GHGSat in the Media

New York Times

November 11, 2020: New Technology Claims to Pinpoint Even Small Methane Leaks From Space

Amid growing alarm about methane’s role in driving global warming, a Canadian firm has begun selling a service to detect even relatively small leaks.

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Popular Science

October 30, 2020: New satellites can pinpoint methane leaks to help us beat climate change

Gas-sniffing orbiters are helping clear the air of a common and overlooked pollutant.

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IEEE Spectrum

October 27, 2020: Spotting Mystery Methane Leaks From Space

Something new happened in space in January 2019. For the first time, a previously unknown leak of natural gas was spotted from orbit by a microsatellite, and then, because of that detection, plugged.

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The Globe and Mail

October 21, 2020: Montreal company GHGSat launches map of global methane concentrations

A Montreal company has unveiled what it boasts is the most accurate map of global methane concentrations ever made.

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Space News

October 21, 2020: GHGSat unveils free global methane map

GHGSat unveiled a free map Oct. 21 showing average weekly methane concentrations around the world at a resolution of approximately two kilometers per pixel.

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Bloomberg logo

October 21, 2020: Satellites Put the World’s Biggest Methane Emitters on the Map

Now the companies and countries responsible for a powerful greenhouse gas won’t be able to hide from view.

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October 21, 2020: Satellites picture methane across the globe

Want to understand what methane is doing in our atmosphere? Take a look at the new interactive global map produced by Montreal firm GHGSat.

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October 21, 2020: Montreal-based company launches global map of methane concentrations

A Montreal company has unveiled what it boasts is the most accurate map of global methane concentrations ever made.

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October 21, 2020: GHGSAT releases PULSE, an online tool to visualize worldwide methan gas concentration

GHGSat has today released a no-cost, interactive online visualization tool which details evolving methane (CH4) concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere.

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Space News

October 8, 2020: GHGSat lauds performance of methane-monitoring satellite

GHGSat announced today that the sensor on its Iris satellite launched in early September detects methane emissions five times as well as Claire, its predecessor.

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September 21, 2020: Satellite achieves sharp-eyed view of methane

There is a powerful new satellite in the sky to monitor emissions of methane (CH4), one of the key gases driving human-induced climate change. Known as Iris, the spacecraft can map plumes of CH4 in the atmosphere down to a resolution of just 25m.

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The Globe and Mail

September 3, 2020: Canadian satellite embarks on mission to monitor greenhouse gas emissions from space

A Canadian satellite has begun its long-awaited mission to scour the world for stray industrial emissions of methane gas, a contributor to climate change.

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September 3, 2020: Europe’s small Vega rocket returns to action

The European Vega rocket is back in business. An enforced hiatus following the loss of a vehicle in July 2019 ended late on Wednesday with the successful deployment of 53 new satellites. The payloads were dropped off high above the Earth using a new dispenser system that will now become a regular feature on future missions.

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Methane plume from oil & gas infrastructure Caspian Sea

July 31, 2020: New Space satellite pinpoints industrial methane emissions

GHGSat is a New Space initiative that draws on Copernicus Sentinel-5P data for mapping methane hotspots – and its Claire satellite has now collected more than 60 000 methane measurements of industrial facilities around the world.

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Bloomberg logo

June 22, 2020: Satellite Launch Aims for Increased Scrutiny of Methane Emitters

Iris, a microwave-sized gadget set to be launched into orbit from French Guiana this weekend, weather permitting, will be able to track methane released from oil and gas wells, coal mines, power plants, farms and factories around the globe, Stephane Germain, chief executive officer of Montreal-based developer GHGSat Inc., said in an interview.

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IEEE Spectrum

June 18, 2020: New Microsatellite Will Focus on Industrial Methane Emissions

Canadian startup GHGSat will launch its second and much-improved microsatellite, named Iris, to pinpoint leaks.

