Anthropogenic Carbon Containment
Human activities like agriculture and energy production are some of the largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Short-lived climate forcers like methane and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are especially concerning, as they are much more potent than CO2 over shorter time scales. Our Anthropogenic Program seeks to abate emissions from industrial and other man-made processes, with a focus on technologies and solutions that are ready for immediate deployment.
Focus on High GWP Emissions
Reducing and abating emissions of these gases is one of our best chances to limit the impacts of climate change in this century. For example, according to the UN's Global Methane Assessment, curbing methane emissions by 45% would avoid nearly 0.3°C of global warming by 2045. Our Program is developing opportunities for methane capture and destruction across a range of sources including agriculture, coal mines, and abandoned oil and gas wells. Our team is also developing projects to reduce and destroy emissions from HFCs, with a focus on developing countries where HFC use will expand and continue into the coming decades.