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HARC's EFD Program featured in Bakken Magazine for new technology

Posting Date: 
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

HARC's Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems Program is featured in the Bakken Magazine for a new technology that could decrease the volume of flaring in North Dakota. The research consists of testing technology utilizing gas to heat an industrial turbine and generate electricity.

According to HARC's Rich Haut, Program Director, Energy Production, and the Environmentally Friendly Drilling Systems program, “We thought about all the flaring going on and thought that if we could take that natural gas and burn it in a boiler—no moving parts like a turbine or anything else—just something real simple, we could then take that heat and put it through an Organic Rankine Cycle and generate electricity."