In Alberta where methane accounts for 15 per cent of total greenhouse gas emissions, the oil and gas industry is responsible for 42 per cent of methane released into the atmosphere. Reducing emissions from industry facilities has great potential to further position Alberta as a clean energy supplier in the future.
As part of its Climate Leadership Plan, the Government of Alberta has set a target of reducing methane emissions by 45 per cent of 2014 levels by 2025. While there has been some progress towards achieving this reduction, additional focus is required.
The Energy Futures Lab (EFL), with sponsorship from SAIT, Spartan Controls and JWN, held a workshop in early November 2018 in Calgary to answer the question: How can Alberta accelerate progress on more effective methane management so as to thrive in a more competitive, low carbon future?
The primary objective of the workshop was to:
- Identify how changes in behaviour, process and supply chain management can accelerate action to improve methane emissions reduction management
- Showcase existing and proven technologies for methane management
- Discuss any enablers or barriers faced in making the necessary change today
- Share knowledge throughout the industry
The workshop included over 60 participants from the technology innovator, user and buyer space, supporters from academia, consultants and government. Presentations and dialogue included methane management, mitigation, barriers, technologies and behavioural shifts for active adoption.
Access the Post Report for an overview summary of the insights generated from the workshop.