CH4

Methane

Methane is a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. It mainly comes from livestock farming. We provides solutions to combat CH4 emissions.
A 3D rendering of a methane molecule, represented by a central carbon atom surrounded by four hydrogen atoms, arranged tetrahedrally
What is methane?

A greenhouse gas with a rapid impact

Methane is a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change. Unlike CO2, it doesn’t linger in the atmosphere for thousands of years, it can disappear in just a few decades. However, the gas has a strong warming effect, which contributes significantly to the warming of the earth.

60% human contribution
Globally, over 60% of total methane emissions are from human activities.
80x stronger as CO
CH4 has a warming potential of more than 80 times that of carbon dioxide in the first 20 years after it reaches the atmosphere.
20% of global warming
20% of Earth’s warming can be attributed to methane.
40% reduction by 2030
The climate agreement cannot be reached without reducing methane emissions by 40-45% by 2030.
Where does it come from?

Tracing methane back to it's main sources

Methane emissions are primarily generated by agriculture, the fossil fuel industry, and certain industrial processes. Notably, agriculture is a significant source, as it’s produced by ruminant animals. Additionally, the fossil fuel industry, through the production and transport of coal, oil, and natural gas, also releases methane. Furthermore, landfills and waste treatment also contribute to methane emissions
Image showing various sources of methane emissions, including agriculture, fossil fuels, and waste treatment. Each square on the grid contains an image that represents one of the sources, such as a cow for agriculture or a industry for fossil fuels.
What are the effects?

Harmfull impacts on humans and nature

Deprivation of oxygen supply
Inhaling a high concentration of methane can cause shortness of breath, headaches, drowsiness and unconsciousness. It is an oxygen displacer.
Contribution to climate change
The gas is responsible for about 30% of the warming of the Earth since the pre-industrial era. Climate change causes extreme weather with heavy rainfall, floods and heat waves.
Formation of tropospheric ozone
CH4 is an important precursor gas of the harmful substance, tropospheric ozone. Worldwide, the increased methane emission is responsible for half of the increase in ozone concentrations in the troposphere.
Image showing a possible use case of our methane data. Making a dashboard that monitors assets and looks for increases in methane concentration
How can we help?

Map methane emission with our satellite data

Our data reduces methane emissions by pinpointing concentrations, identifying sources and leaks, and monitoring them long-term. This allows us to target the most significant sources and track progress, ultimately contributing to climate change mitigation.

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