In 2019 we commercially deployed a portfolio of low carbon solutions, and we will continue to develop new technology to help our customers meet their emissions reduction goals.
Methane monitoring and detection
Methane is one the greatest emissions reduction opportunities. Our technologies include methane detection and monitoring, flare optimization, and no-bleed valve technology to reduce process venting.
Low to zero emissions solutions
We design products and services to operate with lower emissions, simpler logistics, and fuel flexibility. Some examples include the LM9000 gas turbine, the Integrated Compressor Line, and the Aptara Subsea System. We are enabling remote operations, monitoring and services to reduce footprint, HSE risk, and cost.
Alternative energy services
We provide reliability services for renewables and alternative energy industry. Our condition monitoring services are deployed on more than 30,000 wind turbines and hydroelectric dams around the world. We offer services for geothermal energy systems, and X-ray inspection of lithium ion batteries.
Quantification and verification
We provide services and technology to help our customers measure and verify their emissions, conduct lifecycle assessments, and develop reduction plans through our Gaffney Cline carbon management practice and BHC3.
Innovating for the future
Carbon capture and storage
Baker Hughes has been involved in CCUS projects for more than a decade. Our product development focus is on improving the economic viability of CCUS projects at scale and applying our core technologies across other industrial sectors.
Reliable, scalable storage capacity is a key challenge for renewable power systems. Baker Hughes technologies can enable liquid air, compressed air, and battery storage systems.
Our global network of additive manufacturing facilities are pioneering new approaches to manufacturing and supply chain management. In 2019 we printed 10,000 parts, with more than 200 qualified part designs.
Carbon emissions lifecycle assessments
To understand the true carbon footprint of a product means looking at the entire lifecycle, from raw materials, to manufacturing, to use, and ultimately disposal. The process of quantifying this impact is known as a lifecycle assessment (LCA). In 2019 we conducted our first comprehensive product lifecycle assessments aligned with the ISO 14067:2018 standard. Beginning in 2019, we have been working on LCA's on products as diverse as drill bits, gas turbines, and subsea trees. By understanding how emissions occur throughout the life of a product, we are able to identify carbon reduction opportunities in the sourcing, material choice, manufacturing processes, design, and disposal of our products.