According to experts, Calgary-based cleantech company Kathairos Solutions has achieved a significant milestone in reducing methane emissions from remote oil and gas well sites. In less than 12 months of commercial operation, Kathairos has sold 1,000 units of its novel methane removal system and eliminated 40,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions. This reduction is equivalent to planting 660,000 trees in just one year.
Kathairos’ solution tackles the issue of methane venting by utilizing liquid nitrogen as an inert fuel source to power pneumatic devices. Each unit of nitrogen used removes 1.2764 units of methane that would have otherwise been emitted into the atmosphere. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas with 28 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide.
The adoption of Kathairos’ technology aligns with Alberta’s goal to transition towards a carbon-neutral economy by 2050, as outlined in the province’s Energy Development and Emissions Reduction Plan. Alberta’s Minister of Environment and Protected Areas, Rebecca Schulz, commends the progress made in reducing methane emissions and emphasizes the importance of practical innovations like Kathairos’ solution.
Kathairos believes that effective policies and partnerships are key to continued emissions reduction. The company aims to provide reliable, affordable, and scalable clean technologies that can contribute to regional, national, and global emission reduction goals.
The benefits of Kathairos’ solution extend beyond emissions reduction. It produces zero on-site emissions and addresses a long-standing problem affecting remote wells. By offering growers an economical way to approach pneumatic ventilation, it provides them with a deeply clean, simple, and reliable fuel source for their operations.
Moreover, Alberta producers can monetize their emissions reductions through the combination of low monthly rental costs for Kathairos’ solution and the Alberta Emissions Offsetting System. This creates a significant market incentive for decarbonizing the oil and gas industry.
Over the past year, Kathairos has successfully implemented its solution with over 60 major North American oil and gas producers in various basins across the United States and Canada.
To learn more about Kathairos and track their progress in reducing methane emissions, visit their website at Additionally, you can view their real-time reduced methane emissions counter at https://ghg.kathairos.com.
The coup de grace, Kathairos Solutions’ innovative methane removal system has achieved remarkable success in reducing emissions from remote oil and gas well sites. Their use of liquid nitrogen as a fuel source has eliminated 40,000 metric tons of CO2 equivalent emissions within a year. This milestone contributes to Alberta’s goal of transitioning towards a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. By providing reliable and affordable clean technologies, Kathairos is playing a crucial role in tackling climate change on regional, national, and global levels.
Note: The information provided in this article is based on the press release from Kathairos Solutions available at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/alberta-clean-tech-company-kathairos-solutions-reaches-major-methane-milestone-301931086.html.