the measurement of formaldehyde (a carcinogen) is being reduced as a result of a financial incentive system. However, the measurement of formaldehyde is challenging and in order to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • EPA finalizes greenhouse gas reporting requirements for petroleum and natural gas industry/reporting targets methane, a potent greenhouse gas and valuable fuel

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements for the petroleum and natural gas industries as part of the mandatory reporting program. The petroleum and natural gas industries emit methane, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, and are one of the largest human related sources of methane in the United States. Annual methane emissions ...

  • New MCERTS certified portable FID emissions analysers

    Quantitech has supplied large numbers of MCERTS approved FID analysers in the UK for many years. These instruments are employed for the monitoring of TOC gas emissions in regulated processes. However, the Bernath 3006 analyser that was supplied for this purpose has been discontinued and Quantitech MD Ken Roberts says: “We are delighted to announce that we have replaced the 3006 with the ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • New laser lab on wheels to reduce emissions

    The Environmental Measurement Group and the Centre for Carbon Measurement at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have launched a new mobile laboratory to detect and measure emissions that are harmful to the environment. The DIAL (Differential Absorption Lidar) facility is a sophisticated laser-based system that provides rapid, accurate measurements of airborne emissions. It is a completely ...

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