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Greenhouse Gas Partnership Wants Clean Energy Projects for Beijing Expo

Release Date: 03/09/2007
Contact Information: Dave Ryan, (202) 564-4355 /

(Washington, D.C. - March 12, 2007) The Methane to Markets Partnership, a multilateral initiative that promotes greenhouse gas reduction, today issued a call for projects to feature at its first Beijing Partnership Expo Oct. 30 - Nov.1.

Twenty times more effective than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere, methane is both a potent greenhouse gas and a valuable energy resource. The top three sources of methane are livestock emissions, landfills, and oil and gas production. The Methane to Markets Partnership focuses on promoting projects that reduce methane emissions and utilize the methane as a clean energy source.

“This Expo is a perfect example of how public-private partnerships can advance environmental goals such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and delivering clean energy to markets around the world,” said Bill Wehrum, EPA’s acting assistant administrator for Air and Radiation and chairman of the Methane to Markets Steering Committee. “I hope the private sector, site managers, and others will take advantage of this opportunity to showcase potential projects to financiers.”

The Expo will highlight potential projects in four sectors: agriculture, coal mining, landfills, and oil and gas systems.

The Expo will provide attendees with the opportunity to:

          • Showcase project opportunities for potential investors
          • Meet with potential project partners and financiers
          • Learn about the latest technologies and services
          • Explore key technical, policy and financial issues
Any entity, private or public, can enter a project proposal for consideration at The submission deadline is July 2, 2007. China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) will co-host the Expo with the Methane to Markets Partnership.

The Methane to Markets Partnership is a public-private partnership that brings together the technical and market expertise, financing, and technology necessary to advance near-term, cost-effective methane recovery and use projects in the four industrial sectors mentioned above. Nineteen partner countries and a growing project network of over 500 public and private sector organizations work to reduce emissions of methane while delivering clean energy to markets around the world.

More information about the Partnership and this exciting event or to submit a project: