Ruby Canyon Engineering Awarded EPA Grant

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Ruby Canyon Engineering, in collaboration with the University of Colorado, is a recipient of The Environmental Protection Agency’s Methane to Markets Grant funds to perform a detailed inventory of abandoned coal mines in China.

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Ruby Canyon Engineering (RCE), an engineering consulting company whose main focus is greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, has been awarded a portion of the $400,000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Methane to Markets grant. For this project, RCE is sub-contracting with the University of Colorado.

Through this grant, RCE will develop inventories of gassy abandoned coal mines and estimate their abandoned mine methane emissions in the coal-bearing regions of Shanxi and Hebei Provinces, China. The project is scheduled to begin in March 2010. RCE was instrumental in developing the U.S. abandoned mine methane emissions inventory for the U.S. EPA.

The EPA is supporting the international Methane to Markets Partnership by funding 21 new projects that will help 11 countries capture and use methane emissions from landfill, coal, agriculture, oil and national gas operations.

The Methane to Markets Partnership is a public-private partnership that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by promoting the cost-effective, near-term recovery and use of methane, while providing clean energy to markets around the world. Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland and Russia are receiving grants ranging from $20,000 to $700,000. Nearly $4 million in grants were awarded.

About Ruby Canyon Engineering
Ruby Canyon Engineering Inc. (RCE) was founded in 2005 as an organization dedicated to facilitating greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction projects. RCE is well versed in all aspects of the carbon project cycle and registering projects in today’s voluntary carbon market in the United States (Climate Action Reserve, Chicago Climate Exchange, American Carbon Registry) and internationally (Kyoto protocol, Voluntary Carbon Standard). RCE provides a broad range of technical consulting services to companies wishing to conduct GHG inventories, report emissions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and plan carbon management strategies. The company’s expert services as a technical assistance provider include developing corporate GHG inventories, emissions management, emission reduction project identification, baseline methodology development, project documentation and monitoring, economic feasibility studies and third-party validation and verification. RCE received its American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation under ISO 14065 – requirements for GHG validation and verification bodies – in October 2009. To learn more about Ruby Canyon Engineering, visit http://www.rubycanyoneng.com.

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