Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Methane to Markets Partnership Still Effective For Climate

A molecule of methane
The Methane to Markets (M2M) partnership is comprised of more than 900 public and private sector organizations, as well as countries, including the European Commission. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas that is more than 20 times as potent as carbon dioxide attrapping heat in the earth’s atmosphere. EPA estimates that within 10 years the Methane to Markets partnership program has the potential to reduce annual methane emissions by more than 180 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, approximately the annual emissions from 50 million cars.

EPA is co-hosting the second Methane to Markets Partnership Expo, to be held March 2-5, 2010, in New Delhi, India, along with the Government of India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The expo’s “International Methane Capture Marketplace” is the premier international forum devoted to the promotion of project opportunities and technologies related to methane recoveryand use. The call for presentations for this conference has just opened.

Methane to Markets promotes methane capture and use projects internationally through coordination with country partners, the privatesector, and non-governmental organizations, focusing on promotingmethane capture and use from four sources of methane: Agriculture(animal waste management), coal mines, landfills, and oil and gassystems. More information More information on the expo

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