$50 million Invested in Water Infrastructure in the Industrial Heartland

Alberta is investing more than $50 million in the Designated Industrial Zone to help boost investment, create jobs and attract major petrochemical projects to the province.   The Designated Industrial Zone (DIZ) in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland (AIH) launched in 2022 to streamline regulatory approvals and support infrastructure development while maintaining world-class environmental standards. The program […]

ATCO Energy Systems Announces Its Largest Ever Energy Infrastructure Project Yellowhead Mainline To Drive Economic Growth In Alberta

CALGARY, AB, May 8, 2024 /CNW/ – Canadian Utilities Limited (TSX: CU) The Yellowhead Mainline will support energy, petrochemical, building materials and hydrogen projects that use natural gas and carbon capture technology to produce products that the world demands with lower emissions than previously possible. The Yellowhead Mainline will also reinforce the natural gas network and contribute […]

AIHA Annual Conference 2024

Set against the backdrop of one of Canada’s most vibrant industrial regions, this conference brings together industry leaders, innovators, policymakers, and stakeholders for a dynamic exchange of ideas, insights, and opportunities. Date: September 19, 2024 Venue: Edmonton Convention Centre, Hall D Time: 9 AM-4 PM This 1000-person event sells out every year. Learn more on […]

Opinion: Hydrogen will drive Alberta into the future

Edmonton Journal April 22, 2024 Link to story With the best and brightest of the new energy landscape descending upon Edmonton this week for the Canadian Hydrogen Convention, some praise is due to the industry driving our province into the future while anchoring us in our past and present strengths.  Hydrogen is a promise with […]

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association Unveils New Logo

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA), the organization that represents economic development for Alberta’s Industrial Heartland (AIH), has launched a new logo and brand identity. “Our new logo encapsulates the essence of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland – Canada’s largest hydrocarbon processing region and a hub of innovation and economic growth,” say Mark Plamondon, AIHA’s executive director. “With […]

AIH Receives Historic Funding in Government of Alberta Budget 2024

It was a historic day for Alberta’s Industrial Heartland regarding the Government of Alberta’s Budget 2024. These three mentions improve the competitiveness of our $45 billion region and illustrates how serious Alberta is to growing and supporting a low-carbon economy. AIH continues to gain international attention due to our competitive advantages and collaborative approach to […]

Canadian Petrochemical Summit Gathers Industry Leaders to Kananaskis

The Canadian Petrochemical Summit, hosted by Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA), the premier gathering of industry leaders, innovators, and stakeholders, is set to convene on June 11-13, 2024 at the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge in Kananaskis, Alberta. This annual Summit promises to be a cornerstone event, spotlighting the latest advancements, fostering collaboration, and shaping the […]

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland’s Competitive Edge in Petrochemicals with Mark Plamondon

Learn more about Alberta’s Industrial Heartland’s captivating journey with host Victoria (King) Meyer and Mark Plamondon, P.Eng, MBA Executive Director of Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association, on the latest episode of The Chemical Show. 🛢️ Low-Cost Feedstock and Carbon Capture: The industrial heartland’s low-cost feedstock and existing carbon capture infrastructure provide a competitive advantage, ensuring project derisking and creating a compelling […]


Dow Chemical Canada announces that it will proceed with the Fort Saskatchewan Path2Zero expansion project, the world’s first net-zero ethylene manufacturing and derivatives facility located in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada – Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association congratulates Dow on their final investment decision to build the world’s first net-zero scope 1 and 2 […]