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“I didn’t come to Fort McMurray [Alberta] for the money. I thought I could have a positive impact on reducing the environmental footprint of our [oilsands] operations.”
One of the most significant players in the oilsands industry is also among Canada’s largest natural gas producers—and enhancing efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is an investment for both plays.
A new surface water quality monitoring program for the Lower Athabasca River in the heart of Alberta’s largest oilsands region released in March by federal Environment Minister Peter Kent will be incorporated into the work of a revamped provincial monitoring program, says the province’s environment minister.
Generations of lynxes, moose, deer, foxes and bears have come to take Imperial Oil Limited’s in situ oilsands installation at Cold Lake, Alta., for granted.
Christine Daly never expected to be working for Suncor Energy, Inc., or any oilsands company, for that matter. The 31-year-old, who holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Windsor, was raised in Tecumseh, Ont. Her expectation was to conduct research on the Great Lakes for most of her life, but a summer working for Suncor changed her path, leading her to embrace an opportunity to effect change from inside industry.
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Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) has named 24 winners for the first round of the organization’s $35 million international Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses.
There is a battle being waged inconsistently and often incoherently in regards to energy and the environment, says Michal Moore, economics professor with the University of Calgary at the School of Public Policy.
When it comes to improving their carbon profile while cutting freshwater usage, Alberta’s in situ oilsands producers may find themselves between a rock and a hard place, an industry audience heard this week.
Tailings ponds have become a lightning rod for oilsands critics, says a tailings pond scientist, and while he concedes there have been problems associated with them, he believes their future is “very, very bright” as technology development and implementation will solve their challenges.
From the moment hydrocarbons are produced in the ground to when those molecules power an internal combustion engine, there is a broad area of focus when it comes to carbon management and reducing the impact emissions have on Mother Nature.
CO2 Solutions Inc. will install and operate a pilot unit capturing about 15 tonnes of carbon dioxide per day on a once-through steam generator at Husky Energy Inc.’s Pikes Peak South heavy oil project near Lloydminster, Sask.
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