FlareNet Team Works to Minimize Gas Flaring in Ecuador

Engineering Solutions to Minimize or Eliminate Gas Flaring

Armed with equipment and assisted by Ecuador’s state oil company, Johnson and his team went off in search of the lighters—flares at the end of gas pipelines—to find out what exactly was being burned.

FlareNet HQP, Zachary Milani conducting field measurements

Johnson, who is known for his experimental research methods for measuring emissions from oil and gas production, is the Canada Research Professor in Energy and Combustion Generated Pollutant Emissions. He is also director of the FlareNet Network—a group of researchers and academics from Carleton, four other Canadian universities, the National Research Council (NRC), and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) who study pollutants from fossil fuel production.

Funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) in 2016, FlareNet is a five-year, $6.9 million research project involving large-scale flaring experiments and field measurements. FlareNet’s goal is to provide measurement tools, field data and scientific backing to support better policy, regulations and engineering solutions to minimize or eliminate gas flaring and reduce the impact on climate change.

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