Equinor will fight CO2 emissions by mining bitcoin

Large energy company Equinor plans to use Crusoe Energy Solutions for Bitcoin mining to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from oil fields.

Companies that extract “black gold” often simply burn surplus natural gas in oil fields. Equinor plans to use this gas to generate electricity, which will be sold to Cruse Energy Solutions for Bitcoin mining. Mining farms will be installed right at the oil production sites.

First, bitcoin mining farms will be installed at the Bakken field, which produces about 20,000 tons of CO2 annually from burning natural gas. The use of gas to mine Bitcoin will also help fulfill the World Bank’s initiative to reduce gas flaring in fields by 2030.

“Cryptocurrency mining requires a lot of electricity to power equipment, while a valuable resource is wasted and a lot of carbon dioxide is generated during combustion. We can solve both problems without too much cost, ”said Lionel Ribeiro, Project Manager.

Recall that earlier Crusoe Energy Systems raised more than $ 70 million in two rounds of funding to develop systems for mining bitcoin using surplus natural gas.

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