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Methane Hub

The Methane Emissions Reduction Network (MERN) is a hybrid virtual / hands-on entrepreneurial hub whose mission is to launch bold and innovative applied research and technology development projects in support of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan.

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Focus Areas

A diverse collection of energy technologies, integrated systems, and analysis are required to achieve our vision. From needs identification to full deployment and commercialization through the execution of applied research and technology development projects concerning methane in the hydrocarbon energy sector, you can find a list of projects and gaps at the heart of MERN.

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Hub Resources

The latest news, projects, and technical information.

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Idea Sharing

Diversity, knowledge, and passion create innovation.

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What’s New


March 23, 2018

The Alberta Innovates/Husky Energy CHOPS Methane Challenge

The Climate Change Innovation and Technology Framework (CCITF) is the overarching guide for the government’s investments in innovation and technology to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while preparing our province for the lower carbon economy of tomorrow.

March 22, 2018

Towards Zero Methane Emissions – A Deployment Accelerator

OGCI Climate Investments and our venture partners invite companies with promising technologies and/or business models in the areas of methane detection, measurement and mitigation along the energy value chain to submit ideas or funding proposals.

November 17, 2017

Government of Canada Invests in Clean Energy Technology to Reduce Methane Emissions

Government of Alberta announces an investment of $5.3 million for seven projects aimed at tackling methane emissions, a potent greenhouse gas (GHG) that poses a real environmental challenge for the oil and gas sector.

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