Our Mission Is To

Reduce The Release of Methane Into Our Atmosphere

Real-time Environmental Monitoring

Safe and responsible energy development starts here.

Real-time Environmental Monitoring

Safe and responsible energy development starts here.

Canary is powered by the sun

Project Canary integrates a solar panel into the roof of an actual bluebird house. This panel charges a battery that powers a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) sensor. Every few minutes each Canary connects to the Cloud using a cellular-connected microprocessor. Multiple Canaries surround and watch over any sites that might have gas leaks.

Canary is powered by the sun

Project Canary integrates a solar panel into the roof of an actual bluebird house. This panel charges a battery that powers a Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) sensor. Every few minutes each Canary connects to the Cloud using a cellular-connected microprocessor. Multiple Canaries surround and watch over any sites that might have gas leaks.

You can rest easy, because our Canaries never sleep

Every 15 minutes, day or night, our Canaries read and report emissions, wind speed and direction, temperature, barometric pressure, and other relevant data to the Canary Cloud. The Cloud monitors the proper operation of every Canary and instantly sends alerts if a serious emission leak occurs.

You can rest easy, because our Canaries never sleep

Every 15 minutes, day or night, our Canaries read and report emissions, wind speed and direction, temperature, barometric pressure, and other relevant data to the Canary Cloud. The Cloud monitors the proper operation of every Canary and instantly sends alerts if a serious emission leak occurs.

There are over a million producing oil and gas wells.

Until now, the only way to monitor for unintended methane leaks was driving around every few weeks in a pickup truck to try to spot leaks with a special infrared camera.

But at last, there’s a safer and better way—continuous monitoring with Canaries.

The Benefits of being a Good Neighbor

No One Wants to Leak Methane

The Benefits of being a Good Neighbor

No One Wants to Leak Methane

 Adding a few inexpensive Canaries to production sites is the best way to protect the environment from accidental, ‘fugitive gas’ emissions. Energy companies don’t want to leak methane. Their business is all about getting natural gas to market. The problem has been that detecting a leak used to be hard. The good news is that fixing it is usually easy.

Leak Detection and Remediation (LDAR) have gone a long way to reducing emissions. In the past five years Colorado has reduced incidents by over 35%. But inspections that only take place every few months are not going to help the industry deliver on the promise of natural gas!

 Adding a few inexpensive Canaries to production sites is the best way to protect the environment from accidental, ‘fugitive gas’ emissions. Energy companies don’t want to leak methane. Their business is all about getting natural gas to market. The problem has been that detecting a leak used to be hard. The good news is that fixing it is usually easy.

Leak Detection and Remediation (LDAR) have gone a long way to reducing emissions. In the past five years Colorado has reduced incidents by over 35%. But inspections that only take place every few months are not going to help the industry deliver on the promise of natural gas!

Project Canary Features

Continuous, accurate, and redundant

 Project Canary has built a solution that continuously gathers accurate real-time air quality data to help customers curtail emissions, avoid fines, and protect the environment.

Self-diagnostics

Every few minutes, 24 hours a day, your Canary wakes up, takes a series of readings, and reports to the Canary Cloud. The Canary Cloud is smart. It knows the difference between normal well site operations and a significant leak. When something unusual happens, the Cloud notifies personnel via Text and Email so leaks get fixed promptly and efficiently.

Auto Locate

Each Canary unit is equipped with a GPS. When it first starts reporting, it sends its location to the Canary Cloud. Auto-Locate makes field deployments incredibly simple.

Bang a stake in the ground and let the sun shine—a zero-maintenance solution.

Reliable and Redundant

Nothing undermines confidence in a technology faster than false alarms or missed events. While no sensor is perfect, we used sophisticated machine learning algorithms to train these Canaries and ensure events are real and actionable.

Self-Calibrating

It used to be that methane and VOC (volatile organic compound) sensors would drift over time. They could be fooled by temperature and humidity changes. Not anymore. These tiny metal oxide sensors are engineered to be reliable and stable. Canary will deliver dependable VOC and methane detection for years.

Low Power

Our Canaries are optimized for extreme environments. The custom engineered  solar cell can harvest enough energy to keep our Canary chirping through a string of cloudy, snowy days by charging our onboard, high-technology, high-capacity batteries.

Sensitive

There’s never been a gas leak monitor like Canary before. Canary detects concentrations of well-head gas from 0-65,000 ppb….yes, that’s Parts Per Billion. Why is that important? Because Canary roosts at the fenceline.  Emission levels can be low concentration events by the time we get to the fence.

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The Solution

Continuous Monitoring for Methane and VOC Leaks

Each Canary is completely self contained.  Project Canary’s sensor system takes a measurement of air quality every few minutes and report to the Cloud. Notifications trigger automatically, allowing production companies to efficiently respond and mitigate any significant fugitive gas emissions. In addition to monitoring natural gas leaks, Project Canary devices also provide a full suite of meteorological data, capturing wind direction and speed, temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure.

Trusted By Many

Curtailing Emissions is Existential for the Future of Natural Gas

Trusted By Many

Curtailing Emissions is Existential for the Future of Natural Gas

 With Project Canary’s technology, oil and gas companies can ensure compliance with increasingly strict regulation of fugitive gas emissions while staying focused on their core business. Many have already adopted Canaries, working to improve the safety of their well sites and prevent harmful air pollution that affects homeowners, local businesses, and our planet. Project Canary makes it easy to be a good neighbor.

Become part of Project Canary

Want to be one of the first to test out a Canary? We are giving away part of our first major production run to get these birds chirping for you.

About Project Canary

Project Canary exists because of the wisdom and insight of creative students at the University of Denver, guidance and inspiration from energy industry executives, and a miraculous cosmic convergence that brought together the technologies necessary to solve the vexing fugitive gas emissions problem.

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Phone: +1 720-432-9767