SI Imaging Services (SIIS) has begun a collaborative partnership with GHGSat, a Canadian satellite company specializing in greenhouse gas monitoring from space. Effective June 16th, 2021, SI Imaging Services began acting as GHGSat’s first reseller within South Korea and East Asia. The partnership’s main objective is to provide remote-sensing data of methane emissions in South Korea.
Methane (CH4), one of the seven greenhouse gases is found to have a significant impact on climate change. Over a 20-year period, it is 84 times more powerful in trapping heat than carbon dioxide (CO2) contributing to around 30% of global warming.
GHGSat is the first, and currently only firm to launch satellites into orbit capable of high resolution, low threshold greenhouse gas (currently methane) detection and measurements around the world daily. In 2020, its proprietary satellite sensor was mounted to an aircraft for airborne operations providing even greater detail and time-efficient collection of measurements. These proprietary data, once collected, are integrated with GHGSat’s analytics to provide deeper insight and more accurate predictions of emission risk and hotspot detection.
In comparison to existing greenhouse gas observing satellites worldwide, GHGSat’s satellites provide 100 times higher spatial resolution at 10’s of meters pixel size and the smallest detection thresholds of approximately 100kg/hour. GHGSat is differentiated for its technology in pinpointing the exact source of methane emissions at the facility level such as compressor stations, well pads, and pipelines in the Oil and Gas sector.
Jean-Francois Gauthier, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at GHGSat said, “GHGSat is delighted to partner with SIIS to bring accurate insight on methane emissions to South Korea and East Asia. Their expertise and leadership in Earth observation are a perfect complement to the unique data generated by our satellites. The solutions we will offer together will bring new awareness on emissions in the region and identify clear opportunities for reductions.”
SIIS expects that GHGSat’s emission monitoring service will help government agencies and enterprises in East Asia track their carbon footprint and take necessary actions to reduce it or prevent gas leaks. To begin with domestic ESG objectives, the data will be used for the Korean Ministry of Environment, landfill management organization in the metropolitan area, LPG storage, LNG gas terminals of KOGAS and POSCO, and hydroelectric power plants.