Methane is a supercharged climate pollutant. It is a potent greenhouse gas packing a climate punch 84 times more powerful than carbon dioxide in the first 20 years after it is released. More than a third of the climate impact we feel today is caused by short-lived pollutants, including methane, which accounts for most of that amount.
Dr. Jason Gu was still a graduate student when he developed the technology behind SenSevere, a start-up that creates laser-based gas sensors for use in heavy industry and power plants. Today, he’s working to apply this technology to methane emissions from the oil and gas industry, making him one of the many entrepreneurs developing solutions […]
People often think of the energy sector as a great place to find jobs, but some of the best, most stable job opportunities in the sector aren’t what you’d think. They’re not dedicated to resource production, but to minimizing the millions of tons of natural gas and associated pollution that leaks as the product is […]
It’s odorless, colorless and invisible to the naked eye, but the methane leaking from the nation’s oil and gas industry is a problem costing the energy industry over $1 billion every year in lost product. Methane is the main ingredient of natural gas, so when it quietly escapes from equipment at wells, refineries and pipelines, […]