As a company whose core solutions enable our customers to reduce their environmental footprint (“avoided emissions”) and improve their regulatory compliance, Cimarron is similarly focused on reducing the environmental impact of our own operations (“internal emissions”) in the communities in which we operate.
Improving Our Operational Footprints
As an industry-leading provider of environmental solutions, Cimarron embraces the importance of measuring and improving our own operational footprint. In our inaugural 2021 report, we measured and reported our Scope 1 Emissions and Scope 2 Emissions in order to accurately establish a baseline for future accountability to our sustainability goals and specific ESG KPI’s. In 2022, amidst significant growth in our business activity – including a 14% increase in employee hour equivalents – and significant supply chain and labor challenges impacting industries around the world, we are pleased to report our year/year improvements, as highlighted below:
In 2022, Cimarron lowered its waste and increased its reusability by recycling…
Significantly Reducing our Customers’ Emissions
Our environmental control solutions enable our customers to immediately reduce their emissions, while also improving the operational efficiency and safety of their assets. In 2022, Cimarron sold our emissions products to more than 350 customers around the world, and enabled the avoidance of more than 84 million tons of CO2e and 4.7 million tons of VOC’s in the communities in which they operate.
Enabling Compliance with Tightening Regulation
In recent years, climate change concerns have focused increasingly on actions that can be taken to reduce methane emissions. Methane is a short-lived climate pollutant with an atmospheric lifetime of roughly a decade, yet with greenhouse gas impact 80x more powerful than carbon dioxide. More than 50% of global methane emissions originate from human activities (agriculture, fossil fuels, and waste), and with Enabling Compliance with Tightening Regulation companies like Cimarron innovating monitoring, capture, and destruction products, there are readily available solutions to greatly reduce methane emissions around the world. Regulators at all levels – federal, state, and even local – are tightening standards, and we are well positioned to help our customers meet and even exceed these higher environmental thresholds.
Innovating Step-Change Emissions Reductions
In late 2021, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded a $1 million grant to Cimarron for development and support of next-generation environmental products. During 2022, the Cimarron engineering team created DRE-MAX™, a device that implements a sophisticated algorithm using field data to automatically manage air-assisted flares to achieve 99%+ Destruction and Removal Efficiency (DRE).
Focus on Actionable Intelligence
Cimarron’s commitment to innovation continues to result in impactful advancements. In 2022, Cimarron invested in more than 2,800 engineering hours, and introduced 2 new products (emissions reduction) and 3 new service offerings (emissions monitoring) to the market, several of which are highlighted herein.