Global Methane Initiative (GMI)

Global Methane Initiative (GMI) The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is a voluntary, multilateral partnership that aims to reduce global methane emissions and to advance the abatement, recovery and use of methane as a valuable clean energy source.
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GMI Visit us at: www.globalmethane.org GMI provides technical support to deploy methane-to-energy projects around the world. Since 2004, GMI support has enabled Partner Countries to launch hundreds of methane recovery and use projects. These reductions result in benefits, including: • Decreased greenhouse gases • Better air and water quality • Improved human health • Enhanced energy security • Increased worker safety • Expanded economic growth GMI is an information resource for Partner Countries, Project Network members, and other stakeholders. GMI’s website serves as an online library with extensive information on methane-to-energy projects, best practices, and technical tools and resources. In the last 15 years, GMI has trained more than 15,000 people around the world in methane mitigation and recovery.

GMI Visit us at: www.globalmethane.org GMI provides technical support to deploy methane-to-energy projects around the world. Since 2004, GMI support has enabled Partner Countries to launch hundreds of methane recovery and use projects. These reductions result in benefits, including: • Decreased greenhouse gases • Better air and water quality • Improved human health • Enhanced energy security • Increased worker safety • Expanded economic growth GMI is an information resource for Partner Countries, Project Network members, and other stakeholders. GMI’s website serves as an online library with extensive information on methane-to-energy projects, best practices, and technical tools and resources. In the last 15 years, GMI has trained more than 15,000 people around the world in methane mitigation and recovery.

Mission: The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is a voluntary, multilateral partnership that aims to reduce global methane emissions and to advance the abatement, recovery and use of methane as a valuable clean energy source.

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Join GMI’s Project Network to gain direct access to technical expertise and assistance, identify opportunities for metha...
10/29/2020

Join GMI’s Project Network to gain direct access to technical expertise and assistance, identify opportunities for methane emission reduction projects, and take advantage of GMI's extensive resource library. Sign up for free today at https://bit.ly/3lu9pip

Read Bluefield Technologies’ #GlobalMethaneChallenge story to learn how they are using microsatellites with an optical s...
10/26/2020

Read Bluefield Technologies’ #GlobalMethaneChallenge story to learn how they are using microsatellites with an optical sensor to create a global view of methane emitting sites. Their satellites capture data on the location of sites and the amount of methane emitted to help prioritize and eliminate leaks. https://bit.ly/2ETf68Q

Help the #GlobalMethaneInitiative meet new people! Do you have colleagues and friends interested in participating in eve...
10/23/2020

Help the #GlobalMethaneInitiative meet new people! Do you have colleagues and friends interested in participating in events related to methane emission reductions, learning about ongoing methane emission projects, and more? Send them the link to the GMI mailing list so they can stay up-to-date with GMI. https://bit.ly/2TmbLAF

Join GMI’s Project Network to help your company learn how to reduce costs and generate profits through methane abatement...
10/21/2020

Join GMI’s Project Network to help your company learn how to reduce costs and generate profits through methane abatement, recovery, and use projects; identify and secure funding for projects; and share information by submitting project ideas and activities to the GMI Subcommittees. Sign up for free today at https://bit.ly/3lu9pip

Arcadis Canada is collaborating with the Ministry of Environment in Chile to manage the Reciclo Orgánicos program to pro...
10/19/2020

Arcadis Canada is collaborating with the Ministry of Environment in Chile to manage the Reciclo Orgánicos program to promote strategies and techniques that improve organic waste management throughout Chile. Read their #GlobalMethaneChallenge story at https://bit.ly/3baNCHy

Qnergy has joined the #GlobalMethaneChallenge! Qnergy partners with natural gas producers to reduce methane emitted from...
10/16/2020

Qnergy has joined the #GlobalMethaneChallenge! Qnergy partners with natural gas producers to reduce methane emitted from pneumatic devices. Qnergy’s technology provides power to remote locations, allowing the devices to be powered by instrument air. https://bit.ly/2Qovh0p

Join GMI’s Project Network! Your company can highlight its methane emission reduction projects on the GMI website and in...
10/15/2020

Join GMI’s Project Network! Your company can highlight its methane emission reduction projects on the GMI website and in the Project Network newsletter, as well as showcase its efforts by participating in the #GlobalMethaneChallenge. Sign up for free https://bit.ly/3lu9pip

Join the GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee on 28 October at 13:00 UTC for a virtual Subcommittee meeting focused on a review of...
10/14/2020

