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Recycle2Trade to develop new landfill methane emission monitoring intelligence platform

By Eric Van Rees - 10th December 2020 - 07:03

Recycle2Trade, an environmental sector ICT specialist, has signed up to the national SPRINT business support programme.

SPRINT funding will enable Recycle2Trade to collaborate with the University of Leicester on a project that will use satellite observations of landfills to detect gas emissions and damage to surrounding vegetation.

The SPRINT project will support Recycle2Trade’s development of a Machine Learning-based data intelligence platform to monitor landfill sites, integrating Internet of Things (IoT) ground detection systems and satellite data from Sentinel-5p and Sentinel-2 missions. This cloud-based solution will provide site operators early warning of emissions, enabling them to take actions to prevent asset damages and therefore reducing the risks for insurance companies.

Recycle2Trade Ltd will collaborate with the University of Leicester to test the feasibility of the Earth Observation component of the platform. The University of Leicester will develop a feasibility study and test approaches for the satellite detection of methane emissions at landfill sites, and for the satellite detection of vegetation health changes in the proximity of landfills due to accidents or mismanagement. The project will involve two research teams from the University of Leicester - the Greenhouse Gas Remote Sensing team within the Earth Observation Science group and the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research.

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