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    • Calgary: Opening Doors To Energy Technology

      by Marek Lorenc and Lori Stewart

      Part Four: Future Energy Innovation In parts one through three of this four part series we made the case for Calgary as a leader in global energy innovation, introducing you to certain existing programs, incentives and supporting infrastructure that is contributing to Calgary’s success in this space and also to highlight certain companies that are […]

    • High Temperature Linings for Sulfur Storage Tanks

      Belzona Polymerics Limited Exposé

      Molten sulfur is present in an ever widening range of industries and liquid sulfur storage tanks are used worldwide in crude oil refineries and natural gas plants to store liquid sulfur in very large volumes. Sulfur storage tanks are most commonly utilised as part of the Gas Treating System in sour crude oil refineries and […]

    • Calgary: Opening Doors To Energy Technology

      by Marek Lorenc and Lori Stewart

      In Part Two of this series we introduced you to a number of programs that are aiding and assisting the development of the energy technology industry in Calgary. In this piece, Part Three, we explore some innovative technology companies that are taking full advantage of these resources and the unique market opportunity we have in […]

    • Are You Linked In?

      by Alison Stoodley

      For a lot of executives and busy entrepreneurs social media runs along quietly in the background or shows up occasionally as something you might scan for a second or two, if you bother to pay attention at all. I hear frequently from business people that they don’t care what anyone had for lunch or where […]

    • Get The Government To Fund Your R&D

      by Lloyed Lobo

      Are you innovating to take your production even further? You may qualify for money back from the government. Every year the Canadian government provides approximately $3.5 billion to 30,000 companies through the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program. The program was introduced in the 1980s and is administered by the Canada Revenue Agency […]

    • App Snap – Energy App Revealed

      by Noreen Hoskins

      “My grandfather died in a workplace accident when my father was only two years old.” By this statement Karl Gartly demonstrates how death in the workplace has multi-generational effects. Karl’s resolve to build his brainchild – Zayfti – comes from hearing his grandmother talk about the challenges she faced as a young widow. However, a […]

    • Calgary, An Ideal Launch Pad For Energy Startups

      by Kelly Sansom

      Calgary is a global leader in the energy industry. It has the highest concentration of head offices per capita in Canada, and significant access to financial and human capital. This sounds like the ideal launch pad for energy startups. Right? Well there are definitely advantages, but success is not guaranteed and you need to know how to […]

    • Plunger Lift: The Looming Liability of Fast Plungers

      by Mark Scantlebury

      Plunger Lift, an economical form of artificial lift, uses a reservoir’s own energy to lift fluids from the well bore. The plunger acts as a mechanical interface between gas and fluids, traveling to the bottom when a surface valve is closed and returns to the surface carrying fluid sometime after the valve is opened again. […]

    • Many Roads Lead To Drone

      by Tina Olivero

      The hottest new innovations droning the globe are state-of-the-art “unmanned aerial vehicles” (UAVs). More commonly known as a drone, these small aircrafts fly around without a human pilot on board. The term unmanned aircraft system (UAS) emphasizes the importance of other elements beyond the aircraft itself. A typical UAS consists of the following features: Unmanned aircraft […]

    • Calgary: Opening Doors To Energy Technology

      by Marek Lorenc and Lori Stewart

      Part 2: Leveraging Our Resources In part one of this series we set the stage for Calgary as to why it can, and should, be the global centre for innovation in energy technology. This piece, Part Two, examines the existing resources that are accelerating this industry and solidifying that critical mass of players that are […]

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