Join the GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee on 28 October at 13:00 UTC for a virtual Subcommittee meeting focused on a review of 2019-2020 accomplishments and priorities, as well as a working session to finalize the Oil & Gas Action Plan. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3nUm2Vh

Metropolitan Utilities District has joined the #GlobalMethaneChallenge! They are replacing 370 miles of cast iron infras...
10/13/2020

Metropolitan Utilities District has joined the #GlobalMethaneChallenge! They are replacing 370 miles of cast iron infrastructure to reduce methane leaks, processing methane from a liquified natural gas plant, and capturing methane from a local landfill. Learn more. https://bit.ly/3jvHDA4

#GlobalMethaneChallenge Spotlight: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) initiated a series of methane science...
10/09/2020

#GlobalMethaneChallenge Spotlight: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) initiated a series of methane science studies to improve the understanding of global methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. Through the peer-reviewed studies, scientists continue to investigate and measure methane emissions across the oil and gas supply chain, generating accurate, public information about where and how much methane is leaking. The results of ongoing and future studies will improve understanding of methane emissions at the global level, allowing industry, governments, and other stakeholders to prioritize actions to reduce methane emissions. Read their story at https://bit.ly/34iuSok

#GlobalMethaneChallenge participant, Impacto Energia S.A., is reducing landfill methane emissions through energy cogener...
10/08/2020

#GlobalMethaneChallenge participant, Impacto Energia S.A., is reducing landfill methane emissions through energy cogeneration and biodigestion, reducing emissions from industrial effluent, and evaluating opportunities to produce methane for use in transportation. Read more https://bit.ly/3hJNMIH

GMI is pleased to announce that the presentations and meeting materials from the Oil & Gas Subcommittee webinar held on ...
10/07/2020

GMI is pleased to announce that the presentations and meeting materials from the Oil & Gas Subcommittee webinar held on September 23, 2020 are now available on the GMI website! View the materials at https://bit.ly/3gNCNMO

Join the GMI Biogas Subcommittee on October 6, 2020 for a joint panel session at 14:30 UTC at the World Biogas Summit fe...
10/05/2020

Join the GMI Biogas Subcommittee on October 6, 2020 for a joint panel session at 14:30 UTC at the World Biogas Summit featuring presentations from industry and academia including Thomas Minter (Malaby Biogas), Rebecca Boudreaux (Oberon Fuels), Bruce Dale (Michigan State University), Dr. Jeremy Woods (Imperial College London), Jorge Hilbert (INTA), and Stefano Bozzetto (CIB), about carbon neutrality and the climate benefits of biogas. Learn more at https://world-biogas-summit.com/

GHGSat, a global emissions monitoring firm based in Canada, can detect methane emissions at industrial facilities from s...
10/02/2020

GHGSat, a global emissions monitoring firm based in Canada, can detect methane emissions at industrial facilities from space. Its growing fleet of satellites provides data and actionable information on greenhouse gas emissions to an increasing number of emitters and regulators. This insight allows companies to identify trends in emissions and track when emissions are reduced or eliminated. Read their #GlobalMethaneChallenge story at https://bit.ly/39GLPtg

Join GMI’s Project Network to learn about GMI Subcommittee meetings and events and participate in virtual technical webi...
10/01/2020

Join GMI’s Project Network to learn about GMI Subcommittee meetings and events and participate in virtual technical webinars. Sign up for free today at https://bit.ly/3lu9pip

Join the GMI Biogas Subcommittee at the World Biogas Summit on October 6, 2020 for a virtual Biogas Subcommittee meeting...
09/29/2020

Join the GMI Biogas Subcommittee at the World Biogas Summit on October 6, 2020 for a virtual Biogas Subcommittee meeting at 12 UTC followed by a joint panel session at 14:30 UTC. The panel will feature presentations from industry and academia to discuss carbon neutrality and the climate benefits of biogas. Learn more at https://world-biogas-summit.com/

The Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society provides research resources that advance the environmental and economic sustainabi...
09/28/2020

The Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society provides research resources that advance the environmental and economic sustainability of agriculture to its project partners around the world. Read their #GlobalMethaneChallenge story at https://bit.ly/39JLGoH

Did you know that the #GlobalMethaneChallenge is open to universities? Join the Challenge and tell us about the research...
09/24/2020

Did you know that the #GlobalMethaneChallenge is open to universities? Join the Challenge and tell us about the research your school is conducting on #methane. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3a3gCAy

