Human ingenuity: reimagining energy for our planet

We are an alliance of oil sands companies working with scientists, academics, and innovators to make Canadian energy part of a sustainable environment.

A catalyst for better environmental outcomes

From exciting new scientific discoveries to game-changing technologies (and everything in between), our focus is on innovation. Explore research, innovation opportunities and projects within our priority areas. Or, submit an idea for consideration.

What we're up to

Looking out for Woodland Caribou 

In the early days of the oil and gas industry, seismic lines and access roads were cut into the boreal forest for exploration and…

Henry Bastidas meets InsituSIM

A cloud-based COSIA software tool that evaluates new oil and gas technologies was instrumental in Henry Bastidas winning first…

Greening Oil Sands Extraction

Matt McCulloch, COSIA’s Greenhouse Gases Director, is passionate about Innovation, collaboration, climate change and clean…

Land Reclamation 101: How does it work?

Discover how Canadian oil and natural gas producers ensure the lands they disturb are returned to self-sustaining ecosystems with…

Engaging with Innovators

When you see an innovation opportunity on the COSIA website, you are looking at one of the most difficult challenges in our…

Point of View: Creating New Land

Neil Sandstrom has more than 20 years’ experience as an environmental engineer. He’s been involved in environmental planning and…

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Featured Innovation Opportunity

HELPING TO CLEAR THE AIR ON OIL SANDS EMISSIONS: NATURAL GAS DECARBONIZATION

Climate change is one of the most significant issues of our time with scientific, societal, economic and political implications. Recognizing the importance of this issue, COSIA members are working hard to address the climate-related risks of their operations, while also meeting growing global energy demand and supporting economic development. 

Through the development and application of innovative technologies, COSIA is investigating new ways to reduce energy use and associated GHG emissions for oil sands ‘in situ’, meaning in place, and mining operations. Our latest area of focus calls on innovators, like you, to submit new ideas or technology on natural gas decarbonization to materially reduce oil sands GHG emissions. 

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Collaborate with us

Our Environmental Technology Assessment Portal (E-TAP) provides an effective means to tap into the global environmental sector for solutions to current and future technology gaps and opportunities. If you have a technology idea you would like to submit on a non-confidential basis to COSIA for consideration then we invite you to submit your idea. 

XPRIZE: Converting carbon into everyday products

The $20-million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO2 emissions into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day.

A unique global alliance

Our membership is responsible for over 90 per cent of the oil sands produced in Canada. Our member companies have signed our Charter and support our vision

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Our newsletter is another step towards ensuring this alliance is able to deliver on the shared vision of delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation. Sign up to stay up-to-date on our progress and get the information you need to work with us.