M2X Energy has completed a field demonstration of its methane mitigation solution using flare gas as a feedstock in Williston, North Dakota.
The M2X trailer-mounted, modular system was transported to North Dakota and deployed at a well site operated by Chord Energy. The system was then connected to the well, where it converted gas into methanol.
The demonstration not only confirmed to M2X Energy that their system was successful, but that it could also be safely transported and effectively operated in real-world conditions at a producing oil site.
“This is another major milestone that confirms the commercial viability of our technology,” said M2X Energy CEO Max Pieri. “We have demonstrated our 'drive up, connect, and run' model. We transported the system from North Carolina to the Bakken, connected it to a wellhead, and produced low-carbon methanol from flare gas. We can now start building commercial units to be deployed next year.”
According to the Environmental Defense Fund, at least 25% of all global warming today is driven by methane produced by human actions, and the IEA states that reducing flaring and venting is the most impactful measure for reducing methane emissions.
After this demonstration, M2X Energy will further optimize its system at the Richard Childress Racing campus in Welcome, North Carolina. The company currently has plans to deploy its system at other sites across the U.S. and, eventually, internationally.