Outset situation: the vision to minimise emissions sustainably
While CO2 is considered to be the primary cause of global warming, methane has a warming potential that is 84 times higher than CO2 over a 20-year period. So, once in the Earth’s atmosphere, methane is a strong greenhouse gas and is very harmful for the environment.
New regulations, ESG (Environment, Society, Governance) standards and the pressure of stakeholders to reduce greenhouse gases pushes businesses to take swift action. Many industries, such as the energy sector must act now. However, during gas extraction or storage current methane detection technologies are not sufficient to solve the issue: they are expensive, limited, intermittent and therefore inaccurate.
Sensirion Connected Solutions AG wanted to tackle the problem and realised a solution to detect, localise and quantify methane leaks continuously with their sensor-based end-to-end solution and alert users reliably when a leak occurs. The goal of this initiative: minimize the emissions sustainably. Together with Zühlke, Sensirion Connected Solutions AG was able to build the highly available, compact end-to-end solution Nubo Sphere. By combining unique sensor technology with innovative data analysis and an intuitive emissions management dashboard, Nubo Sphere enables companies in the energy industry to continuously monitor their assets and localise leaks to reduce the emission of the harmful gas immediately.