Issue 07 - July 2016

9 Article(s)
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Driving Canada’s knowledge economy

Dan Wicklum reflects on how Canada’s oil sands and COSIA’s made-in-Canada model of open innovation can help unlock the expertise needed to develop environmental technologies that can not only benefit the oil sands industry, but other sectors as well.

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Tailings

Tailings EPA: APIC, an epic space for advanced tailings research

Jonathan Matthews, Director, Tailings Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses open innovation and steadfast commitment. In this newsletter’s case study, we look at Canadian Natural’s Applied Process Innovation Centre - a fit-for-purpose facility that will advance tailings research.

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Water

Water EPA: Testing titania membranes: the “superman” of membranes?

John Brogly, Director, Water Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses the growing appetite for water research and technical innovation. In this newsletter’s case study, we look at Shell Canada’s Titania Membrane De-risking Project and testing titania membrane technology’s strength.

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Land

Land EPA: The FiSH Committee on counting fish

Jenna Dunlop, Director, Land Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses where land meets sky—and water, tailings and GHGs. In this newsletter’s case study, we look at the FiSH Committee and its role in offsetting impacts to fish and fish habitat.

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GHG

GHG EPA: Building our global engineering bench strength

Wayne Hillier, Director, GHG Environmental Priority Area (EPA), discusses moving from open innovation to directed innovation. For this issue’s case study, we examine how Devon’s IHS Engineering Workbench is helping find technologies that use low temperature waste heat.

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Monitoring

Monitoring PA: A path to consensus around differing perspectives

Kelly Munkittrick, Director, Monitoring Priority Area, reflects on how COSIA-led workshops are paving a way forward for consensus by fostering collaboration and mutual understanding. In this newsletter, we explore COSIA’s research in adaptive monitoring and its role in responsible development.

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Miscellaneous

The Associate Members program nexus

Peter Beaudoin, senior advisor for the Associate Members program, discusses how open innovation brings even more opportunities for solutions to the COSIA table.

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Miscellaneous

Is this normal? An adaptive monitoring framework for identifying change

COSIA scientists’ framework enhances our ability to identify environmental changes in the oil sands. Find out more about how this approach is more effective in understanding changes in oil sands ecosystems—and why it is a little like tracking pain in your foot.

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Events

Events

Attending and hosting events allows COSIA to connect with innovators, academics, governments and the public. Learn more about the events we’ve attended, like the Canadian Mining Innovation Council’s forum, the World Economic Forum and the Bloomberg Economic Club of Canada Sustainable Business Summit, and find out what’s coming up.

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