News

Jan 24, 2020

Tools of the trade: Industry finding new methods to manage legacy assets

Source: JWN

A vast number of inactive wells certainly does challenge Western Canada’s energy sector, but new technologies and process improvements help industry meet the challenge of getting wellsites and associated facilities to full closure. The Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) recently hosted a workshop in the ‘Novel Land and Wellsite Reclamation’ theme area to explore technologies,…
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Dec 16, 2019

​Incoming clean fuel standard sparks innovation into greener fuels

Source: JWN

Many Canadian motorists might not know it, but they are likely to soon be pumping some fraction of their gasoline or diesel made from animal fat, restaurant grease or agricultural and forest residue into their vehicles at every fill-up. And that level is set to grow ever higher, thanks to incoming Clean Fuel Standard (CFS)…
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Oct 28, 2019

Development of novel technologies for tight oil, oilsands expected to accelerate with CRIN

Source: JWN Energy

The heart of this is novel hydrocarbon extraction, or new oil and gas production methods that can completely reshape the way the industry operates. It’s a central focus area for the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN), which interconnects energy producers and service providers with innovators, government entities, nonprofits and academic institutions. Canadian researchers have proven…
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Sep 16, 2019

CRIN: How a ‘network of networks’ is helping support asset retirement

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In recent years, environmental management of legacy oil and gas assets has become a major focus for industry and government stakeholders. Alberta has an extensive inventory of wellsites and facilities at or nearing the end of their productive lives, meaning efficiently removing that infrastructure and reclaiming the land is important. Fortunately, through collaboration and streamlining…
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Sep 16, 2019

CRIN: Here’s How a ‘Network of Networks’ is Helping Support Asset Retirement

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In recent years, environmental management of legacy oil and gas assets has become a major focus for industry and government stakeholders. Alberta has an extensive inventory of wellsites and facilities at or nearing the end of their productive lives, meaning efficiently removing that infrastructure and reclaiming the land is important. Fortunately, through collaboration and streamlining…
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Jul 04, 2019

Western Economic Diversification Canada awards over $450,000 to CRIN

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On July 4, the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, announced an investment of over $450,000 for the Clean Resources Innovation Network (CRIN) to help develop clean technology and emission-lowering solutions through collaboration. We appreciate the commitment of Western Economic Diversification Canada in their support of growing the CRIN ecosystem,” said Joy Romero, vice…
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Jul 04, 2019

Innovation Energy: Oilsands step up to take on clean tech challenge

Source: Financial Post

Canadian oilsands companies have for years been besieged by environmentalists, pressured by governments and encouraged by institutional shareholders to reduce their emissions and the overall environmental impact of what one international researcher calls “the most scrutinized source of crude oil in the world.” The incredible pressure has led to massive spending, to the tune of…
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Dec 12, 2018

Funding Announcement: Clean Technology Development (CTD) Program

Source: Alberta Innovates

Alberta Innovates has announced the launch of the CCITF Clean Technology Development (CTD) 2019 Open Call with $20M in available funding. The CTD program delivers funding in two streams, 200K and UNDER, and OVER 200k – up to $3 million per project for projects in the following targeted sectors: Cleaner Oil & Gas Methane Emissions Reduction Low…
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Dec 12, 2018

Why Canada should be the home of ecologically-responsible natural resources

Source: The Globe and Mail

Lorraine Mitchelmore – Chair of the Resources of the Future Economic Strategy Table; former president of Shell Canada. The expression “can’t see the forest for the trees” could have been coined by a typically modest Canadian. It summarizes perfectly much of our current attitude to the embarrassment of riches that constitute our natural resources: our…
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Nov 21, 2018

2018 Fall Economic Statement: Investing in Middle Class Jobs

Source: Department of Finance Canada

Ottawa, Ontario – The Department of Finance Canada has released the 2018 Fall Economic Statement which details the Government’s plan to grow the economy by investing in middle class jobs. Thanks to the hard work of Canadians, Canada’s economy is strong and growing, creating more good, well-paying jobs for the middle class and people working…
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