Clearing the Air: How to Reduce Methane Emissions and Generate Revenue

June 11, 2024

The waste management, dairy farming, and wastewater treatment sectors have an innovative opportunity to generate revenue and help the planet. By turning methane emissions into a valuable resource, they address the growing need for electricity. This growth in demand is largely driven by the rise of electric vehicles and data centers.

Methane is an especially problematic greenhouse gas (GHG), warming the planet over 28 times more powerfully than carbon dioxide over 100 years, and 80 times as powerful in 20 years. The waste sector is one of the largest sources of methane emissions in the world.

• Princeton University released a report in 2023 stating that the wastewater sector emits nearly double the methane into the atmosphere than previously believed.

• The methane emissions from MSW landfills in 2021 were equivalent to the GHG emissions from nearly 23.1 million gasoline powered vehicles driven for one year.

• Dairy cattle alone are responsible for 53% of total methane emissions from manure management in the US.

By converting methane emissions into a lucrative asset, these sectors can significantly reduce their environmental footprint. At the same time, they can tap into new revenue streams by supporting emerging grid power demands.

Can this approach transform flare gas into a revenue source while simultaneously easing the burden on our overstretched electrical grid?

Join Vespene Energy’s Adam Wright and Mainspring Energy’s Matt Shumway for a deep dive into Vespene’s innovative linear generator microgrid approach, which renders traditional pipeline or grid connections unnecessary for a biogas site.

This webinar is essential if you are responsible for reducing emissions and increasing revenue for landfills, wastewater treatment plants, or dairy farms. It’s also vital if you work with the biogas industry as part of a utility or an engineering company. However, anyone interested in making biogas-to-power more efficient, sustainable and affordable should register.



  • Adam Wright, Vespene Energy
  • Matt Shumway, Mainspring Energy