Greenhouse Gases

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Call for Presentations and Posters

COSIA’s Greenhouse Gases (GHG) EPA has the aspiration of producing oil from Alberta’s oil sands with lower GHG emissions than other sources of oil. To meet this challenge, we need to identify, prove and implement innovative technologies to reduce GHG emissions from all aspects of our operations.

Our range of activities is broad, applying to our in situ, mining, and upgrading operations, and including energy efficiency improvements, low/no carbon technology development, and removal of barriers to carbon capture, storage and utilization. We are seeking innovative technology solutions across the range of technology readiness levels.

The GHG EPA is seeking abstracts about ideas and technologies that can help us meet our Aspiration to produce oil with lower greenhouse gas emissions than other sources of oil. The Technical Advisory Committee and the abstract reviewers will include experts from COSIA member companies and experts from other organizations that provide support at various stages of the innovation process. As a result, those who submit abstracts may be invited by other organizations to apply for funding to accelerate technology development and deployment.

Submissions must be related to one or more of the four GHG themes listed below.

GHG Themes

Theme 1 – Energy Efficiency and Reduced In situ Steam Demand

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • High efficiency boilers and systems
  • Regional and facility level energy integration
  • Waste heat recovery and utilization
  • Reducing subsurface heat loss for in situ facilities
  • Steam monitoring and steam quality measurement improvements

Theme 2 – Low/No Carbon and Emissions Avoidance Technologies

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Integrating new low- and no-carbon technologies
  • Enhanced electrification with low- and/or no-carbon energy sources
  • Capturing or preventing fugitive emissions from mine face and tailings

Theme 3 – Carbon Capture and Storage/Utilization

Topics could include, but are not limited to:

  • Novel post-combustion CO2 capture processes (e.g. using non-aqueous solvents, membranes, or metal-organic frameworks)
  • CO2 compression and transport
  • Secure shallow storage options for CO2
  • Natural gas decarbonization processes
  • Innovative oxygen separation processes that have low energy/GHG emissions intensity
  • Carbon utilization (e.g., using chemical or biological means)

Theme 4 – Crosscutting and Game Changing Technologies

Topics could include technologies that enable other improvements, technologies transferred from other sectors or ideas so new that they are difficult to categorize into Themes 1, 2 or 3.

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