Methane Collection & Destruction


Methane is also a greenhouse gas (GHG), so its presence in the atmosphere affects the earth's temperature and climate system. Methane is emitted from a variety of anthropogenic (human-influenced) and natural sources and is more than 25 times as potent as carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere.

The following matrix indicates the quantity of methane that could be destroyed with a 10 - 100 high-capacity incineration units at 50% capacity and outlines the tonnes of CO2e carbon offset and the value of these offsets at early pricing of CAD $35/tonne.

Methane's GWP20 of 85 means that a ton of methane emitted into the atmosphere creates approximately 85 times the atmospheric warming as a ton of CO2 over a period of 20 years. On a 100-year time scale, methane's GWP 100 is in the range of 28–34.