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Novel Lidar Will Detect Methane Leaks

Bridger Photonics, Inc. based in Bozeman, Montana was awarded a grant of $1.5 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a light detection and ranging (LiDAR) system capable of rapid and precise methane gas measurements resulting in 3D topographic information about potential leak locations.

A novel near infrared fiber laser will enable long range detection with high sensitivity and can be deployed on a range of mobile platforms to survey multiple sites per day. This mobile LiDAR system will dramatically reduce the cost to identify, quantify, and locate methane leaks compared to currently available technologies.

Bridger is a company we don’t hear about, but they are an important player.


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