FORT COLLINS, Colo. — Did you know? Colorado State University’s Energy Institute operates a one-of-a-kind methane emissions testing facility near the Foothills Campus. It’s called METEC – Methane Emissions Technology Evaluation Center.
At METEC, researchers field test low-cost methane sensing technologies and evaluate their performance. Such systems can help find and reduce leaks of methane – the primary component of natural gas – anywhere from the natural gas well pad to its distribution networks. The goal: more efficient use of domestic natural gas resources, as well as minimizing greenhouse gas impacts from the natural gas system.
METEC is a $3.5 million facility, comprising real natural gas equipment, and is funded by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.
— Anne Manning, Colorado State University
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