INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines gains $2.2M DOE funding to find REMEDY for Methane Emissions

Dec. 23, 2021
Methane is multiple times more damaging to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, according to environmental scientists

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has provided over $2.2 million in funding to the INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines as part of the “Reducing Emissions of Methane Every Day of the Year” (REMEDY) program.

The REMEDY program is aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in the oil and gas and coal industries and promoting the development of new technology to achieve climate goals. INNIO has received the funding for the development of a new line of pistons.

The REMEDY funding will be used for the two stages of this three-year project. In Stage 1, the focus will be on lab-based tests to confirm the operability of technical proposals, approaches, and system component. The Stage 2 will focus on the expansion of the scale of testing and include field tests. INNIO’s new technology is aimed at meeting the REMEDY goal of elimination of 99.5% of methane.

INNIO is one of the 12 companies that will get $35 million in funding from the ARPA-E to develop technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the oil, gas, and coal sectors. Methane is multiple times more damaging to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, according to environmental scientists.

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INNIO’s President and CEO, Dr. Olaf Berlien said, “At INNIO, our research and development teams are intently focused on identifying, demonstrating, and delivering viable innovations that will help shape the energy transition. We believe a critical path to a cleaner energy future is providing carbon reducing enhancements for installed assets that will lead to an extended life and investment security. We are pleased that ARPA-E has recognized that our carbon reduction research may yield an impactful carbon reduction approach for both new and installed engines everywhere.”

“The Department of Energy investments in Marquette University and INNIO Waukesha Gas Engines will bolster Wisconsin’s cutting-edge research and technological innovation capabilities to create good paying jobs in the clean energy economy,” said U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. “We appreciate the Biden administration’s recognition that Wisconsin is forging our country’s path into the clean energy future and in doing so, providing practical leadership on climate solutions.”