Issue 06 - June 2016

9 Article(s)
Message

2015 Delivery and Performance

We held our third annual COSIA Performance Update at the end of last year. I and the EPA directors had the opportunity to showcase the ways our members are continuing to put their money (technology, knowledge and expertise) where their mouths are, proving once again that their commitment to environmental performance does not change with the price of oil.

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Tailings

Tailings Environmental Priority Area Update

Jonathan Matthews, Director, Tailings Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses the importance of collaboration in refining the Tailings EPA’s current suite of technologies. In this issue’s Tailings case study, Shell explores a new technology that uses electric currents to dewater fluid fine tailings.

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Water

Water Environmental Priority Area Update

John Brogly, Director, Water Environmental Priority Area (EPA), talks about updating the gaps and opportunity areas for the EPA. This issue’s Water case study features Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s use of soft sensor technology to improve steam quality at in situ facility.

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Land

Land Environmental Priority Area Update

Jenna Dunlop, Director, Land Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses the collaborative work conducted across the Land and Tailings EPAs. In this issue’s Land case study, ConocoPhillips Canada is conducting a reclamation pilot on the soil stockpile of their Surmont in situ operations that will have both short- and long-term benefits.

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GHG

GHG Environmental Priority Area Update

Wayne Hillier, Director, Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Environmental Priority Area (EPA), reports on the work being done to identify promising new GHG technologies. In this issue’s GHG case study, the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is challenging the world to reimagine what we can do with CO2 emissions by incentivizing the development of technologies that convert carbon from those emissions into valuable products.

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Monitoring

Monitoring Priority Area Update

Kelly Munkittrick, Director, Monitoring Priority Area, discusses how Monitoring is working to reduce overlap and increase alignment across activities and programs to increase the efficiency of monitoring in the oil sands region.

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Miscellaneous

Got an idea? Tell us about it!

COSIA’s members are seeking technologies, practical solutions, research and/ or technology ‘widgets’ that can help accelerate environmental performance improvement in Canada’s oil sands. The objective is to identify and assess ideas that could be potential solutions to our current and future technology gaps and opportunities. COSIA’s Environmental Technology Assessment Portal (E-TAP) allows individuals and organizations from anywhere in the world to offer solutions to current challenges.

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Miscellaneous

Accelerating clean innovation

Stewart Elgie, professor of law and economics at the University of Ottawa, founded Sustainable Prosperity, Canada’s major green economy think tank and policy-research network. Stewart moderated a series of presentations at the COSIA Innovation Summit about accelerating clean innovation by bringing together top Canadian and international experts from academia, government and industry

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Events

Events

COSIA and its member companies host and participate in a number of events each year. Learn more about the events COSIA will be attending in 2016 including GLOBE, Propel and our own COSIA – AI-EES Water Conference and view the webcasts from the COSIA 2015 Performance Update and the BC Innovation Council’s Cleantech Innovation Challenge Workshop.

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