Project Canary Acquires Troposphere Monitoring


  • The acquisition strengthens Project Canary’s ESG trusted data solutions for the global energy industry
  • Troposphere scientists join the team in key leadership roles, further enhancing Project Canary’s technology advantage

DENVER, DALLAS, AUSTIN and HOUSTON, December 9, 2020 — Project Canary, an International Environmental Standards company and the leading provider of environmental solutions for the global energy industry, today announced it has acquired Austin-Based Troposphere Monitoring, Inc. Troposphere is a leader in hydrocarbon emissions sensor technology. This is the second acquisition Project Canary has completed in the past six months.

“Measuring emissions in real-time at well sites and facilities is not only technically possible, but it is also scientifically accurate and affordable,” said Anna Scott, Ph.D., CEO at Troposphere. “Our innovative sensor technology offers companies at all phases of the energy supply chain a cost-effective method for continuously monitoring methane and other hydrocarbons. We’re excited to join the Project Canary team, as their wide operational footprint is the ideal platform for expanding the deployment of our proprietary methane sensing technology.”

Troposphere Monitoring’s sensor technology distinguishes between different gases, like propane, ethane, or butane, so permitted emissions look different than leaks to the monitoring system. Using advanced infrared spectroscopy technology, Troposphere sensors located at the fence line of a well site or facility can detect and identify quantities of methane, hydrocarbons and other byproduct gases at the ppb level of precision. The data is continually uploaded to Project Canary’s secure, cloud-based data platform for real-time alerts and ESG analytics.

“Project Canary’s latest acquisition demonstrates its evolution in the field of emissions monitoring and data,” said Dr. Morgan Bazilian Ph.D., Director of the Payne Institute and Professor of public policy at the Colorado School of Mines. “The addition of the new science team will help extend the company’s expertise. I am excited to watch their progress.”

“Troposphere’s technology strengthens our already best-in-class trusted data-driven ESG solution, which includes trusted independent data for environmental reporting and the marquee TrustWell™ certification of responsible operations,” said Project Canary CEO Chris Romer. “This acquisition will allow us to quickly ramp-up to meet growing demand from industry and increase the ROI our customers generate from our environmental reporting and performance solutions.”

“Additionally, I am thrilled to welcome the Troposphere team of scientists to Project Canary,” continued Romer. “They complement our existing team with their deep technical understanding of environmental issues, including monitoring of hydrocarbon emissions and water quality.”

Dr. Scott joins Project Canary as President and is a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Scott is a mathematician, data, and atmospheric scientist who has built environmental sensor networks around the world. She received her Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Chris Kelley, Ph.D. joins Project Canary as Vice President of Engineering. Dr. Kelley is an environmental engineer who designed the world’s most downloaded water quality monitor. He received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University.

Yon Azdoud, Ph.D. joins Project Canary as Chief Scientist. Dr. Azdoud is a mechanical engineer and a graduate of Ecole Normale Superieure, France. He is an expert in materials simulation, hardware and design.

About Troposphere Monitoring

Troposphere Monitoring, Inc. was founded in 2018 by a trio of scientists who met while working and studying at Johns Hopkins University. The company began field testing their methane-sensing solution in fall 2019.

About Project Canary

Project Canary is a climate technology company that offers an enterprise emissions data platform that helps companies identify, measure, understand, and act to reduce emissions across the energy value chain. Given its outsized impact, the Company started with methane and has since expanded to other greenhouse gasses. Project Canary’s mission is to Measure It — leveraging sophisticated software solutions to help companies improve and report on their emissions footprint. They do this by building high-fidelity sensors, ingesting data from various other technologies and sources, characterizing the accuracy of such emissions data, and deploying advanced physics-based AI-powered models to identify leaks and quantify emissions.
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