On July 1, 2019, Natural Gas Futures (NGF) entered into a partnership with NW Natural, a Portland-based gas utility that serves more than 750,000 homes and businesses across Oregon and Southwest Washington.
Students from Natural Gas Futures at the University of British Columbia participated in the Futures Leaders in Research Poster Competition at the Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference 2019 and won the finalist prizes.
On May 22, Natural Gas Futures convened a discussion panel on methane emissions detection and reduction at the Canada Gas & LNG Exhibition and Conference 2019. Five speakers representing the provincial government, technology developer and post-secondary institution presented the challenges, opportunities and progresses to meet the incoming methane emissions regulation.
Organized by Natural Gas Futures (NGF), more than 20 researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) met on May 17 to review UBC’s existing projects in the natural gas value chain, continue collaborations between both campuses, and discuss future directions of the NGF.
Western Economic Diversification Canada today announced $2.38m in new funding for a project to increase the production of renewable natural gas (RNG) from woody biomass including forest residues. You can learn more about the project on the NGF web page.
Natural Gas Futures, a research initiative at the University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre focusing on developing sustainable solutions for the responsible use of natural gas, launched a new project to investigate the impact of distributed ledger technology on natural gas supply chain and GHG emissions reduction.
A new white paper was published on January 28, 2019 to examine the potential impacts of using natural gas as a fuel for ships and trucks. This study looks at how using natural gas affects greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollution, and cost to industry. The paper was co-written with academics at the Imperial College London’s Sustainable Gas Institute and Centre for Transport Studies, and the UBC’s Natural Gas Futures.
The University of British Columbia’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) has launched a major new initiative to investigate the sustainable development and use of gaseous fuels. Natural Gas Futures (NGF) is supported by a consortium of eight major companies and utilities spanning the entire natural gas value chain, from production and distribution, to storage, refueling, and end use. Research priorities include the elimination of methane emissions and introduction of renewable sources as a means to decarbonize the natural gas energy system.
Using computer modelling, Natural Gas Futures researchers at UBC Okanagan are seeking to better understand the environmental and safety consequences of liquefied natural gas (LNG) system failures and spills.
The Natural Gas Research and Innovation Program at the Canada Gas and LNG Exhibition and Conference in 2018 allowed for an injection of cutting-edge technical content, discussion and insight on the show floor which was accessible for all event attendees.
On March 13-15, 2017, over 200 natural gas industry leaders and innovators from Canada, Norway and other countries convened in Vancouver for the Innovations in Clean Natural Gas Program, held in conjunction with the annual #BCTECH Summit.