The world is looking for ways to drastically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and oil sands producers are among those who have made ambitious commitments to achieve net zero, or near net zero emissions by 2050 or earlier.
There are many pathways to get there and one with great promise is carbon utilization.
Where once there was a large open pit mine, the wood bison now call it home.
During the summers, ecologist Federico Riva hiked through the boreal forest with a butterfly net, catching, recording and releasing hundreds of butterflies.
ConocoPhillips is investigating the temporary reclamation of an existing facility soil stockpile.
SAIT has opened a second Once Through Steam Generation (OSTG) laboratory in the University of Calgary’s Research Centre Building.
At Imperial’s Kearl project, there’s a corner of the oil sands mine property where grasses and bulrushes grow thick and tall in the summer. It’s a pilot project by Imperial to test the use of a constructed wetland to clean oil sands process-affected water.
A new research chair at the University of Calgary is poised to give oil sands companies a set of detailed guidelines to measure the success of wetland reclamation.