Climate 21
Climate 21
Mar 23, 2022
Achieving Energy Independence, Improving Profitability And Reducing Emissions Using Fugitive Methane - A Chat With BennaMann CTO Chris Mann
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Fugitive methane - what is it? And how can it be turned from a nasty climate emission into a source of energy, reduced emissions, and a way to reduce an organisation's costs, amongst other benefits?

To answer these and more questions I invited Chris Mann, Co-Founder, and CTO of Bennamann to come on the podcast to tell us all about it.

UPDATE: Chris emailed me to say the following -

"Listening to it played back I realised that I had made an error when I gave an idea of the energy that could be generated from the methane captured from a small farm in a day. 

 I said that a daily capture of 100kg of methane equated to 15MWh of heat or provide about 7MWh of power and 0.8MWh of waste heat. 

 When I did the calculation in my head I was thinking of a ton to make the sums easier but I must have forgotten to divide back through.

 The correct answer is 1.5MWh of heat if burnt or about 0.7MWh of power and 0.8MW of waste heat in the latest FPT engines. Still not to be sniffed at especially at today’s prices and scarcity."


This was an excellent episode of the podcast and I learned loads as always, and I hope you do too.

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And remember, stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane!

Music credit - Intro and Outro music for this podcast was composed, played, and produced by my daughter Luna Juniper

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