Primary Technology Area: Energy Efficiency

  • Surmont Steam-Additives Pilot

    One of ConocoPhillips Canada’s (CPC) active technology programs involved working jointly with InnoTech Alberta as part of the Steam Additives Industry Research Program (STEADi) to identify commercially available chemical additives to steam. These additives, specifically surfactants, have the potential to improve the performance of SAGD operations by increasing oil drainage rates while reducing energy losses. […]

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  • GHG Saving and Internationally Scalable Ultra High Recovery Industrial Wastewater Treatment at an Albertan Agri-Chem Facility

    This project will advance a full-scale, permanently installed plant at Nutrien’s nitrogen fertilizer production facility in Carseland, Alberta, to treat cooling tower blowdown (CTB). Nutrien is investigating treating it for re-use, thereby reducing Bow River water withdrawal. The technology will also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by allowing producers of agricultural and industrial wastewater to […]

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  • Application of Artificial Intelligence at Pulp Refiners to Optimize Energy Usage and Product Quality

    Millar Western Forest Products Ltd. operates a bleached chemi-thermo-mechanical pulp (BCTMP) mill in Whitecourt, Alberta. The refining stage of the mill’s pulping process, in which the cellulose fibres in wood chips are separated by electrically-driven mechanical refiners, is a significant consumer of energy from the power grid and indirect source of associated greenhouse gas (GHG) […]

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  • Greenhouse gas emissions reduction in integrated, optimized natural gas transmission line systems

    Gazoduq will evaluate the feasibility of using electrification, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to decarbonize natural gas pipelines from Alberta to Quebec. The project will assess the feasibility of using renewable energy to power large scale electric drives for three compressors used in the transmission of natural gas. At 40 megawatts each, the electrification of […]

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  • Natural Gas Mobile Unit for Drilling Rig Power Generation

    The project from Tourmaline Oil Corp. with consortium partners Precision Drilling Corporation and Caterpillar Inc. is a plug and play mobile natural gas generator and energy storage system for existing electricity-powered drilling rigs. The technology utilizes clean-burning natural gas, a smart energy management system, and storage of electricity that would otherwise be wasted. This high-efficiency […]

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  • Greenest Natural Gas-Powered Quad-generation with a 41% GHG Reduction

    Enersion Incorporation, along with two other Canadian companies,  aim to co-develop and demonstrate a green and cost saving quad-generation system that produces Electricity, Cooling, Heating and CO2 in one integrated package for Current Prairie Fishermen Corporation, a fish farm in Nobleford, Alberta. The cornerstone of this system integration is the Enersion new green cooling technology […]

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  • Demonstration of Thermally Driven Heat Pumps for Residential Heating Applications

    Stone Mountain Technologies and Napoleon are working to commercialize their Thermally Driven Heat Pump (TDHP) technology, which uses natural gas to drive a heat pump cycle, delivering multiple units of heat for every unit of gas consumed. The technology enables direct emission savings through immediate reduction of natural gas consumption for the same amount of […]

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  • Anax Power Turboexpander Project

    The Anax Turboexpander provides clean, distributed electricity from the pressure and flow of natural gas, without combustion. The technology repurposes energy lost in the natural gas let-down process at network pressure reducing stations to drive an in-line generator which is installed in parallel with natural gas pressure reducing valves. Primary customers are natural gas power […]

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  • Advanced Dual-Fuel System Commercial Demonstration

    IFS has developed an innovative technology that allows heavy duty truck engines to displace an impactful amount diesel fuel with cleaner burning and cheaper natural gas. After completing several years of research and development and comprehensive testing, IFS will partner with Westcan Bulk Transport (“Westcan”) to commercially validate IFS’ technology. ERA funding and support will […]

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  • Demonstration of a Full-Scale Multilateral Junction Assembly

    Modern Wellbore Solutions has developed the world’s first Multilateral Junction Tool Assembly (MJT) and process to allow oil and natural gas companies to drill, complete, and operate multilateral wells in unconventional assets. The MJT can be applied to new and existing wellbores, and results in more efficient drainage of reservoirs, reduced environmental impacts, and curtailed […]

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