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BMP ID: 6183
Title: Reuse cuttings as a fuel source
Text: "Reuse of Cuttings: Use of cuttings for fuel: Several trials have been conducted in the United Kingdom using oily cuttings as a fuel at a power plant. Cuttings were blended in at a low rate with coal, the primary fuel source. The resulting ash was much the same as the ash from burning just the coal. Generating stations should be located near the point where cuttings originate or are landed onshore from offshore operations, to minimize the need to transport cuttings."
Source Publication Name: Drilling Waste Management Information System
Citation Section: Technology Descriptions: Fact Sheet - Drilling Practices That Minimize Generation of Drilling Wastes
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Usage Type: Recommended
Timing: • Drilling
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Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: Argonne National Laboratory
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Alternate Contact: National Energy Technology Laboratory
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Categories: Land Surface Disturbance
Location: General / Federal
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Date Entered: 2009-08-19 11:52 MDT
Last Updated: 2009-09-24 10:17 MDT