From Waste To Wealth

Re­duc­ing meth­ane emis­sions is vi­tally im­por­tant for both gov­ern­ments and the planet. A new Canada-U.S. agree­ment on curb­ing meth­ane also opens mar­ket op­por­tu­ni­ties for com­pa­nies like Questor Tech­nol­ogy and its cus­tomers

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WHEN PRIME MIN­IS­TER JUSTIN TRUDEAU AND U.S. PRES­I­DENT

Barack Obama an­nounced in March that the two na­tions would har­mo­nize their tar­gets on cut­ting meth­ane emis­sions, it was mu­sic to the ears of Au­drey Mas­caren­has. While the Questor Tech­nol­ogy pres­i­dent and CEO wasn’t ex­actly shocked by the news that both coun­tries were tak­ing the harm­ful green­house gas (GHG) se­ri­ously, she was sur­prised that both coun­tries had reached a pact. “I knew that there was lots of con­ver­sa­tion go­ing on about meth­ane, and that peo­ple were just start­ing to re­al­ize that this is one of the low-hang­ing-fruit op­por­tu­ni­ties to have an im­pact on cli­mate change,” Mas­caren­has says. “But I’m thrilled that Canada and the U.S. are go­ing to jointly work on con­sis­tent reg­u­la­tions, be­cause as we work in those ju­ris­dic­tions, we see such a dif­fer­ent ap­proach be­tween Canada and the U.S. So I’m quite en­cour­aged by this.”

Of course, it’s not just for en­vi­ron­men­tal rea­sons that Mas­caren­has feels en­cour­aged. Questor man­u­fac­tures and sells a patented waste gas com­bus­tion tech­nol­ogy that con­verts the

AU­DREY MAS­CAREN­HAS OF QUESTOR TECH­NOL­OGY LEADS A COM­PANY THAT HELPS ELIM­I­NATE METH­ANE FROM IN­DUS­TRIAL FA­CIL­I­TIES WHILE CON­VERT­ING WASTE HEAT TO CHEAP AND EF­FI­CIENT POWER

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