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TotalEnergies and Qnergy deploy an innovative technology to reduce methane emissions on the Barnett field

Paris, 11 October 2021 – As part of its effort for continuous progress and sustainable
development, TotalEnergies announces deployment of an innovative technology developed by
Qnergy, to significantly reduce methane emissions related to its operations on the Barnett gas
field in the United States.

CAP3 Nano


An innovative and efficient technology

The solution proposed by Qnergy uses a technology allowing to convert methane powered
instrumentation to compressed air powered instrumentation, thus eliminating the release of
methane to the atmosphere during the process.


During a successful pilot project at the Barnett site in March 2021, Qnergy’s technology proved
to be reliable, simple to install and easy to operate, allowing it to eliminate up to 98% of the
methane venting emissions related to instruments using natural gas.


Following successful additional tests, TotalEnergies has decided to install this new
technology by deploying 100 units on the Barnett field in 2021 and 2022. The
deployment of 300 additional units throughout the field will reduce methane venting
emissions from pneumatic devices by approximately 7,000 tons a year by end 2024.


From now on, new developments on the Barnett field and across the Company will be designed
without instruments using natural gas.


To fully play its role in the energy transition, notably as a substitute for coal, the integrated
natural gas chain must limit its methane emissions as much as possible. We have successfully
demonstrated the effectiveness of Qnergy’s technology on the Barnett field. By immediately
deploying this technology on our US onshore operations, we are actively demonstrating our
commitment to reducing our own methane emissions by 20% between 2020 and 2025,”
said
Carole Le Gall, Senior Vice President Sustainability & Climate at TotalEnergies.


Ory Zik, CEO of Qnergy, declared:
“We are thrilled to support TotalEnergies’ global effort to
eliminate methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain. This 100-unit deployment is
one of the largest projects in the pneumatic devices sector. It marks the beginning of a new
scale of emission mitigation across this sector.”


Reducing methane emissions is a priority for TotalEnergies


TotalEnergies’ performance in reducing methane emissions is one of the best in the industry.
The company has cut its emissions by close to 50% since 2010, through actions focused on
different sources – such as flaring, venting and fugitive emissions – and by complying with
stringent design standards for new projects to ensure that methane emissions are close to

zero. The Company has already reduced routine flaring by more than 90% since 2010 and has
pledged to eliminate the practice by 2030.


TotalEnergies’ achieved to lower the methane emissions intensity of its operated gas facilities
to below 0.1% in 2020. The Company has now set an objective of a further 20% reduction of
absolute methane emissions from its operated oil and gas assets in 2025 compared to 2020.
In November 2020, TotalEnergies signed onto a second phase of the United Nations
Environment Programme’s Oil and Gas Methane Partnership (OGMP 2.0), supporting a
broader, more ambitious reporting framework extended to cover the entire gas value chain and
non-operated assets. The Company is also a signatory of the Methane Guiding Principles.
TotalEnergies is a founding member of the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), a $1 billion
climate fund that has also invested in Qnergy

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Qnergy partners with HomeBiogas for stand alone power generation systems from organic waste

 

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We are excited to partner with HomeBiogas to pair our PowerGen generator with HomeBiogas technology that allows organic waste to to be turned into electricity on-site.

The newest integration comes as a suitable addition to our existing clean energy solutions, which include cooking gas, fertilizer and water heating.

The collaboration has the potential to greatly benefit commercial and industrial kitchens by reducing their waste treatment and energy costs, decreasing their GHG emissions.   

Ory Zik, CEO of Qnergy: “Methane emissions were recently recognized by the IPCC as a critical driver of climate change. The global warming potential of methane is estimated to be 80 times higher than CO2 and thus the urgent need to focus on methane mitigation. Food waste is a leading source of methane emissions. The combined solution opens new markets for Qnergy in biogas and distributed power and is in-line with our strategy to focus on methane mitigation solutions. The combined QnergyHomeBiogas solution will be part of Qnergy’s methane mitigation offering that already includes the CAP3 system -currently sold out the natural gas industry.”

Oshik Efrati, CEO of HomeBiogas: “We’re pleased to have signed a MoU with Qnergy, the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of power generators based on Free Piston Stirling Engines. Qnergy’s advanced technology combined with our expertise in waste treatment and simple to use biogas systems will enable our customers to generate electricity from recycled organic waste.  Our newest integration will allow businesses to increase their energy efficiency while reducing their environmental footprint, which is aligned with our company mission and strategy. We look forward to signing additional agreements with companies who value these goals.” 

To learn more about HomeBiogas click here

 

 

Qnergy Announces Appointment of Chief Financial Officer

Asaf Vos Headshot

Ogden, Utah, March 9th 2021 Qnergy Inc. (www.qnergy.com), the world’s leading manufacturer of clean, reliable, electric power based on Stirling engines, announced today the appointment of Mr. Asaf Vos as Chief Financial Officer, effective March 1st 2021.

