An ongoing series investigating new energy innovation, sustainability challenges and opportunities.
Imperial Helium Corp. top brass says helium as a contingent resource, recoverable from a significant number of oil and gas wells throughout Western Canada, could provide huge opportunities for Alberta and the country.
April 21, 2021, 6:19 AM MDT
E3 Metals Corp.’s Calgary Testing Facility is fully operational and staffed with an expanded team.
April 20, 2021, 12 AM MDT
Avanti Energy Inc. has entered into a letter of intent (LOI) with a group of private land holders to acquire the helium rights on approximately 12,000 acres of prospective land in North-Central Montana.
April 16, 2021, 6:41 AM MDT
Funding for the newly-launched Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB helps ensure stakeholders develop the optimal value chain to support a hydrogen sector in Western Canada, say proponents, with additional investments still required for actually creating that value chain and seeing hydrogen projects come to fruition.
April 14, 2021, 3:10 PM MDT
The Edmonton Region Hydrogen HUB was launched today by an alliance of government, Indigenous, academic and economic development leaders.
April 14, 2021, 11:36 AM MDT
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
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
Royal Helium Ltd. says that initial gas sample test results have returned elevated and economic levels of helium concentration from multiple formations at the Climax helium project, with tests returning levels ranging from 0.33 per cent to 0.94 per cent from the Deadwood, Souris River and Duperow formations.
April 6, 2021, 6:52 AM MDT
E3 Metals Corp. received a $1.8-million grant from Alberta Innovates that will assist in funding the company’s pilot plant.
April 6, 2021, 12 AM MDT
Canada is now one of more than 72 countries that have committed to net zero emissions by 2050. And one way or the other, that means big changes to the oil and gas industry that today is incompatible with that goal, according to David Layzell, Energy Systems Architect - The Transition Accelerator.
March 25, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Across the world, “build back better” has become the rallying cry for industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. There is an overwhelming sense, globally, that we stand at an inflection point where a new world is possible — one that is more sustainable, efficient, inclusive and crisis-resilient.
March 25, 2021, 7:36 AM MDT
Imperial Helium Corp. has entered into a lease option agreement with Heritage Royalty Resource Corporation in connection with a property acquisition that will triple the size of its landholdings within the core area near the hamlet of Princess in southern Alberta.
March 22, 2021, 2:25 PM MDT
Proton Technologies Canada Inc. expects to see hydrogen truck-loading from its Saskatchewan project later this year, as the company began separating hydrogen again last month, with a new separation unit installed for multi-year hydrogen-filter longevity and iteration testing.
March 15, 2021, 12 AM MDT
No. 1 Geothermal LP’s recently completed detailed temperature log returned a bottom hole temperature of 118 C.
March 11, 2021, 10:58 AM MST
Used for everything from medicine to nuclear reactors to, of course, party balloons, among the most interesting aspects of helium is its demand never really decreases, says a Saskatoon-based producer of the inert gas, and there are no replacements for its various applications.
March 3, 2021, 7:27 AM MST
Questerre Energy Corporation has commissioned a report by the International Reference Centre for Life Cycle Products, Services and Systems (CIRAIG) on producing hydrogen, including blue hydrogen, using its zero-emissions natural gas in Quebec.
March 2, 2021, 6:01 AM MST
In 2021/22, the Alberta government will spend $3.1 billion “to support economic recovery and sector strategies,” including on technology and innovation.
February 25, 2021, 3:35 PM MST
Evolugen, the Canadian operating business of Brookfield Renewable, and Gazifère Inc., an Enbridge Inc. company, plan to build one of Canada's largest green hydrogen projects for injection into a natural gas distribution network in Quebec.
February 25, 2021, 5:58 PM MST
E3 Metals Corp. appointed former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall to its corporate advisory board, effective March 1, 2021.
February 23, 2021, 4:08 AM MST
If Canada is to reach its net-zero greenhouse gas emissions target in 2050, it will need to rely in part on hydrogen to get there, according to some hydrogen specialists.
February 22, 2021, 12 AM MST
E3 Metals Corp. has appointed Kevin Stashin as an independent director.
February 17, 2021, 12 AM MST
February 16, 2021, 8:48 AM MST
Royal Helium Ltd. says that Climax-2 has been successfully drilled to a total depth of 2,611 metres and that it has selected the target completion intervals for both the Climax-1 and Climax-2 helium exploration wells.
February 11, 2021, 8:16 AM MST
The Trudeau government has great expectations for the export of Canadian-produced clean hydrogen in the more distant future.
February 10, 2021, 7:25 AM MST
E3 Metals Corp. has closed a bought deal brokered private placement with Echelon Wealth Partners Inc. and Canaccord Genuity Corp. for $8 million.
February 9, 2021, 12 AM MST