Crusoe partners with XCL Resources to boost DFM capacity and slash emissions

Crusoe Energy Systems has unveiled a strategic collaboration with XCL Resources, set to introduce Crusoe’s innovative Digital Flare Mitigation® (DFM) technology to Utah’s Uinta Basin. This partnership will see Crusoe enhancing XCL’s operations with an additional 6 million standard cubic feet per day of DFM capacity.

Once Crusoe’s cutting-edge equipment reaches full operational status within XCL, it is poised to curtail CO2 equivalent emissions by a substantial 273,000 tons annually, equivalent to removing 60,000 cars from the road for an entire year. This marks a pivotal step in Crusoe’s expansion, solidifying its presence in the Uinta Basin while making a significant impact on emissions reduction.

“We’re excited to extend Crusoe’s positive environmental impact into the Uinta Basin, and to significantly expand our capacity to reduce methane emissions,” said Cully Cavness, Crusoe’s Co-Founder and President. “This collaboration with XCL will help to advance Crusoe’s mission to align the future of computing with the future of the climate.”

“XCL is focused on providing abundant, low-cost and reliable energy that is developed responsibly within our communities,” said Blake McKenna, XCL’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “This partnership with Crusoe fits that strategy by implementing cutting-edge technology that reduces emissions and supports XCL’s continued growth.”

Crusoe currently has more than 120 modular DFM data centres deployed throughout the United States, which reduced waste natural gas by more than 4 billion cubic feet in 2022. In addition to reducing energy waste by creating a beneficial use for the natural gas onsite, Crusoe’s technology achieves a combustion efficiency of up to 99.9% (versus an average of 91.1% for flares), thus reducing methane emissions approximately 99% and carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by up to 68.6%.

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