What are Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)?

Our earth’s atmosphere acts like a glasshouse/greenhouse. The infrared radiation (heat) from sun and earth’s surface gets trapped in the atmosphere and warms it up due to the presence of heat trapping gases in it called greenhouse gases (GHGs). Higher the concentration of GHGs, warmer will be the atmosphere.

Not all atmospheric gases are greenhouse gases. Six major GHGs have been identified on the bases of their warming effect (radiative forcing) or global warming potential (GWP) which are known as carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). For example, CO2 has a GWP of 1 compared to 14800 of HFCs.

Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions and Climate Change

Increasing concentrations of GHGs in the atmosphere and its impacts on the planet earth is a very serious concern for international community of scientist that has now been recognized at state level. To reduce atmospheric GHG, 153 states entered into a legal international contract in 2015 to report the GHG emission on state level for balancing of CO2 equivalence and paying economic tariff to reduce GHG emissions for fighting against climate change. For this purpose, an accurate measurement of GHG emissions is becoming the first and the foremost aspect that requires attention.

Why Envirolead?

Envirolead’s mission is to be the leader in accurate monitoring and measurement of GHGs assessing GHG emissions with accuracy and model GHG emissions. Our objective is to develop model of real-time scenarios through accurate measurements, monitoring of GHG emissions with the help of advanced technologies. The goal is to reduce GHG emissions by facilitating various sectors include, Oil &Gas sector, Energy sector, Transport sector Agriculture sector, Industrial sector and other medium to large companies in gathering of GHG emissions information and enable industries to respond to and ultimately reduce emissions of GHGs.

All About Envirolead Canada

Consulting Services:.

Quantification and monitoring of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from: more

  1. Tailing ponds
  2. Well pads (decommissioned and active)
  3. Oil sand exploration wells/areas
  4. Wetlands (peat lands and open-water/marsh)
  5. Boreal forest and natural eco-systems .....
We quantify and monitor GHG exchange at, or emission from, resource-extracted areas including wetlands and uplands. The disturbed areas are to be evaluated and monitored accurately and reliably for their GHG emissions under the Environment and Climate Change Canada’s obligation to United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change. We use accurate and detailed methods such as direct measurement in alignment with industry standards and Inter Governmental Panel on Climate Change protocols.

Restoration of disturbed eco-systems and mitigation of habitat fragmentation … more

We provide ecological restoration services expected in the life of a restoration project – pre-planning to post restoration monitoring. Additionally, services to mitigate the severity of the effects of landscape fragmentation are provided to promote biodiversity and possibly offset severity of the disturbance effects on wildlife including vegetation and other fauna.

Assurance of successful reclamation/restoration to peat land trajectories … more

The oil sand landscape has been dominated by peatlands with coverage as high as 80%. The peatlands being disturbed as a result of surface mining or in-situ well pads construction are required to be restored to peatland trajectories. We provide assessment of the resource-extracted peatland in comparison with the natural surroundings and, define restoration approach, share restoration technique, design/conduct restoration research, and provide robust carbon sequestration data with biodiversity to evidence the effective restoration to peatland trajectories.

Carbon Accounting and monitoring along land/water-plant-atmosphere continuum … more

Changes in temperature and precipitation are expected to impact productivities of the natural and disturbed ecosystems. This may lead to a positive or negative feedback to climate change or global warming. We track carbon movement from land or water to atmosphere through vegetation by employing a range of estimation and tracking methodologies including standard and isotopic ratio analyses of soil, water, plant and vegetation.

Empirical Modeling, Model validation and reporting of GHGs … more

We process and interpret the GHG emission data using global warming potentials in alignment with industry and Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) standards and protocols. The finalized data can be reported to ECCC (after industrial review) for reporting compliance. We use the reported data for emission model construction and validation, useful for near future emission predictions.
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