Stanford Natural Gas Initiative Annual Meeting
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The Stanford Natural Gas Initiative, in collaboration with the Methane Emissions Technology Alliance, will be holding a Symposium on November 8th and 9th. We will bring together speakers and participants from industry, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations to discuss critical issues related to natural gas.
November 8th, 2023
Methane Emissions: From Technology Innovation to Impact in Operations
Over the last decade, much has been learned about methane emissions – the volumes of methane being released through various pathways, the associated climate impact, and how we can effectively detect and measure in a variety of settings.
As a community, we have developed and rigorously tested a smorgasbord of technologies from static continuous monitoring devices to truck-based, drone, airplane, and most recently satellite systems. No single solution has the resolution to capture the full spectrum of emissions and there are trade-offs between areal coverage, frequency, and cost.
We will discuss the challenges and opportunities for deploying detection technologies at scale and the related operations required to massively reduce methane emissions domestically and around the world. We will also explore the changing regulatory environment that is moving toward measurement-based reporting schemes and the impact of having visibility into global emissions on a high-frequency basis through the deployment of satellites with remote sensing technology.
November 9th, 2023
Repurposing the Natural Gas Infrastructure
The energy transition requires transforming our energy systems at scale and at speed, but we don’t have to start from scratch. There is huge potential in investing into and upgrading our country’s extensive gas infrastructure to accelerate the deployment of low carbon technologies.
Current climate change and net zero emissions policies are betting big on emerging technologies to decarbonize our energy systems. Many of these new fuels and technologies will take some time to displace existing energy sources but emissions reductions are required in the next decade, and at-scale.
At this event, we will host a conversation that focuses on leveraging the existing natural gas system to accelerate the energy transition and provide reliability to support renewables through innovative policies and deployment of technologies.