One way that COSIA supports start-up companies is by identifying opportunities for them in the innovation ecosystem – including helping them bridge funding gaps.
Since the program began in 2011, 149 species have been detected on Syncrude’s reclaimed areas, including 31 species of concern.
Alberta is a globally significant centre of energy production and expertise, and a growing centre of clean tech expertise focused on transforming its key energy resources and managing them more sustainably.
One of the most promising ways to achieve a net zero goal is through Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) technologies, which capture large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial activities, preventing them from being released in the atmosphere.
The NSERC/COSIA Industrial Research Chair in Oil Sands Geotechnique has evolved into a world class research initiative that’s pioneering innovative technologies and methods to transform tailings into a reclamation resource.
Transformational is the word that comes to mind when describing the use of solvents in oil sands extraction.
COSIA talked to one of the people who was there at the beginning and instrumental in helping get the organization off the ground.