bp ventures invests £3m into methane detection drones


Group company of energy giant bp, bp ventures, has made a £3m equity investment in a pioneering unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) business that uses drones and artificial intelligence (AI) to detection methane.

The business, named Flylogix, combines its UAV with AI, satellite communications and methane sensor technology, from partner SeekOps, to monitor and measure methane across the globe. 

Holder of the UK record for the longest commercial drone flight, Flylogix – which has worked with bp since 2018 – is uniquely positioned to measure methane in remote locations. 

With a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of 28-36 over 100 years, methane warms the planet by 86 times as much as carbon dioxide (CO2), according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 

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