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The Highwood Bulletin is our way of sharing what we learn. We publish regular updates on emissions management news, novel research, and special insights from our team of experts and our partners.


This week’s Highwood Bulletin features Canada’s Net Zero challenge, a giant methane leak in the Gulf of Mexico, a new report on Qube Technologies detection performance, and a range of conferences, funding opportunities, and a number of career opportunities with Highwood. In particular, make sure you sign up for our free virtual mini conference in September!


Canada Launches Net Zero Challenge

A new voluntary initiative has been launched by Environment and Climate Change Canada to encourage companies to set and track towards net zero emissions by 2050. Various benefits and incentives are in place for participating companies. Read more here. Need a clear net-zero plan or an assessment of how much it could cost your company? Check out our new Reduction Pathway Planner service here.


Offshore Ultra-Emitter Detected by Satellite

A massive methane plume in the Gulf of Mexico was repeatedly detected by satellite throughout most of August. For context, the one leak would be worth approximately US $40 million if taxed according to the $900/t starting fee in the Inflation Reduction Act (presented only as a thought experiment – the IRA does not apply to Pemex). Read more here.


Report: Qube Technologies Detection Performance Testing

A new report presents the results of independent, single-blind controlled release testing used to evaluate the Qube Technologies Emissions Platform by Highwood Emissions Management. Results suggest that the Qube Solution can detect the majority of methane emissions in typical basins. Download the report here.


Funding: DOE Supports Methane Monitoring, Measurement, and Mitigation Technologies

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $32 million in funding for technologies that help detect, quantify, and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. Read more here and submit a funding application by October 2022 to be considered.


Conference: Free Voluntary Initiatives Virtual Mini-Conference

How can proactive oil and gas companies take credit for reducing their greenhouse gas emissions? Join us for this free interactive conference on September 21st, 2022, as we explore the findings of Highwood’s new Voluntary Initiatives Report and hear from experts from across the energy sector. This 3-hour event will feature presentations from experts in the field, an interactive breakout session, and exciting panels of voluntary initiative thought leaders. Click here to register for free.


Conference: CH4 Connections Methane Emissions Conference

GTI Energy’s CH4 Connections conference will take place on October 20-21, 2022, in Fort Collins, Colorado. This is one of our favourite events and Highwood will definitely be attending! Join us to discuss, learn, and share on everything methane as we connect with friends old and new and continue towards our goal of reducing O&G methane emissions. Highwood’s President (Thomas Fox) and CEO (Jessica Shumlich) will both be speaking. Learn more here.


Conference: PTAC Net Zero Conference & Expo

Speaking of great emissions reduction conferences, join us a few days later in Calgary for PTAC’s Net Zero Conference & Expo from October 25-27, 2022. Visit the event page and register here.


Conference: ONE Future Methane & Climate Strategies Event and Awards

Join us in Houston (The Woodlands) from November 2-4, 2022, for the fifth annual ONE Future Methane & Climate Strategies Event and Awards. Highwood’s President, Thomas Fox, will be speaking on The Value of Going Beyond Regulatory Emissions Reduction Requirements. The conference will focus on environmental & regulatory issues, policy, investor relations, use cases, and technological advancements across the natural gas supply chain. Learn more and register here.


Join our Team! Highwood is Hiring!

We currently have multiple exciting career postings on our website. In addition to those listed, Highwood is always looking for bright folks who want to help us change the world for the better. If you have experience in greenhouse gas emissions management and you’re looking for a career change, please reach out! Check out our active opportunities on our website by clicking here.


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The Highwood Bulletin is our way of sharing what we learn. We publish regular updates on emissions management news, novel research, and special insights from our team of experts and our partners.

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