The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is now inviting expressions of interest for shovel-ready projects that can deliver significant and sustainable near-term greenhouse gas reductions in Alberta.
For a project to be considered it must reduce GHG emissions by greater than 50,000 tonnes CO2e annually (GHG reductions must be quantifiable, and verifiable) and be fully implemented before 2020.
With $75 million CAD of funding available, this is a great opportunity for companies to apply for a new round of automation upgrades. Click here for more information on qualification and how to submit an application before July 2, 2015.
The CCEMC program has been used successfully by numerous Spartan customers in the past. CCEMC project funding enabled these customers to meet their internal IRR hurdles, implement fuel efficiency programs, meet CO2 reduction targets and supplement their automation upgrade programs.
One strategy to meet the 50,000 tonne/y threshold for this expression of interest is to combine multiple technologies into one project. Many past CCEMC projects have done this successfully.
Spartan Controls has numerous, shovel-ready solutions that would qualify CCEMC’s expression of interest. Some of the projects include:
High to low bleed instruments: complete replacement-in-kind Fisher low bleed instruments and instrument retrofit kits improve pneumatic efficiency. Typical savings are 20-50 tonnes/y of CO2e reduction and the instrument opportunity is greater than 100,000 in Alberta. Taking care of this would result in ~4 million tonnes of CO2e/yr reduction and ~$50 million in realized yearly fuel gas savings.
REMVue AFR: this technology delivers an average of 10 per cent fuel savings for natural gas engines with an average CO2e reduction of 700 tonnes/y and can be used as part of the upcoming BLIERs regulations to meet the lower NOx requirements.
SlipStream: Used to capture vented gas and redirect to natural gas engines as supplementary fuel with a range of fuel savings from 3 to 30% with an average of 2,000 tonnes/y of CO2e reduction.
Sources for SlipStream gas can come from:
- Compressor packing vents
- Cactus dryers
- Instrument gas
- Condensate tanks
- Dehy still column vents (also can be used as a BTEX reduction strategy)
SlipStream GTS: designed to reduce/eliminate venting from condensate tanks along with the destruction of VOC’s. Average fuel savings are $12,000/y with an average of $2,000 tonnes/year of CO2e reduction
SlipStream CHOPS: This technology is applied to CHOPS well sites to reduce/eliminate the casing gas venting and odours. Significant propane fuel reductions are possible along with an average of 2,500 tonnes/y of CO2e reduction.
SlipStream Dehy: Used for the reduction/elimination of glycol dehydrator still column venting and BTEX. Average fuel savings are $12,000/y with ~$2,000 tonnes/year of CO2e reduction. Can be used as a Benzene reduction strategy to meet AB Directive 39
Optimization of fired equipment/process burner efficiency improvement: Spartan’s advanced solutions for fired equipment results in improvements in efficiency, energy use, safety, and optimization of the process. CO2e reductions typically range from 1,000 to 2,000 tonnes/y.
Fired equipment typically involves the following:
- OTSGs (Once through steam gens)
- HRSGs (Heat recovery units)
- Fired heaters
- Reaction furnaces
An additional benefit of using Spartan’s solutions to reduce CO2e, are carbon offsets, or Green House Gas (GHG) credits. All of our solutions have approved protocols in Alberta, (with the exception of the high to low bleed instruments, which is pending approval), to allow for monetization of CO2e reductions resulting from the installation of the above technologies. We have worked with both Blue Source Canada and Cap-Op Energy to enable our customers to realize these dollars.
If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities please contact us.