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Methane Emissions Summary

The table below provides estimates for projected methane emissions from 2020-2050. Data are presented in million metric tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e).


Global Methane Forum 2020
23 - 27 March 2020
Regretfully, the Global Methane Forum 2020 did not take place as scheduled in March 2020 in Geneva, due to public h...
GMI Oil and Gas Subcommittee Meeting
18 April 2018
The GMI Oil and Gas Subcommittee held its annual meeting at the Global Methane Forum in Toronto, Canada.  The GMF ...
Value of Biogas East Conference
22 - 23 March 2018
This conference will provide perspective on numerous topics affecting biogas and RNG, including challenges, oppor...
GMI Oil and Gas Subcommittee Meeting
12 June 2017
The GMI Oil and Gas Subcommittee Meeting was held on 12 June 2017, at the Harry Hays Building, Calgary, Alberta, Ca...

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GMI Delegates

The number of delegates to the GMI Steering Committee and Subcommittees are listed below:

Steering Committee3
Biogas Subcommittee5
    Agriculture Technical Group5
    MSW Technical Group4
    Wastewater Technical Group4
Coal Subcommittee1
Oil & Gas Subcommittee1

For the full list of GMI delegates, please visit the Steering Committee and Subcommittee Delegates page.

GMI Project Sites

The map below shows locations where GMI and our Partners have worked to reduce barriers to the recovery and use of methane as a clean energy source. Click on a site to learn more.

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Arctic Council's Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane

The Arctic Council established the Expert Group on Black Carbon and Methane (EGBCM) to assess progress towards the reduction of black carbon and methane emissions across the Arctic. Every two years, the EGBCM develops a report that summarizes emissions and develops recommendations to policy makers on voluntary actions to reduce emissions.


Baleen International, Inc.

Compared to landfill disposal, Baleen International Inc’s waste-to-energy infrastructure is estimated to reduce approximately 167,500 CO2e per year in addition to the environmental and energy benefits of not having to operate and maintain a conventional biological sewage treatment plant with equivalent capacity.


Initiatives to Prevent GHG Emissions through Diversion and Prevention of Organic Waste

Environment and Climate Change Canada is raising awareness among Canadians on the issue of food waste and loss, helping jurisdictions make informed decisions when planning waste diversion infrastructure.


Landfill Gas Capture and Utilization Feasibility

Environment and Climate Change Canada is working to encourage greater LFG collection across provinces and municipalities through feasibility studies of LFG capture in small, medium and large landfills.


ReductionTech (GC Green Carbon Inc.)

ReductionTech (GC Green Carbon Inc.) is developing and installing methane arresters to remove methane from the atmosphere through hydroxyl remediation. The emission reductions are estimated to be 2.2 MTCO2e/year for every 100,000 people served.


Research Efforts to Control Greenhouse Gases Emissions from Livestock

Researchers associated with the University of Alberta are quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from 60 ranches in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. They are investigating the use of 5 adaptive multi-paddock grazing approaches on GHG emissions.



Solucycle manages food waste with their SoluRobot technology. The system allows restaurants and caterers to divert organic waste matter to biogas facilities and track greenhouse gas reductions.


Catalyst Agri-Innovations

The Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society provides research resources that advance the environmental and economic sustainability of agriculture. The overarching goal of the organization is to create multi-faculty, multi-disciplinary, parallel study facilities to establish zero waste agriculture.


Reciclo Organicos, Chile-Canada Program

Reciclo Orgánicos is a campaign to promote strategies and techniques to change the way that organic waste is managed throughout Chile. A main objective is to divert organic waste from uncontrolled landfills to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.


Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program

The Agricultural Greenhouse Gases Program aims to enhance the understanding and accessibility of agricultural technologies, beneficial management and processes that can be adopted by farmers to mitigate agricultural greenhouse emissions in Canada.


Blair Air System

The Blair Air System eliminates methane emissions from commonly used pumps and instruments at oil and gas well sites. Each system can provide reductions of approximately 740 tons of CO2e per year.


Bluesource Methane - Bluesource Methane Reduction Program

Bluesource quantifies emission reductions and creates emission reduction offset credits, which includes conducting an in-depth verification process for each evaluation of credits. A reduction of 2-3 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent are expected for the existing program in Alberta by the end of 2022.


