"That is going to be important" — Elon Musk on advanced remote sensing of critical gases.
We're deploying a swarm of methane tracking micro-satellites (each roughly 12kg, backpack size) which detect, quantify and monitor the majority of methane emitters on earth. We're able to detect emissions as small as 15kg/hour (1% of the atmospheric background), and zoom in to 20meters resolution.
That means data on specific emitters such as a natural gas storage/pipeline leaks, fracking sites, heavy industry factories, landfills, mining, tailing ponds, wastewater plants, livestock and permafrost.
This solution doesn't require technical know-how, installing complex equipment, or using indirect models for calculating emissions. Stakeholders simply subscribe to our data portal and consume actionable datasets, alerts, reports and analytics.
We're bringing a new level of accounting and insights on a greenhouse gas that's 100 times more harmful than CO2, and is directly connected to commodities and human activities.
Successful energy & environment entrepreneur, international clients include multi-billion dollar firms. Racing yachts captain and champion.
Richard L. LachanceCTO
Ph.D. in optics, former ABB remote sensing expert, inventor of 8 patents, clients include NASA JPL, NOAA, Japan’s space agency.
Erik LaanVP of Engineering
Space scientist, work includes designing & testing European Space Agency methane satellites (Copernicus Sentinel-5P TROPOMI; SCIAMACHY).
Giancarlo CesarelloVP of Data Applications
Pioneered numerous satellites data products. Served in senior capacity at Shell, Eni and Schlumberger on remote sensing and geoscience.
Brian LeslieDirector of International Sales
Over two decades holding key positions at Google, DigitalGlobe, Skybox Imaging and Lockheed Martin. Acquired and served clients with multi-million dollar satellite access and data sales contracts.
John AtkinsonDirector of Strategic Partnerships
Natural gas and renewable energy industry veteran. Developed regulatory and communications strategies for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. Masters in International Energy Management & Policy from Columbia University.
Board of Advisors
Gidon EshelMethane Emissions Modeling
World renowned expert, received a postdoctoral NOAA fellowship – Center for Earth & Planetary Physics, Harvard University. Featured in Leonardo DiCaprio’s climate change documentary “Before the Flood” (along side interviewees Elon Musk, Ban Ki-moon, Obama).
Dr. William (Bill) HeapsRemote Sensing Instrumentation
World renowned atmospheric gases scientist, 35 years experience at NASA. Designed an innovative and compact methane remote sensor which has been installed on the International Space Station.
Judi KrzyzanowskiEmissions Assessment & Regulations
Ph.D. in resources management. Greenhouse gases expert, conducted assessments for federal policymakers and industry.