Alberta’s lithium resources and homegrown advancements in extraction give the province a crucial layer from which to grow an electric vehicle (EV) battery industry. But with the way things sit today, battery manufacturers are looking elsewhere to put down roots, says an expert in the field.
April 24, 2023, 7:19 AM MDT
While biofuels are considered a promising piece to the targeted lower-carbon future, contributions from government to help advance the sector are not there yet, according to experts in the field.
April 21, 2023, 6:20 AM MDT
For businesses looking to advance technology and attract investment, the regulatory process can be a frustrating speed bump. While the Alberta government has made strides in this area, said Minister of Technology and Innovation Nate Glubish, the job isn’t done.
April 20, 2023, 12 AM MDT
High lithium concentration brines are helping create favourable operating conditions on lands in southern Saskatchewan’s Viewfield area.
April 19, 2023, 8:37 AM MDT
Plans to build a network of compressed natural gas (CNG) stations in Western Canada offers what the chief executive officer of Tourmaline Oil Corp. calls a “natural gas hat trick.”
April 18, 2023, 3:44 PM MDT
Occidental Petroleum Corporation has had its eye on getting more anthropogenic or atmospheric carbon dioxide to the Permian Basin for more than a decade.
April 17, 2023, 6 AM MDT
Mina Zarabian was working with a material for use in batteries when she discovered it was too reactive in that application.
April 14, 2023, 12 AM MDT
While many energy companies are doing their part to bring down emissions, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) says any plans to boost production by three million bbls/d are not in-step with the Paris Agreement.
April 13, 2023, 9:04 AM MDT
A project aimed at emissions reductions efforts may help pave new paths for economic development in some First Nations communities.
April 13, 2023, 12 AM MDT
The Government of Saskatchewan has launched two incentives and a plan aimed at supporting critical mineral development in the province.
April 11, 2023, 12 AM MDT
While carbon capture and storage is widely viewed as a key technology for Canada to reach its climate targets in the coming decade, many projects are not leaving the starting gates as quickly as expected.
April 10, 2023, 12 AM MDT
The market will drive the need for a regulated hydrogen standard as customers look to identify the level of decarbonization achieved with their purchase.
April 6, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Tourmaline Oil Corp. is reaching new heights in the area of recycled water use in Alberta and helped shape policy that allows other companies to follow.
April 5, 2023, 6 AM MDT
After being active in Alberta remotely for more than a year, it was abundantly clear to Terrestrial Energy Inc. that it needed a full-time presence in the province.
April 4, 2023, 6:15 AM MDT
While Canada’s federal government has taken steps to advance the country’s nuclear sector, it has not seen parity in supports to attract private investment relative to some energy forms.
April 3, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Lithium activities received a valuable new revenue path with an addition announced in the latest federal budget, says the head of a lithium brine developer.
March 31, 2023, 6:05 AM MDT
The 2023 federal budget includes an addition to its proposed investment tax credit for clean technologies that could provide a welcome boost for geothermal development in Canada, says an expert in the field.
March 30, 2023, 12 AM MDT
A popular hydrogen production process is in the carbon capture crosshairs at Svante Inc.
March 29, 2023, 9:49 AM MDT
The federal government needs to emphasize rapid scaling and co-ordinate with the provincial government to help advance hydrogen in Alberta, according to members of a recent panel discussion.
March 28, 2023, 7:37 AM MDT
Early Indigenous involvement has been identified as a pillar to improve the regulatory process for bolstering critical mineral development in Canada’s North.
March 27, 2023, 12 AM MDT
While an addition to Alberta’s flaring, incinerating and venting management directive has led to average emissions reductions, the process hasn’t been a seamless transition for some.
March 23, 2023, 6 AM MDT
While experts in Norway, a carbon capture and storage trailblazer, are seeing hurdles related to regulatory framework, permitting speed, and market development in this space, there has also been “unique momentum.”
March 20, 2023, 12 AM MDT
Many believe the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has given the United States an insurmountable advantage over Canada attracting projects related to CCUS, hydrogen, and battery manufacturing, among other sectors.
March 16, 2023, 8:17 AM MDT
While a template approach can be more efficient from a business standpoint, that method will not advance crucial, nuanced partnerships, such as those with Indigenous communities.
March 14, 2023, 12 AM MDT
The skills, education and experience gained in the conventional energy sector are going to be crucial going forward.
March 13, 2023, 12 AM MDT