Keeping methane out of the atmosphere

What We Do

We are fighting runaway climate change by flaring concentrated releases of methane, a potent greenhouse gas. We do this because we believe that urgent action is needed to preserve both our planet's biodiversity and our most sensitive communities.


Low-cost, targeted, large-scale climate change mitigation.


Frost Methane exists to identify, flare, and monitor concentrated methane seeps in Arctic permafrost and around the world. This approach has the potential to offset 1% of global human emissions, adding to the scientific dataset of methane release in the process. We earn revenue through carbon offset markets, which we re-invest into future deployments, building a global network of self-sustaining devices to combat climate change.



Methane emissions are responsible for 20% of greenhouse gas warming. Frost Methane Labs aims to shrink the impact of concentrated methane emissions by producing de-methanization devices which monitor methane sources and convert the methane stream into carbon dioxide using flares and generators. We see an opportunity to refine the monitoring and automation of these devices in order to create integrated systems that can be deployed at scale.

 Flare monitoring systems for remote operation and carbon market certification

  • Low cost system designed for small, distributed, remote flares

  • Competitive alternatives are 10x more expensive

  • Lowers maintenance costs with real time alerts & automatic relight system

  • Options for cell or satellite communications

  • Compatible with existing, installed flare systems

Interested in our monitoring systems? Tell us your needs.


Olya Irzak

CEO, Founder

Olya is a software engineer with deep climate tech expertise.

Laughlin Barker

Electrical Engineer

Laughlin specializes in building underwater vehicles and instrumetation.

Derek Chung

Operations Strategist

Derek has a background in design of utility-scale energy storage systems.

Elizabeth Hillstrom

Lead Engineer

Elizabeth has a background in thermal fluids engineering for prototype systems.

Edwin Chiu

Electrical Engineer

Edwin has experience designing vehicles to explore space, the Earth, and our oceans.

Ethan Chaleff

Mechanical Engineer

Ethan designs next-generation power plants for clean energy production.

Megan Klimen

Business Lead

Megan created and ran companies from idea to multi-million dollar valuations.


Chief Morale Officer

Toby has half a decade of experience providing relaxed and restorative vibes.


Jonathan Toomim

Business Strategist

Jonathan has experience using low-carbon power for bitcoin mining.


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