Ekona Power Inc.’s pulsed-methane pyrolysis converts methane into hydrogen and solid carbon, which eliminates the need for carbon capture and storage (CCS) infrastructure for those wanting to produce hydrogen, says Chris Reid, co-founder and chief executive officer of the Vancouver-based company.
September 27, 2023, 7:48 AM MDT
Physics and economics are the biggest factors holding back a larger-scale Canadian adoption of geothermal, at least for power production, says Nicholas Harris, professor in the Faculty of Science, University of Alberta.
August 30, 2023, 7:53 AM MDT
MakeSens Inc. is processing silicon anode materials to increase battery storage capacity by 30 per cent (compared to traditional graphite), while also improving capacity and stability compared to competitors producing their own silicon-based materials, says Chaneel Park, co-founder and chief executive officer.
August 30, 2023, 11:16 AM MDT
The Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) specializes in directed research to increase economic activities, create jobs and positively impact energy companies, says president and chief executive officer Ranjith Narayanasamy.
August 8, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Frack sand prices have risen steadily in recent quarters and are likely to remain strong for proppant-intensive plays such as the Montney, Duvernay and even the Deep Basin, says Rystad Energy AS senior analyst Mark Quesada.
July 25, 2023, 6:56 AM MDT
Earlier this year, the University of Calgary received $225,000 from Alberta Innovates towards a technical assessment program for the suitability of existing natural gas pipelines for hydrogen transport.
July 6, 2023, 6 AM MDT
Collaboration and knowledge sharing between provinces helps to accelerate deployment of carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technology by helping to identify best practices and frameworks so that projects can reach final investment, says Gabrielle Symbalisty, press secretary to Alberta’s Minister of Energy.
June 29, 2023, 5:45 AM MDT
By Alberta recognizing the value of cross-jurisdictional carbon capture and storage (CCS) knowledge sharing via the province’s recent investment in the Regina-based International CCS Knowledge Centre, the centre’s president and CEO James Millar is hopeful that other provinces (i.e., Saskatchewan) will follow suit.
June 28, 2023, 12 AM MDT
AltoMaxx Technologies Inc. was one of the first companies in Canada, and possibly North America, to put methane sensors on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), says Jared Seufert, manager of remotely-piloted aircraft system operations. The result: Another important tool in the toolbox for oil and gas operators.
June 9, 2023, 5:56 AM MDT
As with other companies in the Canadian energy space, wildfires in Alberta and B.C. have had significant impacts across Pembina Pipeline Corporation’s operations.
June 6, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Authenticity is the key to effective leadership, at least according to Scott Burrows, president and chief executive officer with Pembina Pipeline Corporation. That authenticity extends across the company’s four stakeholder groups — investors, employees, communities and customers.
June 5, 2023, 6 AM MDT
While still remaining independent from one another, the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC) and Canadian Association of Energy Contractors (CAOEC) are working together in an increasingly collaborative way — producing a stronger voice and better results for members of both organizations.
May 3, 2023, 9:02 AM MDT
Hammerhead Energy Inc.’s journey to becoming a publicly-traded company was a natural progression in which various options were considered, but ultimately it was a $1.39 billion business combination with Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation IV that made the most sense, says Scott Sobie, president and chief executive officer.
April 17, 2023, 6 AM MDT
The U.S. Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) presents an opportunity for emissions-reductions technologies developed for Canada’s energy sector to find deployment south of the 49th Parallel, says Ian Gates, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering professor, University of Calgary, because it presents an attractive market that can accelerate projects.
April 12, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Entropy Inc. is working on projects in multiple jurisdictions across the United States, as highlighted with its recently-announced move into the California market, says Michael Belenkie, president and chief executive officer.
April 10, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Staffing is an ongoing issue in the Canadian pressure pumping segment, where companies need workers with commercial driver’s licences and are therefore competing with other industries where those drivers could find work, says Waqar Syed, managing director, energy technology and services, head of research, ATB Capital Markets.
March 24, 2023, 6 AM MDT
The “big prize” for Canadian pressure pumping activity is the Montney, says Steve Glanville, president and chief executive officer, STEP Energy Services Ltd., and with the agreement between the B.C. government and Blueberry River First Nations (BRFN) hopefully resolved, and permits being issued, the jobs could become more plentiful soon.
March 23, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Trican Well Service Ltd. is forecasting increasing activity in 2023 versus 2022, albeit single-digit increases on a percentage basis, says Brad Fedora, president and chief executive officer.
March 22, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Moment Energy Inc. works directly with the automakers to repurpose electric-vehicle batteries that are no longer viable in the EV market, but that can still have a ‘second life’ as clean, affordable and reliable energy storage.
March 22, 2023, 12 AM MDT
For Chana Martineau, who has direct Treaty 6 territory heritage and a career in banking, her current job as chief executive officer of the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC) is a “dream come true.” With some 30 years of financial services experience, the Frog Lake First Nation member sees herself as a “perfect fit” for the role.
February 27, 2023, 6 AM MST
Corvus Energy Ltd. provides marine energy storage solutions that can help offshore oil and gas operations lower emissions and reduce costs, while also increasing safety on the rigs and support vessels.
February 22, 2023, 12 AM MST
Low-carbon hydrogen will be an important part of the Maritimes — and Nova Scotia specifically — transitioning to net-zero emissions, says Jordan MacNeil, manager of business development at Eastward Energy.
February 1, 2023, 10:38 AM MST
While Nova Scotia offshore carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) development is still in its early stages, recent mapping, past production and the drilling history lends itself to a greater opportunity of understanding the potential, says Adam MacDonald, director of Subsurface Energy Development in the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables.
January 31, 2023, 12 AM MST
Nova Scotia’s rich hydrocarbon potential includes an estimated 120 tcf of natural gas and about eight billion bbls of oil, with an attractive shallow water depth for producers, according to the province’s Play Fairway Analysis.
January 30, 2023, 6 AM MST
Water is not only essential for life, but it is a key component of Aduro Clean Technologies Inc.’s novel approach to partially upgrading bitumen, possibly helping producers in niche applications save money and improve ESG scores.
January 30, 2023, 6 AM MST