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Kellas Installs Project Canary at CATS

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Kellas Midstream, the BlackRock and GIC backed company responsible for transporting 40 percent of the UK’s domestic gas production, has deployed continuous emissions monitoring at its Teesside Central Area Transmission System (CATS) terminal in partnership with Project Canary, a US-based SaaS-focused ESG data analytics firm.

The ultra-sensitive Canary sensors have been installed at multiple points around CATS to precisely detect, monitor, and measure methane emissions at the site level in real-time.

In 2021, a significant proportion of UK energy demand was fulfilled by oil and natural gas, and even the most optimistic forecasts for adopting renewable energy predict that the UK will continue to need and use hydrocarbons for decades to come.

“Kellas supports the North Sea Transition deal’s commitment to decarbonization. We must lead the way in reducing carbon intensity in our own operations,” said Andy Hessell, managing director of Kellas.

“We have achieved a 25 percent reduction in carbon intensity in our existing operations over the last few years and aim to make further significant reductions by the end of 2024. Project Canary’s technology enables us to precisely measure our performance, drive improvement, and minimize the potential for methane emissions from the gas we transport for our domestic consumers.”

The partnership with Kellas represents Project Canary’s first international system installation, as the company has grown rapidly in the US with its comprehensive measurement and environmental performance certification solutions. 12 monitoring units were successfully deployed at Kellas’ CATS terminal in December 2021.

“We’ve spent the last four years providing US companies with innovative emissions data to facilitate demonstrable environmental performance changes. With Kellas, we’ve found the right partner to take our commercialized climate-tech for high-performance emissions monitoring to Europe,” said Chris Romer, CEO of Project Canary.

“North Sea gas production will play an essential role in Europe’s energy transition, and Kellas is leading the way to a lower-carbon future.”

Kellas considers sustainability part of its DNA, and this new partnership aligns with the company’s ambitious ESG strategy. Through a series of decarbonization initiatives, including Project Canary’s continuous emissions monitoring, Kellas aims to step towards a sustainable and profitable net-zero carbon future.

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