IN THE NEWS | R&D Program Seeks to Reduce Methane Emissions
The U.S. Department of Energy announced a natural gas infrastructure R&D program to enhance operational efficiency while reducing methane emissions in September 2016. Under the program, $13 million of total funding will be awarded to 12 multi-year research projects intended to develop cost efficient and effective ways to mitigate methane emissions from natural gas pipeline and storage infrastructure. The research will also look to better quantify the sources, volumes, and rates of methane emissions. This new initiative by the Office of Fossil Energy builds upon the President’s Climate Action Plan Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.
Oceanit will develop EverPel, a multi-functional coating to prevent corrosion and deposits that would require pipeline refurbishment and repair, which leads to methane emissions under DOE’s Methane Emissions Mitigation from Midstream Infrastructure research.
Source: “R&D program seeks to reduce methane emissions” by Offshore Magazine