Category: Archived Stories

  • ERA partnering on the Oil Sands Innovation Summit

    ERA is partnering with COSIA and Alberta Innovates to host the Oil Sands Innovation Summit, June 7 and 8, at the Hyatt Regency in Calgary. The Summit has earned a reputation for bringing collaborators together to share, learn and discover the latest in innovations for improving environmental performance. Close to 800 attendees participated in last […]

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  • EFL Leadership Bootcamp Planned for Calgary

    The Energy Futures Lab is hosting a Leadership Bootcamp at Fort Calgary, May 22-24. The intensive three-day program has received great reviews and is open to anyone who is interested in playing an active role in shaping Alberta’s energy future. “The Suncor leaders who have been involved in the Energy Futures Lab have brought back […]

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  • Deadline approaching for CHOPS Methane Challenge

    The deadline for submissions to the Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) Methane Challenge is May 4.  Alberta Innovates and Husky Energy, with support from Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) are teaming up to present the Cold Heavy Oil Production with Sand (CHOPS) Methane Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to discover viable […]

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  • Two ERA-funded organizations advance in NRG COSIA XPRIZE

    Two ERA-funded Grand Challenge projects are finalists in the NRG COSIA XPRIZE. CarbonCure and Carbon UpCycling Technologies (CUT) are among 10 teams that have two years to provide their technology. CUT was selected from 344 submissions in the first round of the $35 million ERA Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses. Their technology uses CO2 emissions […]

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  • COSIA Innovation Summit Accepting Abstracts

    Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), Alberta Innovates and ERA are seeking presenters to share their research or project results, knowledge and experience at the 2018 Oil Sands Innovation Summit. The deadline for submissions for the COSIA Innovation Summit is March 2 and technical presentations will be scheduled for June 7 and 8 in Calgary. […]

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  • Join Us for Quality, Free Programs in Edmonton During IPCC Conference

    The Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, co-sponsored by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is taking place in Edmonton March 5 – 7. About 800 municipal representatives, scientists and academics from around the world will gather to share the latest scientific research on climate change. A host of related events are planned for […]

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  • Register for the ERA Brooks Solar Lessons Learned Workshop, March 9 in Calgary

    Distribution-scale solar projects pose tremendous opportunities for Alberta. ERA, in collaboration with Elemental Energy, will hold a workshop to share key learnings from the first utility-scale solar project in western Canada and accelerate the deployment of distribution-scale solar projects in Alberta. The March 9 workshop will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Metropolitan […]

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  • ERA Publishes Interim Report for the ESEIEH™ Project

    Partners see radio frequency and solvent assisted oil recovery as potential solution to reduce energy and water use ERA is funding technologies that can eliminate the need for steam in oil sands production, and one of our projects is sharing its interim results. The interim report for the Enhanced Solvent Extraction Incorporating Electromagnetic Heating™ (ESEIEH™) […]

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  • ERA Releases Annual Report

    $53.5 million committed to 21 projects The ERA 2016/17 Annual Report is now online. It outlines our success for 2016/17 and profiles the 21 new projects that received $53.5 million in funding. The projects combine to reduce cumulative GHG emissions by more than one megatonne by 2020 and eight megatonnes by 2030. Board Chair, Kathy […]

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  • Lafarge Hosts Major Lower Carbon Fuels Project

    Project is most significant of its kind in Canada Lafarge Canada Inc. and its partners – University of Calgary, Queen’s University, and Pembina Institute – are conducting a million-dollar study on the environmental benefits of introducing lower carbon fuels at the company’s Exshaw Cement Plant in Alberta. Building from previous research, this multi-partner, multi-site lower […]

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