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A project using innovative space technology to improve the way industrial GHG emissions are measured

Oil sands mining operators are required by law to report annual measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane emissions that escape from tailings ponds and mine surfaces. These are known as “fugitive emissions.”

Montreal-based aerospace company GHGSat is working with Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) on satellite technology that could allow for the measurement of greenhouse gas emissions from space. The method is potentially more accurate, cheaper and safer for workers than current approaches.

Learn more about the project and meet GHGSat president Stephane Germain at

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