Actionable Methane Intelligence

Filling the global methane gap with asset-level emissions data

Methane Must Be At The Core Of The Energy Transition

With existing methane estimates under-representing energy asset emissions by up to 70%, the world now demands  decision-making clarity for reducing, reporting and managing methane emissions on asset-levels and global scales.

Orbio Earth's methane intelligence focusses on building asset-level, high-frequent, reconciled methane emissions insights for any energy asset worldwide. Providing global-scale transparency on methane enables us to make better decisions on risks, reduction opportunities and operational efficiency.

Benchmarking the world’s energy assets on emissions performance

Orbio Earth leverages the power of satellite data and reconciliation algorithms to fill the global methane gap with equipment-level emissions intelligence. Creating a world-first dataset of high-frequency, multi-scale methane emission quantification for any location on earth, we help analysts and asset managers to benchmark emissions and prioritise reduction opportunities on global-scales.

Build out customised asset portfolios, and easily share this data with stakeholders throughout your organisation.
Utilise reconciled data to inform existing methane reporting and benchmarking activities across asset, company, supply chain and country scales
Identify where, in large portfolios, the most persistent emitters are, and understand methane emission performance across a 7 year time span from the equipment to supply chain level

How it works

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Phase one

Orbio's physics-based analytics model generates global methane emissions data utilising 8 different satellites

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Phase Two

Orbio reconciles this data with other emission datasets to provide an aggregated benchmark of emissions

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Phase Three

We then package this onto our Methane Intelligence platform to enhance existing reporting and reduction practices

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Frequently asked questions

What does Orbio Earth do? 

Orbio utilises satellite data to capture images of methane every 4 days from any site on earth. We then reconcile this satellite emissions data with emission factor datasets to provide better emission benchmarks of assets, companies and supply chains.

Why is understanding methane emissions important?

Man-made methane emissions are a climate quick win. Stopping these emissions from the energy industry alone could prevent 0.2°C of global warming. To put that into perspective, it would be like taking all cars and trucks off the road globally. Moreover, preventing these emissions is fairly simple provided stakeholders are equipped with the right data.

How is Orbio Earth different?

Firstly Orbio can deliver data at high spatial resolutions meaning emissions can be attributed to specific assets. The main methane-specific satellite in use today gives regional scale resolutions making it very difficult to gauge where the source of methane emissions are coming from. Secondly, Orbio has begun reconciling emissions data with non-emission datasets to inform how existing reporting efforts and aid with risk identification.

How can I get involved with Orbio Earth?

We are open to any connections! Find us on Linkedin, Crunchbase and Twitter, or drop us a line on info@orbio.earth, we are always keen on talking to people who are interested in tackling the methane problem.

Why are current methane emission estimates so inaccurate

Because estimating methane emissions is very difficult! There are three main reasons for this:

1.) The nature of events are quite random, it can be from a leaking valve to a maintenance event, to a blowout.

2.) There are 12 million energy assets worldwide that can emit methane. Therefore it's difficult to capture accurate data about emissions across such large scales.

3.) Lastly, the majority of methane emissions are un-reported events, therefore, usually, they are not taken into account by current estimates.

What sort of business risks can methane emissions create

There are three examples that can be pointed to here:

1.) Regulatory Pressure is increasing - after CO26 and the Global methane pledge, which 100 countries signed, methane regulations are being introduced creating transitional risks for companies. This transitional risk and regulatory pressure is in turn leading to shareholders pressuring businesses to better account for methane in their supply chain.

2.) Unaccounted methane emissions can lead to drops in company valuations. Diversified energy recently suffered a $300m drop in its share price after it was found to have higher methane emissions in its supply chain than reported.

3.) Companies are backing out of purchasing decisions based on methane emission risk. Engie recently backed out of an energy deal with NextDecade after fears over the methane emissions within the companies supply chain