Methane emissions from livestock can be measured using our satellites, making it possible to get an accurate picture and reduce reliance on calculations and estimates. The ability to do frequent measurements also makes it possible to assess the effectiveness of mitigation measures put in place, such as new types of feeds aimed at reducing emissions. Our satellite data can also provide key information emissions from other areas of the agricultural sector, such as rice paddies.
Landfills and dump sites emit large quantities of methane as household waste decomposes over time. GHGSat data is ideally suited to quantify the emissions from these large sites in a single snapshot and do it frequently, compared to land-based methods which take days or weeks for a single measurement. The actionable information provided by our satellite can help identify areas which emit more methane and assist in the most effective placement of gas collection systems.
Underground coal mining produces large amounts of methane which need to be vented to the atmosphere in order to minimize the risk of catastrophic explosions. Accurately quantifying these sources of methane used to be a challenge – GHGSat’s satellite data makes it possible to to do so more frequently and affordably than ever before. Our unique information can also be used to optimize exploration by identifying methane seeps.
The power generation sector presents many opportunities for GHGSat data to make a difference. It can be used to supplement and validate other monitoring methods in use at coal-fired power plants or provide a full picture of CO2 emissions at these sites over time if no other system is installed. At natural-gas fired power plants, our satellites can detect and quantify methane leaks which could undermine their reduced CO2 emissions compared to coal-fired plants. The system can also be used to quantify methane emissions at some hydroelectric facilities where methane is generated in the reservoir.