News about SPARK 2017

Emissions Reduction Alberta and Alberta Innovates are hosting SPARK 2017, where we are connecting innovators and advancing technology. The conference takes place November 6-8 in Edmonton at the Shaw Conference Centre.

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and Alberta Innovates to co-host conference for innovators and researchers

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) and Alberta Innovates have teamed up to host SPARK 2017. This conference is for researchers and innovators working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) through new products and technologies. It will also include a focus on advancing Alberta's bioindustrial sector.

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SPARK 2017 call for abstracts a success

Emissions Reductions Alberta (ERA) and Alberta Innovates had an excellent response to their call for abstracts for the SPARK 2017 conference.

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Emissions Reduction Alberta launches $50 million oilsands GHG challenge

Emissions Reduction Alberta is offering $50 million to companies that are developing solutions to reduce oilsands GHGs and improve the industry’s cost competitiveness through a new innovation challenge.

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Wood waste decomposition and pneumatic devices among winners of ERA methane reduction tech funding​​​​

As part of its goal to cut methane emissions almost in half, the province has handed out almost $30 million to advance projects ranging from wood waste biomass co-firing and space-based sensing technology to reducing cattle methane discharges and oilfield flaring and venting.

Through Emissions Reduction Alberta, with industry co-funding, the 12 projects amount to $83 million in project development.

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Shell takes dive into drop-in biofuels with Edmonton-based waste oil processor SBI

Royal Dutch Shell plc has penned a deal with SBI BioEnergy Inc. granting Shell exclusive development and licensing rights for SBI's patented process to convert a wide range of waste oils, greases and sustainable vegetable oils into lower carbon drop-ins for diesel, jet fuel and gasoline.

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