Viridor is demonstrating its ambition to deal with local weather change by supporting the event of latest applied sciences for measuring and reporting methane emissions throughout its UK landfill websites. Utilizing the newest UAV laser sensor expertise, Viridor will acquire well timed and insightful info to allow the enterprise to satisfy the trade particular challenges recognized by the Committee on Local weather Change (CCC) in respect of landfill.
Viridor has just lately revealed the report: Decarbonising Our Waste: Viridor’s Roadmap to Net Zero and Net Negative Emissions. This particulars the corporate’s dedication to achieve web zero by 2040 and web damaging by 2045.
The corporate has established a venture staff to plan a collection of methane measurement surveys throughout a number of UK websites. These surveys will happen from the summer season of 2021 and can utilise an progressive UAV-based methane measurement system.
This venture will enhance our means to id and resolve any native methane emissions as quickly as they happen.
With vital funding from the College of Manchester, their venture members will work intently with Viridor’s UAV companion, Excessive Compliance, to grasp the flight traits required for efficient methane emissions surveys. It’s hoped that this strategy to measuring methane releases won’t solely assist persevering with innovation throughout Viridor websites, however it’ll additionally change into a useful methodology for assembly the corporate’s personal commitments and the necessities of the Paris Settlement (2015) as utilized by the Surroundings Company and authorities departments, comparable to DEFRA and BEIS.
Viridor’s Director of Sustainability Tim Rotheray stated the venture would supply invaluable info and assist drive Viridor’s decarbonisation commitments.
He stated: “Viridor has a historical past of investing in new applied sciences designed to enhance our environmental efficiency. This venture will enhance our means to id and resolve any native methane emissions as quickly as they happen. Methane is a product of the waste we obtain and outdoors of our management. We attempt to drive this down by higher monitoring and this venture is a significant increase. Viridor helps a ban on methane-producing waste to landfill to drive down local weather change inflicting greenhouse gasses from waste.”
The venture is an trade partnership with Viridor’s expertise and repair companions together with Excessive Compliance, SPH Engineering, FT Applied sciences, Pergam-Suisse, and JB Unmanned Aerial Techniques (JBUAS).