Primary Technology Area: Industrial Transformation

  • MELT VR Simulator Development

    Edmonton-based Serious Labs will develop a virtual reality (VR) commercial truck driving simulator. As a leader in VR simulation solutions for heavy duty truck operators, Serious Labs will use the money to design, manufacture, and pilot the simulator in Alberta. Commercial deployment is expected to begin in 2024, with the simulator to be made available […]

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  • In-Pit Extraction Process Demonstration

    Canadian Natural has taken significant steps to reduce emissions through a comprehensive GHG strategy and investments in technology and innovation. Our long-term aspirational target is net zero emissions in our oil sands operations and the in-pit extraction process (IPEP) is one of the potential technologies that could help us achieve this target. The IPEP technology […]

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  • MPR Fibre Procurement Project

    Mercer Peace River (MPR), a pulp mill and cogeneration facility located in Northern Alberta, is undertaking a capital investment project to transform its fibre procurement process, improving environmental performance and creating a more sustainable business model.This transformative process improvement optimizes forestry operations, allowing for enhanced natural GHG sinks, novel fuel switching from fossil fuels to […]

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  • Suncor PURE Demonstration Facility

    Suncor PURE (Partial Upgrading Reduced Energy) Demonstration Facility: Suncor is advancing the development of PURE, an innovative partial upgrading technology, intended to reduce diluent requirements for transportation and to increase the value of oil sands bitumen. The funds from ERA will support the next stage, which is to design, build and operate a commercial scale […]

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  • Sunlight powered GHG treatment for oil sands tailings ponds

    Tailings ponds in Alberta’s oil sands are a substantial source of fugitive emissions, including methane and carbon dioxide. The ponds contribute as much as 5-10% of the total greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint of oil sands mining operations and impact local air quality and odor. To date, no viable solution has been selected by mine operators […]

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  • Sustainable Nanofiltration Technology for Vegetable Oil Refining

    Seppure has developed transformative technology for separation and filtration applications in the food and pharmaceutical sectors as well as other industries. The process uses solvent-resistant nanofiltration membranes with well-defined nanosized pores to achieve chemical separations at a molecular level without the use of heat. The objective of this project is to develop and implement an […]

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  • Cattle Feed Additive for Reducing Methane Emissions

    The project by Synergraze Inc. is aimed at commercially growing and processing a natural cattle feed additive based on a strain of red algae. At less than one per cent inclusion level, the feed additive is capable of reducing methane emissions in cattle and other ruminants by up to 90 per cent while also increasing […]

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  • Demonstrating the impact of genomics-enhanced whole herd genetic management platform on reducing beef greenhouse gas emissions

    This project includes the development and demonstration of a genomics enhanced whole herd genetic management platform for the beef industry. This platform will predict the genetic merit of growth, feed efficiency, carcass, and fertility traits as well as retained hybrid vigor. Demonstration of the platform is based on the premise that more efficient cattle not […]

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  • Co-Locating Natural Gas and Indoor Agriculture for Alberta’s Future

    Sustainitech’s project, Co-locating Natural Gas and Indoor Agriculture, aligns natural gas producers and processors with containerized indoor farming to produce mutual benefits, to create resilient local food supply while reducing and avoiding GHG emissions and dramatically increasing overall system efficiency. Sustainitech has partnered with an Albertan Oil & Gas company to operate a first-of-kind deployment […]

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  • Emissions Reductions Through Artificial Intelligence

    Qube Technologies is an Alberta start-up developing low cost environmental surveillance technology. Our mission is to help the upstream oil and gas industry cost effectively detect, quantify and reduce methane emissions. During the ERA project Qube will be deploying IoT devices along with its industry partners to collect emissions and environmental data from oil and […]

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