Westgen has joined the #GlobalMethaneChallenge! Westgen’s Engineered Power on Demand (EPOD) technology provides reliable...
09/22/2020

Westgen has joined the #GlobalMethaneChallenge! Westgen’s Engineered Power on Demand (EPOD) technology provides reliable power and compressed air for remote oil and gas well sites. The EPOD provides instrument air to run a pneumatic control system, which offsets the methane emissions that would otherwise be generated by traditional gas-driven systems. The EPOD is safe, operator friendly, and can generate carbon credits or offset carbon tax. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3fiRuqD

Project Network members are actively involved in GMI and are critical to its success. Working with countries who are GMI...
09/21/2020

Project Network members are actively involved in GMI and are critical to its success. Working with countries who are GMI Partners, Project Network members can stimulate action, setting the stage for new and ongoing methane projects. The Project Network is open to all, voluntary, non-binding, and free to join. To learn more and join, visit https://bit.ly/30CfPUk

#GlobalMethaneChallenge spotlight: The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi’s Biogas Development and Training Center pro...
09/18/2020

#GlobalMethaneChallenge spotlight: The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi’s Biogas Development and Training Center provides technical training and support to implement programs focused on research and development of biogas-related technologies. Read more https://bit.ly/2EGqvJ3

Join the GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee webinar on 23 September at 14:00 UTC. Hear presentations from industry experts on #m...
09/16/2020

Join the GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee webinar on 23 September at 14:00 UTC. Hear presentations from industry experts on #methane mitigation technologies. Learn more at https://bit.ly/31N4EbZ

#GlobalMethaneChallenge Spotlight: The China Coal Information Institute (CCII) is a national research organization that ...
09/15/2020

#GlobalMethaneChallenge Spotlight: The China Coal Information Institute (CCII) is a national research organization that has been affiliated with the Ministry of Emergency Management of the People’s Republic of China since 2018. The CCII has helped oversee several methane mitigation actions in China, including creating the Coalbed Methane Clearinghouse, advancing abandoned mine methane development, and development of abandoned mine methane pilot projects. Read the full story at https://bit.ly/31omrok

Now available! The summary of the GMI Coal Mines Subcommittee virtual meeting held on 23 July is now available on the GM...
09/11/2020

Now available! The summary of the GMI Coal Mines Subcommittee virtual meeting held on 23 July is now available on the GMI website. View the summary at https://bit.ly/2GlNuKh

Check out a new addition to the GMI resource library: the Biogas Toolkit! The toolkit serves as a centralized knowledge ...
09/10/2020

Check out a new addition to the GMI resource library: the Biogas Toolkit! The toolkit serves as a centralized knowledge hub for biogas project stakeholders. It is designed to allow stakeholders to search and browse for information and resources that meet their specific project needs. The Biogas Toolkit includes more than 30 tools and resources compiled from several programs, including the Global Methane Initiative and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's AgSTAR and Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) programs. https://bit.ly/2Ytt2xh

#GlobalMethaneChallenge participant, @ReductionTech (GC Green Carbon Inc.) is working with Thompson Rivers University an...
09/09/2020

#GlobalMethaneChallenge participant, @ReductionTech (GC Green Carbon Inc.) is working with Thompson Rivers University and @Sustainable Development Technology Canada to develop and install methane arresters that remove methane and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere through hydroxyl remediation. Read their story at https://bit.ly/3hSUawB

A French translation of the GMI report, “Identifying and Evaluating Opportunities for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation & Operat...
09/08/2020

A French translation of the GMI report, “Identifying and Evaluating Opportunities for Greenhouse Gas Mitigation & Operational Efficiency Improvement at Oil and Gas Facilities,” is now available on the GMI website. The report presents introductory guidance on a pragmatic and integrated approach to identify, evaluate, and advance cost-effective, high-impact opportunities to manage greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and energy use at oil and natural gas facilities. The report also discusses specific operational issues or problems that could contribute to unaccounted methane emissions, product losses, and process inefficiencies. View the French version at https://bit.ly/31xyy2k

The University of Southampton has joined the #GlobalMethaneChallenge! Researchers at the university are using a state-of...
09/04/2020

The University of Southampton has joined the #GlobalMethaneChallenge! Researchers at the university are using a state-of-the-art technique to measure the release of landfill gas into the atmosphere. Their work supports a national effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In collaboration with the United Kingdom’s (UK's) Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Environment Agency, the university’s Waste Management Research Group is investigating variations in methane emissions across three UK landfill sites using the Tracer Gas Dispersion Method. Read more at https://bit.ly/2XhbzHs

