Environmental Tech

  • Future Oil Production To Be Determined By ‘Global Forces’: Report

    Climate policy action abroad could reduce global demand for fossil fuels and, by extension, prices. And because all of these drivers are fully outside of Canada’s control, Canada’s oil and gas sector could face significant challenges independent of any domestic choices, according to a recent report.

    May 5, 2021, 6 AM MDT

  • Imperial Well Positioned To ‘Operate And Compete’ In Low Carbon Future: CEO

    Imperial Oil Limited president and CEO Brad Corson says he supports an economy-wide carbon tax, and the fact that the company has long operated in jurisdictions with carbon pricing positions it well to respond to the increased environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focus of investors and governments.

    May 3, 2021, 12 AM MDT

  • Workshop Attendees Identify Opportunities For Resource Industries To Work Together To Meet Emissions, Land, And Water Challenges

    Attendees at a recent virtual workshop focused on how the resource sector can collaborate to meet current and future generations’ expectations for environmental sustainability identified numerous opportunities and technologies that can help meet the ESG challenge while improving corporate performance.

    April 29, 2021, 7:58 AM MDT

  • Tourmaline Undertakes Multiple Initiatives To Trim GHG Emissions

    Despite having been founded just a little over a decade ago, Tourmaline Oil Corp. has become Canada’s largest natural gas producer, while growing from a few million dollars in annual revenue to $2.17 billion. And the fast-growing company has also taken a lead in developing technologies that will dramatically reduce its environmental footprint.

    April 26, 2021, 6:53 AM MDT

  • Certarus, Caterpillar To Explore ‘Lower Carbon Energy Solutions’

    Certarus Ltd. and Caterpillar Inc. have entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore opportunities to leverage each parties' strengths to bring lower carbon energy solutions to their combined customer base.

    April 26, 2021, 1:26 PM MDT

  • Carbon Upcycling Hopes To Make Alberta A ‘Carbon Tech’ Leader

    Calgary-based Carbon Upcycling Technologies, which has pioneered technologies aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of industrial processes such as concrete production, is now branching out to become a kind of nascent Amazon online marketplace for the sale of consumer product such as crayons, soap and wristwatches that contain sequestered CO2.

    April 23, 2021, 4:35 AM MDT

  • XPRIZE Targets Often Overlooked Emissions Source With Game Changing Tech

    The Quest carbon capture and storage project built near Edmonton, with almost $900 million in government subsidies, permanently sequesters just over a million tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.

    April 23, 2021, 10:53 AM MDT

  • Drones To The Rescue: Companies Developing UAV-Based Solutions For Methane Detection

    Methane leak detection is a key issue for the oil and gas sector as it tries to reduce emissions, and mounting high-tech equipment on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is one way proponents see as providing faster and more accurate leak detection than has been available previously.

    April 22, 2021, 12 AM MDT

  • Federal Government To Provide Incentives For CCUS

    The federal government’s budget tabled on Monday afternoon proposes to introduce an investment tax credit for capital invested in carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) projects with the goal of reducing emissions by at least 15 megatonnes of CO2 annually.

    April 19, 2021, 3:10 PM MDT

  • XPRIZE Names Winners Of Tech Competition

    XPRIZE announced that CarbonCure Technologies and CarbonBuilt have won the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, a prize that set out to convert CO2 emissions into valuable products.

    April 19, 2021, 6 AM MDT

  • New Tech Touted To Get Oilsands On Road To Net Zero

    As commercial SAGD production enters its 20th year of production in northern Alberta, solvents are emerging as the next commercial advance to tackle the sector’s high emissions intensity bitumen production while cutting costs.

    April 15, 2021, 12 AM MDT

  • Suncor Advancing World’s Biggest Investment In Autonomous Mining Vehicles, Tailings Pond Reclamation

    Suncor Energy Inc. is well on its way to fully automating its 150-vehicle heavy hauler fleet in what will be the biggest investment in the autonomous trucks the world, while advancing its end pit lake mine tailings containment solution, said Jon Mitchell, vice-president, sustainability.

