This project is the first phase of a methane mitigation initiative to be conducted in the Maritimes, with a focus on legacy (historic) fossil resource (oil, gas, coal) extraction sites. These legacy sites greatly outnumber modern ones in the Maritimes, and were developed generations before modern environmental safeguards.
The objective is to conduct field research and development that results in methane emission inventory estimates for legacy fossil resource extraction sites in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
The secondary objective for this project will be to provide validation opportunities for new technologies and methodologies that can increase the effectiveness of methane abatement studies everywhere.
This project is very important for methane management and policy formation in the Maritimes region, and will provide benefits to Canada via improvements in methane management technology and methodology.
University of New Brunswick
St. Francis Xavier University
University of Waterloo