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Flaring

General definition: Flaring, or burning of unwanted gas, is a method of disposal when it is not feasible to transport gas to market and operators cannot use the gas on site for other purposes. 

Some operators are researching practices/technologies that capture gas that would otherwise be flared. By considering technologies and practices within Combined Heat to Power (CHP) and/or Waste Heat to Power (WHP), companies are learning about ways to address emissions while improving efficiency of operations.  

The EFD team conducted a field trial in 2015 in North Dakota to evaluate WHP technologies aimed to reduce flaring, generate power on-site, increase energy efficiency, and reduce environmental impacts from flaring. The findings from this effort can be read here.

 

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