Carbon dioxide and Methane are major contributors to the greenhouse effect and global warming. Burning fossil fuels such as natural gas, coal, oil and gasoline raises the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.Unburnt fuel that passes through the combustion chamber and into the exhaust is another form of GHG and 23 times more potent than CO2.
By 2025, the Canadian and US governments have agreed to cut methane emissions by 40-45% from levels recorded in 2012, with routine flaring to be halted by 2030. Much of the GHG emissions in the conventional oil and gas industry are produced during combustion of fuel in natural gas engines and through venting, flaring and fugitive sources. Spartan’s REMVue® and SlipStream® solutions reduce emissions from both sources by increasing fuel efficiency of natural gas compressor engines and capturing vented methane. This methane is then used as a supplementary fuel source.
REMVue®’s patented air-fuel ratio technology has been utilized in retrofitting natural gas fueled engines. These control systems are responsible for significantly reducing the production of CO2 during combustion, and the amount of unburned natural gas fuel escaping into the atmosphere.
Utilization of these two technologies has resulted in the reduction 550,000 tonnes* of greenhouse gases being eliminated from the atmosphere as of 2014 and has generated $31.5 million per year from the engine fuel displaced. The carbon offset of these two technologies is the equivalent to taking 110,000 cars off the road each year and a combined savings of $39.5 million.**
* - Results are based on verified quantifiable business results confirmed and signed off on by Spartan’s customers.
** - Based on GHG credits verified and claimed by industry under the Alberta and British Columbian GHG protocols.