Avatar Innovations launched its second CarbonTech accelerator, showcasing an 85 per cent increase in the number of breakthrough technologies compared with the 2021 accelerator cohort.
June 10, 2022, 9:01 AM MDT
While carbon capture and storage is increasingly seen as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a Calgary company wants to not only capture CO2 but to put it to use in the production of carbon nanotubes (CNT).
May 17, 2022, 12 AM MDT
If the concrete industry was a country, it would rank third in greenhouse gas emissions. Representing eight per cent of total emissions, it must be solved from a climate perspective for the major economies of the world to reach net zero, as they have pledged to do around midcentury.
March 22, 2022, 12 AM MDT
Some projects aimed at alternative uses for bitumen and cutting carbon dioxide emissions, among other cleantech objectives, are receiving an injection of financial support.
March 18, 2022, 7:58 AM MDT
A new report says Alberta should take the reins in the low-carbon fossil fuels movement and needs the right policy to make that happen.
March 11, 2022, 7:41 AM MST
While a University of Calgary researcher’s quest to provide new markets for Alberta bitumen began with dry pellets (dubbed “bitumen balls”), the research and development has shifted direction and evolved in the past four years.
February 1, 2022, 12 AM MST
December 24, 2021, 12 AM MST
A professional chemist with a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Calgary, Paolo Bomben has always been fascinated about the interplay between chemistry and energy related matters.
November 18, 2021, 6 AM MST
November 16, 2021, 10:53 AM MST
There are more colours to the hydrogen production spectrum than brown, blue and green — referring to production from fossil sources, adding carbon capture, or producing via electrolysis respectively.
September 21, 2021, 7:54 AM MDT
AdvEn Industries Inc. is moving Alberta bitumen production away from combustion and toward something else — activated carbon for use in manufacturing electrodes, high-end filtration, hydrogen storage and other applications.
July 6, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Proper planning is necessary for Canada and Alberta to ensure the nation and province are not “left behind” by energy markets changing elsewhere, and that “we can seize” the opportunities that come with energy transition, according to Jennifer Winter, associate professor and scientific director, energy and environmental policy, with the School of Public Policy, at the University of Calgary.
June 22, 2021, 6:45 AM MDT
A new study spearheaded by Alberta Innovates outlines a future scenario under which the treatment of unprocessed bitumen from the oilsands could spawn whole new multibillion-dollar markets for bitumen, ranging from its use in carbon fibre to asphalt.
June 14, 2021, 12 AM MDT
Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Cenovus Energy Inc., Imperial Oil Limited, MEG Energy Corp. and Suncor Energy Inc. have formed the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative.
June 9, 2021, 4:54 AM MDT
What can be done with carbon once it is captured through an adsorption process? One option is to make synthetic hydrocarbons to be efficiently burned as fuel, says Handan Tezel, professor of chemical and biological engineering in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa.
June 2, 2021, 12 AM MDT
The IEA released a study last week that lays out a proposed pathway to global net zero GHG emissions by 2050. The part that’s grabbing the headlines? That there should be no development of new oil and gas fields if the world is to achieve net zero targets.
May 25, 2021, 9:02 AM MDT
By approaching the energy transition as a massive opportunity for the oil and gas industry, the Avatar program has been able to pick up as a movement, says its founder, with young professionals thriving on encouragement and support towards tackling the biggest, most exciting energy projects and environmental solutions facing the modern world.
May 6, 2021, 12 AM MDT
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
Foresight is partnering with the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) and The Delphi Group to launch the Low Emission Fuels and Products Technology Competition.
March 31, 2021, 3:27 PM MDT
While some sectors of the economy have found viable pathways to decarbonization, like the power sector via increasingly lower-cost renewables, other more hard-to-decarbonize industries are still searching for low-carbon alternatives.
February 24, 2021, 7:59 AM MST