The Methane to Markets Partnership plays an important role in promoting methane capture and use projects internationally and reducing emissions of methane globally. The U.S. Government Accomplishments in Support of the Methane to Markets Partnership summarizes the contributions of participating U.S. government agencies and highlights the projects and activities since the launch of the Partnership in November 2004.
This report was developed collaboratively by EPA, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency.
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U.S. Government Accomplishments in Support of the Methane to Markets Partnership September 2007 full report (PDF, 24 pp, 3.0 MB)
or read individual report sections:
- Table of Contents (PDF, 1 pg, 29 KB)
- The Methane to Markets Partnership (PDF, 2 pp, 179 KB)
- U.S. Government Leadership in Reducing Methane Emissions (PDF, 4 pp, 446 KB)
- Sector Highlights (PDF, 11 pp, 471 KB)
- Looking Forward (PDF, 1 pg, 110 KB)
To date, the U.S. has:
- Provided $12.9 million to support a wide range of projects and activities. These investments, if fully implemented, will result in estimated annual emission reductions of approximately 9 million MTCO2E.
- Leveraged over $261 million in public and private sector contributions.
- Initiated direct assistance agreements for methane recovery and use project activities in Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Korea, Mexico, Nigeria, Russia, and Ukraine,
- Continued significant work in all four Methane to Markets sectors (agriculture, coal mines, landfills, and oil and gas).
More information about Figure 1 can be found on page 8 of the full report.
More information about Figure 2 can be found on page 8 of the full report.