UNM methane leak detection research could help reduce emissions

November 23, 2021 - by Rachel Whitt

U.S. President Joe Biden joined European Union leaders at the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow this month in pledging to reduce global methane emissions by 30 percent over the next decade.

This is a heavy lift, but researchers at The University of New Mexico are working to help make it happen. The UNM Center for Micro-Engineered Materials recently received additional funding from the Department of Energy (DOE) to continue research development of sensor systems for natural gas leak monitoring and detection. Oil and gas infrastructure accounts for 30 percent of methane emissions in the US.

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