North Fork Energy LLC

North Fork Energy LLC generates carbon offsets by destroying excess methane gas that is vented from the Elk Creek coal mine. This excess gas is pumped through a thermal oxidizer, burning the methane before it gets to the atmosphere.

Methane Oxidation (Combustion) Reduces Green House Gas Emissions

CH4(methane) + 2O2(oxygen) →(exothermic reaction) CO2(carbon dioxide) + 2H2O(water) + ∆(heat)

Thermal Oxidizer has a combustion capacity of 3,500,000 cubic feet of methane (CH4), and a maximum capacity to avoid about 5,000 metric tons of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) equivalent per day.

Methane GWP