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EnerG-ID Solutions teams up with LU’s Center for Midstream Management and Science in Pursuing its Data Advancement Program

EnerG-ID Solutions Corporation of Denver, CO, recently teamed up with the Lamar University Center for CMDNAMidstream Management and Science to pursue EIDS’s Data Advancement Program. EIDS uses rapid DNA analysis in real time to uniquely bio-identify hydrocarbons and bio-identify microbes, which harm hydrocarbon production, transportation, storage, refining and consumption.

“When we learned of EIDS’s new, man portable, rapid DNA sequencing technology and its potential to help dramatically reduce microbe driven corrosion in hydrocarbon systems, we wanted to know more” said Thomas Kalb, director of LU’s Midstream Center in Beaumont, TX.

In its inaugural year of field operations and in an effort to build a catalogue of corrosion causing bacteria in hydrocarbon systems, EIDS developed this limited-term program to offer no-cost bacterial DNA testing in the energy space.

“To date, we have specifically identified over 90 genera of damaging microbes, which exist in the hydrocarbon production to consumption chain and are finalizing the development of rapid field-testing equipment, which is expected to be available to the industry in late 2020,” said John Mork, EIDS chief executive officer. “To ensure that the broadest range of microbes are detected, we are partnering with a select group of companies and universities for the development of the initial field-testing equipment. We are truly pleased to work with LU’s Midstream Center in this effort.”

The partnership fits with the Midstream Center’s mission to promote dialogue and collaboration between industry and Lamar University.

“This collaboration advances technology development, so we jumped at the opportunity to introduce this new technology to ‘Friends of Lamar’ in exchange for an opportunity to obtain the actual testing data – data that has never before been generally available to industry or academia,” said Kalb. “The Midstream Center appreciates this opportunity to be involved in the launching and evaluation of a new and important technological advancement in the energy field. Faculty at LU’s College of Engineering look forward to receiving shared DNA testing data from energy systems that has never before been available to study.”