Mr. Vos joins Qnergy from IMERYS Refractory, Abrasive and Construction Americas, where he oversaw the financial activity of five manufacturing plants. Prior to working at IMERYS, Mr. Vos served as CFO of Baran Telecom USA, a leading provider of engineering services to large infrastructure projects in the wireless industry in North America.

Along with significant global telecom and manufacturing experience, Mr. Vos brings to Qnergy growth and scaling experience. At both IMERYS and Baran, Mr. Vos gained valuable experience helping drive consistent sales growth and gross margin expansion across multiple product lines in both domestic and foreign markets.

Ory Zik, Qnergy’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited about the opportunity to work with Asaf. He is a seasoned financial executive with a strong manufacturing background and experience in telecom. Asaf is well-equipped to work with our executive team supporting our systematic growth and scaling as we move towards becoming a key global player in the energy transition. Having led the finance department for a global organization like IMERYS, Asaf earned the reputation of being a strong, ‘hands on’ leader and an excellent collaborator with commercial, operations and engineering teams.”

Mr. Vos commented, “I am very excited to join the Qnergy family and executive team. I believe the potential for growth and value creation at Qnergy is tremendous, especially given the need for clean and reliable electric power and the passion and technological expertise of the Qnergy team. Having played a leadership role in similar business situations, I am confident that we can develop and execute plans to drive consistent sales and margin growth. I look forward to partnering with the team to build and scale the business.”

Why Invest in Methane Abatement?

The Biden Administration’s climate plan targets multiple sectors. The top three are transportation, power plants, and methane emissions from Oil & Gas operation. The first two are more familiar than the third. Let us talk about methane with the aid of a new visualization tool called En-Roads (beta) https://en-roads.climateinteractive.org/. En-Roads visualizes the climate impact of different clean energy policies. The tool was recently published by MIT and Climate Interactive.

Open En-Roads and you will have a dashboard that looks like this:

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The planet is on a path to a 3.60C (6.50F) warming by 2100.

Electrifying the Transportation Sector

To see the potential impact of electrifying the transport sector – slide the Transport/Electrification slider all the way to the right:

The potential impact of electrifying the entire transportation fleet to electric – including cars, trucks, buses, and trains is reducing global temperature by 0.10C by 2100 (from 3.60C warming to 3.50C). How very disappointing!

This means that the aggregate of Tesla (>$800bn when I write this). Tens of billions of dollars invested in SPACs. Overall, nearly a Trillion Dollars of ESG capital earmarked to electrifying the transportation sector – will only account for 0.1 degrees by 2100.

In the future, we’ll deploy residential, hydrogen-driven Stirling engines to help charge EV’s at home. But for now, until there is a hydrogen economy, we focus on the methane mitigation sector.

Methane Emissions Mitigation

To see why mitigating methane is so important, slide the methane slider to the left to estimate the potential impact of the sector:

Half a degree. A significantly larger impact than transportation.

The methane abatement sector raised a fraction of a percent to achieve a significantly larger impact than the electric transportation sector. The difference in capital efficiency in terms of GHG mitigation exceeds three orders of magnitude.

Don’t get me wrong – electrifying the transportation fleet is very important and we wholeheartedly support it. But for those interested in deploying capital to mitigating GHG emissions, methane abatement is where you will maximize your climate returns.

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Happy Holidays From Qnergy

The employees at Qnergy would like to take this time to thank our loyal partners and customers for your continued business throughout this challenging year.

From our family to yours:
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

 

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Qnergy Continues to Grow Its Offshore Installation Base

Stainless STeel PowerGen on Oil Rig

Qnergy continues to grow its offshore installation base with another set of PowerGen 5650 remote power systems in the Gulf of Mexico.  The two Stirling engine systems are providing AC and DC power to various electrical loads for yet another major producer offshore.  Our Marine capable PowerGen with Stainless Steel enclosure stands up to the toughest marine environments.

Qnergy Chosen to present at Colorado Cleantech Industry Association Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge Conference!

We are proud to announce that we are a chosen company to present at Colorado Cleantech Industries Association Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge!

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The Cleantech Challenge asks for companies capable of working on issues related to air (especially methane detection or control), carbon capture utilization and storage, unmanned aerial vehicles, the internet of things/digital oilfield, items to reduce truck traffic, space saving items to reduce footprint, plant or biological solutions, solid pollution reduction, gas-to-liquids, blockchains, water, remote/distributed power, power management, and advanced materials and chemicals.

We will be presenting our CAP3 product which helps to eliminate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry!

 

Read more here:

https://www.prlog.org/12844867-presenting-companies-for-the-2020-oil-gas-cleantech-challenge-announced.html