Save the date: The GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee will hold a webinar on 23 September at 14:00 UTC. The technical webinar wi...
09/03/2020

Save the date: The GMI Oil & Gas Subcommittee will hold a webinar on 23 September at 14:00 UTC. The technical webinar will feature presentations on mitigation technologies to reduce #methane emissions from industry experts. Learn more at https://bit.ly/31N4EbZ

Check out the new #coal resource, “Global Methane Emissions from Coal Mining to Continue Growing Even with Declining Coa...
09/01/2020

Check out the new #coal resource, “Global Methane Emissions from Coal Mining to Continue Growing Even with Declining Coal Production.” The study, co-authored by the U.S. EPA, in collaboration with GMI and several other organizations, presents projections of global methane emissions from coal mining under different coal extraction scenarios and with increasing mining depth through 2100. https://bit.ly/2XE0b8L

The #GlobalMethaneChallenge wants to know how you’re reducing methane emissions! Submit your #methane mitigation story t...
08/27/2020

The #GlobalMethaneChallenge wants to know how you’re reducing methane emissions! Submit your #methane mitigation story today. GMI will highlight your efforts on the Challenge website, through email messages, and via social media. Learn more at https://bit.ly/2M6KG5g

Efforts to capture and profitably use #methane are often limited by a lack of information on recovery technologies. The ...
08/25/2020

Efforts to capture and profitably use #methane are often limited by a lack of information on recovery technologies. The Global Methane Initiative provides resources on methane-to-energy projects, best practices, and technical tools. Learn more. www.globalmethane.org

#GlobalMethaneChallenge spotlight: Solucycle has established strategies for managing food waste through the development ...
08/24/2020

#GlobalMethaneChallenge spotlight: Solucycle has established strategies for managing food waste through the development of their SoluRobot technology. Learn more about how their system turns organic matter into usable biogas at https://bit.ly/318mBjh

Mootral is taking the #GlobalMethaneChallenge! Check out how they have developed a natural feed supplement to reduce #me...
08/21/2020

Mootral is taking the #GlobalMethaneChallenge! Check out how they have developed a natural feed supplement to reduce #methane emissions from cattle and other cud-chewing animals at https://bit.ly/2y8uA57

The Sniffers have taken the #GlobalMethaneChallenge with their Methane Accounting Program that helps customers understan...
08/19/2020

The Sniffers have taken the #GlobalMethaneChallenge with their Methane Accounting Program that helps customers understand, quantify, and reduce their methane emissions. The Program demonstrates a 70% reduction of fugitive methane emissions! Learn more at https://bit.ly/2RZpheR

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The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is an international public-private partnership focused on reducing barriers to the recovery and use of methane as a clean energy source. GMI’s 45 Partner Countries and more than 500 Project Network members exchange information and technical resources to advance methane mitigation in three key sectors: Oil and Gas, Biogas, and Coal Mines. GMI collaborates with other international organizations focused on methane recovery and use, including the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), and the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Methane Matters Now. Methane is a prevalent manmade greenhouse gas that traps 28 times more heat than carbon dioxide (CO2). Reducing methane emissions by recovering and using methane as a clean energy source offers many benefits for the environment and local communities.

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Can Seaweed Cut Methane Emissions on Dairy Farms? Expert Sees Dramatic Reduction When Cows Consume Seaweed Supplement by Diane J. Nelson | May 24, 2018 Quick Summary Adding seaweed to cattle feed may significantly reduce methane emissions from dairy cows Method could help dairy farmers meet new state methane-emissions standards The UC Davis project is first in the world to test seaweed on live dairy cattle Seaweed may be the super food dairy cattle need to reduce the amount of methane they burp into the atmosphere. Early results from research at the University of California, Davis, indicate that just a touch of the ocean algae in cattle feed could dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions from California’s 1.8 million dairy cows..... ......But there is still a lot to learn before farmers should consider feeding cattle seaweed. “We have much more research to do to determine if seaweed supplements could provide a viable, long-term solution,” Kebreab said. “But we are very encouraged by these early results.”
By far the largest source of methane on this blue planet are the surface dwelling and photosynthetic cyano-bacteria. A new paper in Nature elucidates on the chemistry but the ecology has long been reported. Cyano-bacters are the most abundant life on this planet in both numbers and mass and that they also produce 5 times the amount of methane than land based sources including our anthropogenic methane is vital to understanding the role of ocean pasture life in controlling our climate.