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