Our vision is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the world's fresh water reservoirs.
Hydropower is critical for the renewable energy transition.
It will remain the world’s largest source of renewable electricity generation, playing a critical role in decarbonising the global energy system.
But dams emit 13 million tonnes of methane each year.
Biomass at the bottom of reservoirs breaks down without oxygen, producing methane. Methane bubbles rise to the water’s surface, which are emitted to the atmosphere,
Cutting methane emissions is the quickest way to slow global heating.
Methane breaks down in the atmosphere within a decade, unlike CO₂, which remains in the air for centuries. If we can lower methane emissions, we can bring climate change to a rapid halt.
Methane is valuable.
Unlike CO₂, methane can be used to produce energy and generate additional revenues at existing hydropower dams.