Sapphire Technologies to ship largest number of turboexpanders to reduce global carbon footprint

World Oil Staff June 22, 2023

(WO) – Sapphire Technologies, developer and manufacturer of energy recovery systems for hydrogen and natural gas applications, is set to ship its largest number of turboexpanders to date, marking a key partnership milestone with leading U.S. energy infrastructure company, Tallgrass and Evolve Energy, a leading critical infrastructure and data center service company. The delivery of the four turboexpanders marks the first out of 72 — currently the largest installation of turboexpander technology in the world.

Sapphire Technologies has significantly grown its customer base in the last year and is projected to increase its turboexpander production by over 400% by the end of the year. In April, the company announced a deal with leading natural gas development, production, midstream, and technology company CNX Resources to develop a FreeSpin In-line Turboexpander solution for high-pressure service, which will harvest waste energy and generate zero-emissions electricity. Each FreeSpin system generates up to 2.6 GWh of clean energy each year and offsets 2,000 tons of CO2e from the atmosphere.

“We are thrilled to be actively working towards bringing edge-computing data centers into the realm of clean energy. This groundbreaking initiative provides mission-critical infrastructure solutions while contributing to a greener, more sustainable future. Our Strategic Partnerships enable possibilities to deploy advanced technology that intelligently adapts to varying temperatures, pressures, and flow rates throughout the natural gas pipeline network,” said Tye Johnson, CEO at Evolve Energy.

“The important work we are doing with Sapphire Technologies allows us to supply new process solutions with the turboexpander technology to our existing assets to generate zero emissions electricity in the heart of Appalachia – a region we have called home for nearly 160 years,” said Ravi Srivastava, CNX President of New Technologies.

Sapphire Technologies’ rate of employee growth has increased by 220% over the past year, powering the company's investment in developing energy recovery systems and helping to reduce global carbon footprint.

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