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Colorado teams advance in international competition to cut methane leaks

Denver Business Journal

Two Colorado teams have made the first cut in an international technology competition backed by the Environmental Defense Fund and seven major oil and gas companies.

The goal of the competition, called the Methane Detectors Challenge, is to find new, low-cost technology that can work continuously to detect if there is methane — a potent greenhouse gas — in the air.

And finding and reducing methane leaks is a key part of a groundbreaking set of air pollution rules that Colorado’s Air Quality…