GHGSat will monitor greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality gas (AQG) emissions for several industries, including:
- Oil & gas
- Power generation
- Pulp & paper
- Pipelines (natural gas)
- Metals & alumimum
In each of these industries, GHGSat will measure emissions from target sites, anywhere in the world. Sites can include:
- Industrial facilities with fixed, concentrated sources of emissions (e.g. stacks)
- Area sources with emission hotspots (e.g. landfill methane, pipeline leaks)
- Fugitive sources over wide areas (e.g. tailings ponds, mine faces)
- Mobile emitters (e.g. ships)
Each GHGSat satellite will provide periodic, high-precision measurements of emissions from thousands of such sites. Targeting of measured emissions is confirmed with visual imagery from the same satellite. GHGSat instruments will be calibrated regularly, and measured data will be verified and validated against known sources.
GHGSat will provide measurements of emissions at each site without using any on-site equipment. However, GHGSat can augment its measured data with any publicly available data (e.g. local meteorological towers) or private customer data.