Leaving a legacy

May 11 2021

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.

A vision for former mine sites

May 03 2021

Where once there was a large open pit mine, the wood bison now call it home.

What can butterflies tell us about the oil sands?

Apr 27 2021

During the summers, ecologist Federico Riva hiked through the boreal forest with a butterfly net, catching, recording and releasing hundreds of butterflies.

Temporary forests flourish faster

Apr 21 2021

ConocoPhillips is investigating the temporary reclamation of an existing facility soil stockpile.

Energy and environmental solutions to a persistent industry challenge

Apr 12 2021

SAIT has opened a second Once Through Steam Generation (OSTG) laboratory in the University of Calgary’s Research Centre Building.

Sometimes nature does it best

Apr 06 2021

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.

We can build wetlands, now what?

Mar 25 2021

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.

Bugs Help Vegetation Grow on Tailings

Mar 22 2021

Nicknamed “Bugs and Veggies”, the outdoor growing trial is part of an effort to find novel ways to remove water from tailings more efficiently.