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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Canada’s methane management doesn’t have to ‘catch up’ to the US: CAPP

While the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) says it welcomes Ottawa’s new plan to reduce the sector’s methane and volatile organic compound emissions, it disagrees with the government's assessment that Canada needs to "catch up" with environmental policies in the United States. 

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Oilpatch will be dominated by four business models as renewables become dominant: Oliver Wyman

A global energy system based mainly on renewables can be achieved by 2050, but governments need to fully commit to a switch over from existing systems and energy companies need to scale up their efforts to transition to a low-carbon world, according to global management consultancy Oliver Wyman.

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