New Alberta technology aims to reduce methane emissions – Invest Medicine Hat

New Alberta technology aims to reduce methane emissions

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An aerospace technology company and local fabricator are partnering to manufacture a solution to meeting Canada’s methane targets.

  • PureJet technology aims to help Canada meet methane targets
  • Atlantis Research Labs moves next-door to their manufacturer Form-Tech Machining and Fabrication

At an open house on April 4, 2017, Atlantis Research Labs showcased PureJet, a methane reduction technology that CEO Vladimir Mravcak claims can help Canada meet its global emissions reductions targets.

Most methane gas emissions are caused by production in the oil and gas sector and PureJet technology from Atlantis Research Labs can be part of the solution to meeting the Canada’s target of reducing methane emissions to 40% below 2012 levels by 2025.

The patented incineration technology delivers 99.9% efficiency rate of disposing methane gas as alternative to traditional methane disposal method of venting and flaring at all stages of the energy value chain: exploration, production, distribution, refining and storage.

The solar powered incinerators are manufactured in three sizes with no moving parts, making them easy to relocate without specialized equipment.

Atlantis is in the process of moving their testing facilities from Regina to Medicine Hat, choosing to set up shop next door to their manufacturer, Form-Tech Machining and Fabrication.

“We are really pleased with the level of service and work we have had from Form-Tech,” said Mravcak. “Part of the reason we want to be in Medicine Hat is the proximity to advanced fabricators.”

Form-Tech’s talented, welders, machinists and drafting technicians collaborate with Atlantis’s engineers to produce components for the PureJet system. The company has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing components to aerospace and military specifications for a list of clients including QinetiQ Target Systems and Amtech Aeronautical.

“It’s exciting to be able to be a part of meeting the United Nations target to reduce methane emissions,” says Mravak.