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EDF will shortly be launching its own methane-detecting satellite.

By Joseph Murphy

The Environmental Defence Fund (EDF) has teamed up with the Seoul National University Graduate School of Environmental Studies (SNU GSES) to study where and how much methane escapes from South Korea’s gas delivery system.

The agreement the two sides have reached is also aimed at facilitating collaboration among industry, government and scientists, to develop new policies and practices to cut these emissions, EDF said on May 23. 

“Reducing methane is a vital goal that must be achieved in order to reach carbon neutrality and respond to the climate crisis,” SNU GSES pressor Sujong Jeong said in a statement.

EDF will shortly be launching its own methane-detecting satellite.

"South Korea is a global leader in innovation and clean energy technologies like electric vehicles," EDF's senior vice president for energy transition, Mark Brownstein, said. "Joining forces to help find and reduce methane emissions is a vital opportunity to extend this role, both in the region and on the world stage."