Cap-Op Energy

Cap-Op Energy uses cloud-based data management systems to help companies improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Cap-Op estimates their system helped reduce methane emissions by more than 600,000 tons of CO2e in 2019.


GHGSat Inc.

GHGSat’s growing fleet of satellites detect methane emissions at industrial facilities from space. They provide data and actionable information on GHG emissions to emitters and regulators. GHGSat informs oil and gas operators when leaks have been detected.


LiDAR Services International Inc. Airborne Methane Mapping and Comprehensive Remote Emissions Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Sensing

LiDAR Services International Inc.’s airborne systems provide a measurement and accountability framework to assess reduction initiatives and to find unknown or unquantified emissions sources.


Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) FlareNet Strategic Network Global Research Initiative to Address Flare Generated Pollutant Emissions from Unconventional Oil & Gas Processing

FlareNet provides a quantitative understanding of flare-generated pollutant emissions through improved emissions inventories, assessments of mitigation actions, technologies to predict and measure emissions, and technical support for projects.


Process Ecology Inc.

Process ecology’s software system, MeAdvisor, tracks company-wide emissions of methane from continuous sources and non-routine events to optimize the performance of oil and gas operating facilities.


Regulations Respecting Reduction in the Release of Methane and Certain Volatile Organic Compounds (Upstream Oil & Gas Sector)

Canada’s regulations that restrict methane emissions from upstream activities (exploration, drilling, production, processing and transmission) will result in reductions of 20 megatonnes of CO2e by 2035, equal to removing 5 million passenger vehicles off the road each year.


Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC)

The Saskatchewan Research Council created the Centre for the Demonstration of Emissions Reductions (CeDER) to provide real-world testing, demonstration, and validation of emissions measurement, reduction, capture, and conversion technologies.


St. Francis Xavier University

St. Francis Xavier University’s Flux Lab deploys high precision, truck-based analyzers to conduct large-scale emissions measurement campaigns in Canada’s oil and gas fields.


Westgen Technologies

Westgen Technologies is helping Canada to achieve methane emission reduction goals for the oil and gas sector with its Engineered Power on Demand (EPOD) technology. The EPOD is powered primarily by solar energy and provides reliable power to a wellsite.


Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada

Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) supports a wide variety of collaborative research and development activities that are leading innovation, building capacity, and improving methane emission detection and reduction in the oil and gas sector.


Sirius Instrumentation & Controls

Sirius Instrumentation & Controls is breaking down barriers to make solar-powered chemical injection pumps practical and economical, paving the way to help the oil and gas industry reduce its environmental footprint.


The Low Carbon Economy Fund

The Low Carbon Economy Fund (LCEF) is an important part of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. The LCEF leverages investments in projects that generate clean growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


International Collaboration to Address Methane Emissions

Environment and Climate Change Canada is working to establish collaborative relationships with several international partners, including Vietnam, Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Chile, China, and Mexico.


Visit the Global Methane Challenge website to explore more.

Canada Methane Emissions

Chart shows the total projected amount of annual methane emissions through 2050 for each of the GMI target sectors. The chart includes projected emissions data for Canada.
Source: Global Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gas Emission Projections & Mitigation Potential: 2015-2050, U.S. EPA

Biogas Methane Emissions

Chart shows the projected total amount of annual methane emissions through 2050 in Canada for the Biogas sector. Data are shown for manure management, municipal solid waste, and wastewater.

Coal Mines Methane Emissions

Chart shows the projected total amount of annual methane emissions through 2050 in Canada for the Coal Mines sector. Data are shown for surface mines and underground mines.

Oil & Gas Methane Emissions

Chart shows the projected total amount of annual methane emissions through 2050 in Canada for the Oil & Gas sector.


Interested national governments may request to become Partners in the Global Methane Initiative at any time. Governments that join GMI have the opportunity to participate in the work of the GMI Steering Committee, which guides the work of the initiative as a whole, as well as any GMI subcommittees that may be of interest: biogas, coal mines, and oil and gas.

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The Project Network is a growing community of private-sector entities, financial institutions, and other governmental and non-governmental organizations with an interest in methane abatement, recovery, and use projects.

Project Network members are actively involved in the Initiative and are critical to its success. Working with countries who are Global Methane Initiative (GMI) Partners, Project Network members can galvanize action, setting the stage for methane reduction projects.

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