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Methane Emissions Technology Alliance (META)

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The Methane Emissions Technology Alliance (META) is a Stanford-led, multi-institution group of researchers and practitioners in the private and public sectors focusing on sharing and discussing advances in the detection and mitigation of methane emissions from a variety of sources.

"META seminars have a particularly great mix of practical industry and cutting edge academic talks. The attendees are top notch, and Frost Methane has made invaluable connections through the seminar series." ~ Olya Irzak, Founder and CEO of Frost Methane

The flagship initiative of META is our biweekly online seminar series discussing the latest advances in research and practice in this field.

Since we launched early in 2020, we have had speakers from Georgia Tech, Frost Methane, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the Gas Technology Institute, the National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Environmental Defense Fund, and Stanford.

See all Past META Seminars

Who Can Attend?

Anyone interested in attending these seminars is welcome to do so. We aim to bring together researchers and stakeholders from industry, government, and nonprofit organizations interested in discussing the latest developments in methane emissions technologies.

To join the list, please email Evan Sherwin.

Can I Watch Past Talks?

Yes! You can find recordings of many past META talks on our YouTube Channel.YouTube channel

Core Members

Evan Sherwin

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Stanford, Energy Science & Engineering, Stanford University
Sahar El Abbabi

Postdoctoral Researcher, Energy Science & Engineering, Stanford University
Colin Finnegan

Research Assistant, Earth System Science, Stanford University
Kelsey Foster

PhD Student, Earth System Science and Carnegie Institute for Science, Department of Global Ecology, Stanford University
Chelsea Preble

Assistant Research Engineer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley; Berkeley Lab, Energy Technologies Area
Zutao Yang

Physical Science Research Scientist, Earth System Science, Stanford University

PhD Student, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Colorado School of Mines

Postdoctoral Scholar, Earth System Science, Stanford University

PhD Student, Earth and Planetary Science, Harvard University

Senior Advisor