Congratulations to the 2022 ONE Future Awards Recipients.
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Congratulations to all of the 2022 ONE Future Scholarship Recipients.
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Technology of the Year – Production
SeekOps has commercialized and deployed a miniature tunable diode laser absorption spectroscope on unmanned aerial systems to accurately measure methane emissions. The technology, spun out of NASA/JPL, safely localizes, and quantifies emissions data, enabling prompt triage of repairs and precise reporting, delivering benefits over current optical gas imaging detectors at equivalent or better cost. The sensor performance has been independently validated with hundreds of controlled releases in peer-reviewed publications, notably as the Methane Emissions Technology Evaluation Center’s top performer in the Stanford/EDF Mobile Monitoring Challenge, detecting all leaks with no false positives/false negatives. The system has also efficiently and cost-effectively quantified emissions from renewable natural gas operations ensuring prompt repairs, and at landfill sites yielding baseline emissions profiles.
Technology of the Year – Midstream
ZEVAC has deployed with at least 18 ONE Future members in 2022, for both pigging and integrity management operations, capturing 100he gas that would have otherwise been vented from the launcher or receiver, (as much as 11mTCO2e per event). The air driven nature of ZEVAC enables operators to use the intrinsically safe equipment in a wide variety of site conditions without compromising worker safety. With some operators reporting pumpdown times under 15 minutes, the operational burden on midstream crews in minimized.
Technology of the Year – Transmission and Storage
Congratulations WeldFit, ReCAP Emission Recovery System!
ReCAP recovers methane during pipeline depressurization operations, recompresses it, then discharges it into an adjacent pressurized system––all at a constant rate to 0 psi. What truly sets ReCAP XR technology apart from other systems is its patent pending Straight-Line™ predictability, which delivers a new industry standard in depressurization and methane recovery speeds. It allows greater control as the methane is transferred into the live pipeline, no matter the pressure differential, from 1440 psi and down as the pressure levels drop. The ReCAP system is self-contained, easily transportable, and engineered with automated functionality for safety. Best of all, by keeping gas in the pipeline, it reduces GHG emissions nearly 100%.
Technology of the Year – Distribution
Congratulations Bridger Photonics – Gas Mapping LiDAR technology!
Bridger’s Gas Mapping LiDAR scans about 2000 square miles of SCG service territory per week, then delivers data products that allow Southern California Gas to rapidly identify and repair leak sources, including point locations of each emission source, quantification of each emission, up-to-date aerial imagery, and emission plume images.
The Aerial Methane Mapping (AMM) Program is the first service-area-wide implementation of aerial methane emission scanning, and as of August 2022, over 70,000 miles of distribution pipelines have been scanned using Gas Mapping LiDAR. In 2022, SCG surpassed California’s 2025 methane reduction goal and is nearing the 2030 goal (relative to 2015 baseline).
R&D of the Year – Dr. Sean MacMullin
Congratulations Dr. MacMulllin!
Dr. Sean MacMullin was nominated for his research on analytical techniques to accurately quantify and reduce methane emissions. His work includes a robust statistical framework for emissions reporting, reduction, and abatement. He has developed a data-driven approach for top-down quantification of a gas distribution network aided by a fast and sensitive gas analyzer. This allows operators to gain system-wide emissions quantification by determining measurement-based emissions factors specific to their network using a Bayesian approach where direct measurements of leaks are interpreted within the context of an overall distribution of leak sizes within the LDC. This approach has been adopted by other LDCs and is an industry-leading method for site-level emissions quantification.
Advocate of the Year – Fiji George
Congratulations Fiji George!
No matter where one is on the globe, and no matter what group is assembled, if the discussion relates to methane emissions, Fiji George is welcome at the table. That is a testament not only to his vast knowledge, but to his manner and his passion for the topic. As many of you know, Fiji was extremely important in creating the ONE Future Coalition, providing much of the thought leadership behind our concept, and working with EPA and other organizations to socialize what we are about, and what we are not. Fiji has continued this pathway at Cheniere with their QMRV initiative, released this year.
If there was a study in this space in the last half-dozen years, Fiji George has been engaged. His work affiliations include the University of Texas, Colorado State University, US Department of Energy, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and as an Advisor to the National Academy of Sciences.
It is my honor to announce that Fiji George is the inaugural honoree of ONE Future as Advocate of the Year.
Congratulations Blake Beecher!
Blake is from Norco, California, he attends Colorado State University where he is studying Mechanical Engineering and Geology
Congratulations Abigail Clegg!
Abigail is from New Martinsville, West Virginia. She attends West Virginia University where she studies Environmental, Soil, and Water Sciences.
Congratulations Kendal Lucas!
Kendal is from Barnesville, Ohio. She is a freshman at Kent State University studying Journalism and Environmental Science.
Congratulations Amanda Monroe!
Amanda is from Dallas, TX. She is a junior at the University of Texas at Dallas where she is studying Business Analytics and Information Technology Systems.
Congratulations Adam Shock!
Adam’s hometown is Norfolk, Virginia. He attends Old Dominion University where he is studying Criminal Justice and then plans to attend law school and work in the natural gas industry. He is currently employed by Virginia Natural Gas as a Utility Mechanic.