AIHA Announces 2022 Petrochemical Summit

In June 2022, AIHA will host the AIHA Petrochemical Summit (formerly the CERI Petrochemical Conference), bringing together sector experts, industry leaders, elected officials, decision-makers, and policy makers to discuss the world’s hydrocarbon energy systems. This three day technical event will include discussions on Canada’s role in global market demand, industrial decarbonization, technology and innovation, and […]

Shell Announces Plans to Build 58-Megawatt Solar Farm

On November 9, Shell Canada and its partner Silicon Ranch have announced plans to build a 58-megawatt solar farm adjacent to Shell’s Scotford Refinery and Chemicals Park in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. Shell indicated all of the power generated by the new solar farm will be dedicated for at least 25 years to the Scotford Refinery. […]

Alberta Releases Hydrogen Roadmap

On November 5, the Government of Alberta released Alberta’s Hydrogen Roadmap, a seven pillar plan to achieve and advance core policy actions relative to hydrogen.  The plan focuses on building new market demand, enabling CCUS advancement, de-risking investment, and activating technology and innovation. “As a world-leading region for the production of low-cost, low-carbon hydrogen, Alberta’s […]

Dow to Build World’s First Net-Zero Ethylene & Derivatives Complex

On October 6, Dow announced plans to build world’s first net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.  The investment will increase Dow’s capacity of advantaged ethylene, polyethylene and derivatives manufactured across Alberta and builds on Dow’s previous success in reducing the carbon emissions intensity of its manufacturing fleet. “This […]

Shell Canada & Mitsubishi Corp. Announce Plans to Collaborate on Hydrogen Facility in AIH

Shell Canada Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation announced plans to collaborate on a low-carbon hydrogen facility near the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Scotford in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.   The low-carbon hydrogen will be produced via a natural gas feedstock and exported mainly to the Japanese market to produce clean energy. The first phase of the project […]

AIHA Welcomes New Chair

At our Annual General Meeting on September 3, 2021, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) saw the transfer of Chairpersonship from Sturgeon County to Strathcona County. The Mayor of Strathcona County will serve as Chairperson of AIHA for two years, replacing outgoing Chairperson, Mayor Alanna Hnatiw of Sturgeon County. “For more than 22 years, the AIHA […]

Cielo Announces Purchase of Land in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

On August 24, 2021, Cielo Waste Solutions announced their purchase of a 60 acre industrial site with a 31,750 square foot industrial building in Fort Saskatchewan.  The property and location will, “quickly advance Cielo’s commercial development in Canada’s largest hydrocarbon industrial park,” says Cielo President and CEO Don Allan.  “We have Canada’s two largest rail […]

ITOCHU Corp. Announces Plans to Explore Ammonia Plant in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

Japanese trading house ITOCHU Corp. announced plans to explore commercial production of ammonia in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.  The project being explored is slated to be one of the world’s largest manufacturing facilities for the clean-burning fuel and represents a $1.6 billion CDN investment into our region.  This interest reinforces to the world that Alberta’s Industrial […]

Shell Announces Plans for Large-Scale CCS Project in AIHA

Shell announced a proposal to build a large-scale carbon capture and storage project at its Scotford Complex in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. The Polaris CCS project, the largest in a series of low-carbon opportunities Shell is exploring, will capture carbon dioxide from Scotford refinery and chemicals plant. The initial phase is expected to start operations around […]

AIHA 2021 Annual Conference SOLD OUT

EVENT SOLD OUT JULY 9 Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association will hold its 2021 Annual Conference on Thursday, September 9. This full-day networking conference offers attendees an opportunity to engage with industry experts and elected officials.  The popular event will deliver a program designed to highlight activity in the Industrial Heartland region, to offer policy-related insights […]