    April 15, 2021, 12 AM MDT

  • Feds Provide Funding For Energy Storage

    The federal government announced a $500,000 investment in the development of Hydrostor Inc.’s Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) technology, a scalable and emissions-free long duration energy storage solution.

    April 15, 2021, 8:17 AM MDT

  • Adams To Head Recently-Launched NGIF Capital

    The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) has appointed John Adams as the president and chief executive officer of its recently launched NGIF Capital Corporation, and managing partner of the new investment fund, NGIF Cleantech Ventures.

    April 13, 2021, 9:08 AM MDT

  • ‘Energy Transition Company’ Nauticol Plans Blue Methanol Project To Be Net Zero

    Calgary-based Nauticol Energy Ltd. is targeting a 2025 start-up date for its US$3 billion net-zero blue methanol project just south of Grande Prairie to meet a growing global demand in energy applications, says its chief executive.

    April 12, 2021, 6 AM MDT

  • Enhance CEO Optimistic About CCS Opportunities

    The chief executive of a Calgary-based company providing mitigation solutions for carbon dioxide says there’s a growing interest in the expansion of carbon capture and storage in Alberta in response to carbon pricing.

    April 12, 2021, 6 AM MDT

  • Vorsana Purchasing NanoTech

    Kelowna-based Vorsana Environmental Inc., a clean technology company focused on improving the environmental performance of the fossil fuel and industrial sectors, has purchased Calgary-based NanosTech, which has developed a field-based bitumen upgrading technology that can reduce CO2 emissions by 35 per cent and more, while leading to significant cost reductions for producers.

    April 12, 2021, 6 AM MDT

  • ESG Remains Key To Energy Transportation, Infrastructure And Production, Hears Symposium

    Environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance targets are not merely aspirational for Enbridge Inc.

    April 9, 2021, 8:18 AM MDT

  • Producers Prioritizing ESG: Investor Conference

    Canadian Natural Resources Limited, which met its short-term greenhouse-gas (GHG) reduction targets in the last year, is going beyond oilsands and conventional emissions reductions, and will conduct a corporate inventory, in line with what investors want, in order to come up with corporate targets sometime in the second quarter.

    April 9, 2021, 8:21 AM MDT

  • Tackling GHG Emissions Along The Entire Value Chain

    Addressing emissions from the entire value chain including Scope 3 emissions may soon be a part of most oil and gas climate change strategies, just not in Canada — yet.

    April 9, 2021, 7:10 AM MDT

  • Fully Funded, Lithium Producer In Final Drive To Commercialize Oilfield Extraction Technology

    On the heels of an aggregate total funding of $14.3 million through three capital raises over the past four months, E3 Metals Corp.’s primary focus is to demonstrate the continual scale-up of its proprietary oilfield brine lithium extraction technology as it drives toward commercial production in 2024-2025.

    April 9, 2021, 10:32 AM MDT

  • NGIF Capital Corporation Launches Emissions Testing Centre

    The Canadian Gas Association (CGA) has entered into an agreement with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to support the development of the NGIF Emissions Testing Centre (ETC) managed by NGIF Capital Corporation.

    April 9, 2021, 2:50 PM MDT

  • Hillcrest Petroleum Rebrands As Hillcrest Energy Technologies

    Hillcrest Petroleum Ltd. has rebranded itself as Hillcrest Energy Technologies, Ltd., choosing an identity more representative of the company’s dedication to transitioning from fossil fuel production to cleantech innovation and IP development.

    April 9, 2021, 6:10 AM MDT

  • Renewables Aren’t The Only Options For ESG-Conscientious Energy Firms, Hears Symposium

    What is best for environmentally-concerned shareholders is not necessarily for Canadian oil and gas companies to transition towards renewables, but rather for them to reduce their emissions while responsibly producing hydrocarbons, heard this week’s 2021 Scotiabank-Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Energy Symposium.

    April 7, 2021, 6:41 AM MDT

  • CCUS Will Be Key To Achieving Net Zero, Says Alberta Energy Minister

    There’s no pathway to net zero in Canada and Alberta without carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage said on Tuesday.

    April 6, 2021, 12:36 PM MDT

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