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Oil Sands Featured Stories:

    • Alberta’s Oil and Gas Sector contributes $53 Billion to Ottawa

      by Tina Olivero

      The Canadian Energy Centre releases it’s current fact sheet which uses data between 2007 and 2019. It examines the direct impact of the oil and gas extraction sector on Alberta’s gross and net fiscal contribution to federal government finances.  This Fact Sheet (available here).  Highlights from the Fact Sheet include: In the years examined, Alberta’s taxpayers (individual […]

    • Clariant and Air Liquide Present MegaZone: Novel Catalyst layering tecnology

      by Tina Olivero

      Clariant’s long-term partnership with Air Liquide Engineering & Construction has resulted in another major breakthrough in methanol synthesis: the MegaZonE technology. Based on Clariant’s MegaMax® catalyst series, this innovative method uses several layers of catalysts with different activity levels to optimize heat management and overall catalyst performance in the methanol synthesis reactor. Furthermore, the properties of […]

    • Granholm and Ossoff Visit LanzaTech Innovation Hub

      by Tina Olivero

      LanzaTech and LanzaJet welcomed Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm and Senator Jon Ossoff to the Freedom Pines Biorefinery in Soperton, Georgia. The site is a center of research, development and scale-up for LanzaTech’s commercial carbon capture and utilization technology with a specialized biomanufacturing center producing the “secret sauce” that is shipped from the United […]

    • Honeywell And Preem Conduct Commercial Co-processing Trial to Produce Renewable Fuel

      by Tina Olivero

      Honeywell announced today the completion of a commercial refinery trial with Preem AB for co-processing of biomass-based pyrolysis oil in a fluidized catalytic cracking unit. Utilizing UOP’s proprietary bioliquid feed system with OptimixTM GF Feed Distributor, pyrolysis oil was successfully co-processed in the FCC at Preem’s Lysekil refinery to produce partially renewable transportation fuel. This test marks […]

    • Cenovus announces Atlantic assets restructuring plan

      by Tina Olivero

      Cenovus Energy Inc. has entered into agreements with its partners in the Atlantic region to restructure its working interests in the Terra Nova and White Rose projects, providing improved economics for the company’s regional portfolio. These agreements will increase Cenovus’s working interest in Terra Nova and, if a decision is taken to restart West White […]

    • IMServ Partners with Bluewater: Ambitious Plans For Growth

      by Tina Olivero

      IMServ, a UK pioneer in smart metering technology and data for the industrial, commercial, and domestic electricity sectors, has partnered with energy transition leader private equity firm Bluewater through a successful acquisition from respected international energy company Schneider Electric. The value of the transaction is undisclosed.  “We are delighted to have acquired what is already a market-leading company in […]

    • Majority of Crude Oil Demand in Canada is Met via the United States

      by Tina Olivero

      Canadian oil production is more than two and half times domestic demand, yet the majority of crude oil demand in the country arrives via the United States, according to a new analysis by IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions. The latest report by the IHS Markit Oil Sands […]

    • Sandy Hammerlindl Joins Integrated Sustainability

      by Meredith Dustan

      Integrated Sustainability has experienced a transformational shift in the past year. While the company continues to offer the consulting and engineering services it is well known for, it has now expanded its portfolio offering to include lump-sum, full turnkey industrial water infrastructure development. This shift extends to both front-end financing and post commissioning operations of infrastructure […]

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