Tune into Innovative Minds

Jun 07 2021

COSIA’s podcast series Innovative Minds is available on Spotify, Apple and Google.

Clay poses perplexing challenge

Jun 01 2021

Heather Kaminsky has a passion for clay and a professional goal of solving one of the most complex challenges in oil sands mining. A materials engineer, Kaminsky is the NSERC Industrial Research Chair for Colleges (IRCC) in Oil Sands Tailings Management at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT). COSIA is one of the research partners.

Space based monitoring detects greenhouse gas faster

May 31 2021

GHGSat launched its first commercial satellite “Iris” in September 2020 and its second satellite “Hugo” in early 2021.

Supporting early stage startups

May 31 2021

With finite resources, we asked ourselves at COSIA how we could best support these entrepreneurs to develop their technology to the point where we could adequately assess its commercial potential.

Restoring woodland caribou habitat

May 25 2021

Woodland caribou are one of Canada’s most iconic animals. But today their populations are under threat. They face loss of habitat and are increasingly hunted by wolves, which travel along old man-made pathways that cross the northern landscape.

Oil & Gas 101: Hydrogen

May 17 2021

In Canada, many see a strong future for blue hydrogen, an energy source with low greenhouse gas emissions derived from natural gas.

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.