Tell us how you’re reducing methane emissions

The Global Methane Initiative (GMI) is an international public-private partnership focused on reducing barriers to the recovery and use of methane as a valuable energy source. GMI provides technical support to deploy methane-to-energy projects around the world that enable Partner Countries to launch methane recovery and use projects. Through these efforts, GMI is:

  Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions
  Improving air and water quality
  Improving human health
  Enhancing energy security
  Increasing worker safety
  Expanding economic growth

GMI advances methane mitigation in three key sectors: Oil and Gas, Biogas, and Coal Mines.

Learn more about the GMI sectors

The Global Methane Challenge is an international campaign to catalyze ambitious action around the world to reduce methane emissions and highlight policies and technologies being used to recover and use methane. The Global Methane Challenge is open to all public- and private-sector organizations interested in showcasing their actions to address methane emissions.

Learn more

This video features an overview of the Challenge and highlights several stories. A full list of Challenge participants is presented at the end of the video.

Oil & Gas Sector

Methane emissions from oil and natural gas systems result from both normal operations and system disruptions. These emissions can be cost-effectively reduced by upgrading technologies or equipment, and by improving operations.

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Biogas Sector

Biogas produced from the anaerobic digestion of organic material can be treated to create pipeline-quality natural gas, used directly as a cooking fuel, used to generate electricity, and captured on-site to provide heat and power.

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Coal Mines Sector

Removing fugitive methane gas from underground coal mines and using it in profitable and practical ways can improve worker safety, enhance mine productivity, increase revenues, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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