Researchers led by Adam Brandt estimated that the amount of methane being lost to the atmosphere from the Permian basin in New Mexico was equivalent to just over 9% of the methane being produced. Because a very small number of sites with large leaks dominate the picture, you can only see what is really going on if, as his team did, you have very thorough coverage.
A new certificate program provides a framework for Stanford Earth graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to learn new skills, gain practical experience, and produce portfolio pieces that will broaden their professional preparedness. The program will be carried into the new school focused on climate and sustainability.
Stanford researchers worked with chili farmers in India for more than four years to develop a solar-powered technology to improve the quality, quantity, and profitability of dried agricultural produce. A new study addresses not only technical challenges, but also barriers to adoption. (Source: Precourt Institute for Energy)
Startlingly large amounts of methane are leaking from wells and pipelines in New Mexico, according to a new analysis of aerial data from Stanford Earth's Yuanlei Chen, Evan Sherwin and Adam Brandt. “Aerial technology found high methane emissions,” Chen said, “but can also help fix them cost effectively.”