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Phys Org

June 1, 2020: Detecting methane emissions during COVID-19

Canadian company GHGSat has worked in collaboration with the Sentinel-5P team at SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research to investigate hotspots of methane emissions during COVID-19.

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May 14, 2020: Methane observing firm eyes UK for key base

The Canadian-based space company GHGSat says it intends to set up a global centre in the UK to analyse the emissions of greenhouse gases. The firm currently flies the spacecraft making the highest resolution measurements of methane (CH4) in the atmosphere.

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The Economist

February 1, 2020: Using satellites to spot industry’s methane leaks

When scanning for emissions from a mud volcano in western Turkmenistan in January 2019, a satellite called Claire came across a large plume of methane drifting across the landscape.

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January 24, 2020: Canadian start-up to make global methane map

A Canadian start-up, GHGSat, is promising to release a high-resolution map of methane in Earth's atmosphere by the year's end. The company has one spacecraft in orbit currently to monitor the trace gas. Another two are expected to go up in the next few months.

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Canada's National Observer

November 4, 2019: Montreal-developed satellite pinpoints carbon from space

It’s the future in a major Canadian city. Streets hum with electric buses and every burger is made with lab-grown beef. Just after New Year’s Day, people gather around their televisions to watch the annual global carbon count.

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Aerospace America

November 1, 2019: Targeting methane sources from space

Raising cattle and collecting and processing oil and natural gas are messy affairs. About 75 million metric tons of methane gas escape into the atmosphere each year worldwide, according to the U.S.-based Environmental Defense Fund. That’s a problem for Earth’s climate, because methane could be responsible for as much as a quarter of the warming seen in recent years.

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Newswire

September 27, 2019: Meet Hugo: GHGSat Reveals the Name of Its Third Emissions Monitoring Satellite

GHGSat has named its third satellite (GHGSat-C2) Hugo. GHGSat’s first and second satellites are named Claire and Iris, respectively. Hugo continues GHGSat’s tradition of naming satellites after the children of team members as a symbol of the importance of its mission to future generations.

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Newswire

September 23, 2019: GHGSat and Shell Sign Framework Agreement for Monitoring Services

GHGSat and Shell Global Solutions International B.V. have recently signed a framework agreement for the provision by GHGSat Inc of monitoring services with the aim to obtain methane emissions data of certain agreed Shell facilities globally.

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SpaceQ

September 9, 2019: GHGSat signs data agreement with CSA and ESA

GHGSat has signed a memorandum of intent with the Canadian Space Agency and the European Space Agency. The deal will see GHGSat providing 5% of the GHGSat-C1 Iris satellite imaging capacity for free.

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PetaCrunch

September 5, 2019: GHGSat, high-resolution satellites that quantify greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities

PetaCrunch talks to GHGSat CEO, Stephane Germain about the company's high-resolution satellites that detect and quantify greenhouse gas emissions from industrial facilities, anywhere in the world, providing customers with leak detection services and advanced emissions analytics.

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Newswire

August 20, 2019: GHGSat awarded $3.3M Funding Agreement with SDTC

GHGSat today announced a CAD $3.3M funding agreement from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) to provide emissions measurements of oil and gas facilities in the Montney region of BC.

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August 15, 2019: Best Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring Specialists 2019

GHGSat won the 2019 Global Business Awards from Corporate Vision magazine in the 'Best Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring Specialists' category, thanks to its novel technology and satellite platform that enables GHG and air quality gas measurement.

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August 14, 2019: Measure for measure: GHGSat offers a more accurate way of measuring emissions – from space

GHGSat uses microsatellites bristling with sensors to monitor at the facility level. The company's satellites can monitor any industrial site on the planet without the need to ever access them physically.

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Scientific American

July 31, 2019: Private Space Race Targets Greenhouse Gas Emitters

Analysis of how cheaper, smaller satellites, such as those from GHGSat could help more precisely detect sources of methane.

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