Emissions Reduction Alberta Announces Funding for 9 Innovative Oil Sands Projects

Today in Fort Saskatchewan, AIHA Chair and Mayor Gale Katchur joined representatives from Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) to announce $70.6 million in funding for nine projects selected through the ERA Oil Sands Innovation Challenge.

The projects were selected through a competitive process and were required to include an oil sands producer as the lead applicant or as a substantial partner. A total of 47 projects submitted applications.

The following projects are selected for funding:

  • Suncor Energy Inc. – High temperature membranes for steam-assisted gravity drainage water treatment
  • Canadian Natural Resources Limited – In-pit extraction process
  • Enlighten Innovations (formerly Field Upgrading Ltd.) – CLEANSEAS™ demonstration project
  • Heavy Oil Solutions Inc. with Cenovus Energy Inc. – Partial upgrader with integrated water treatment
  • MEG Energy – eMVAPEX pilot, phase 3
  • Cenovus Energy Inc. – Flash Steam Generation field prototype
  • Imperial – Enhanced bitumen recovery technology pilot
  • ConocoPhillips Canada – Non-condensable gas co-injection for thief zone mitigation
  • Cenovus Energy Inc. – Multi-pad pilot of a solvent-aided process

Learn more about this exciting initiative here.