Canadian Manufacturing

Oilsands producer signs on to test energy efficient steam generator technology

ClearSign Combustion technology said to improve emissions, fuel efficiency



SEATTLE—Emissions control firm ClearSign Combustion Corp. has announced an unnamed Canadian oilsands producer has signed on to test, and potentially broadly install, the company’s emissions-cutting combustion technology.

The Tukwila, Wash.-based company said it will deliver a fully-engineered unit based on its Duplex technology to an Alberta oil firm within the next six months. The oil company will then field test the design and potentially deploy the technology across its fleet of approximately 40 once-through steam generators.

“This agreement is similar to previously announced projects where the operator is seeking to validate ClearSign’s technology,” Stephen Pirnat, ClearSign’s chairman and CEO, said. “We look forward to completing a successful design and showcasing Duplex’s unique capabilities for the first time in the Western Canadian oil sands, which is an addressable market of several hundred OTSGs.”

The company says its Duplex technology reduces nitrogen oxide emissions to “unprecedented levels” while increasing fuel efficiency. As climate change and clean economy initiatives take hold across Canada, oil and gas producers are under increasing pressure to reduce emissions at all stages of production.

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