AE Côte-Nord RTP™ Project

The AE Côte-Nord RTP Project will employ Ensyn Technologies’ fast pyrolysis process to convert wood and woody materials into a liquid fuel product. Renewable Fuel Oil (“RFO”), produced by the Project will be substituted for fossil derived fuel oil in industrial and institutional applications. The project will be located on the existing Arbec Port Cartier Sawmill site and will be capable of processing 66,300 Bone Dry Metric Tons of feedstock into 42 million liters of RFO annually.

Mascoma Drayton Valley Biorefinery

Mascoma Canada Inc. (“Mascoma”), intends to implement the Mascoma Drayton Valley Biorefinery (“MDVB”). The $385.1 M cellulosic ethanol facility will be located in Drayton Valley AL, on a brown field site in the Bio Mile biotechnology industrial cluster. MDVB proposes to convert woody biomass into 83 M litres of cellulosic ethanol and co-products annually. The MDVB process includes fibre preparation, feedstock pretreatment, Consolidated Bioprocessing (CBP), distillation and drying, Isopropanol (IPA) production, xylose purification, and power generation via the production of fuel-grade lignin.

Online Water Measurement Analysis

In an effort to reduce the demand for fresh water in thermally enhanced, heavy-oil extraction operations, Canadian in situ oil sands operators use a variety of technologies to treat produced water for reuse in once-through steam generators (OTSG) and drum boilers. Critical to the efficient operation of these treatment technologies is accurate analysis of the treated water.

Transportable Frac Water Treatment Service

waterStrider Treatment Inc., a newly created division of Muddy River Technologies, is pursuing development of the waterStrider technology, a patent-pending multi-staged process to treat water recovered during oil and gas production—in particular, produced and flowback water from hydraulic fracturing operations (‘fracking”). Frac water can contain contaminants such as microorganisms, suspended solids, dissolved metals, dissolved sulphide, free oil and grease, emulsified petroleum hydrocarbons, and production chemicals and proppants.

Mobile Pilot-Scale Forward Osmosis Wastewater Treatment Unit

Forward Water Technologies (FWT) has developed a forward osmosis (FO) wastewater treatment process that uses low-energy inputs to drive the contaminated water recycling process; the process improves economics and reduces the need for disposal of untreated wastewater. With consortium partners Terrapure Environmental (operations) and Imaginea Energy (site supplier), FWT proposes to design, build and validate a 50-cubic-metres-per-day, pilot-scale mobile treatment unit for formation, hydraulic fracturing and in situ oil sands wastewater streams.

Modular Treatment of Flowback & Produced Water

Fossil Water Corporation (FWC) actively delivers water, wastewater, and waste processing solutions to industrial and municipal clients throughout Canada and the United States. The company is now proposing to adapt and modularize treatment technologies—already proven effective in oil sands applications—to increase the recycling of flowback and produced (F&P) water generated by hydraulic fracturing operations, thereby reducing the costs associated with water treatment and/or disposal. The system will reduce demand for fresh water for hydraulic fracturing in water-short basins.

EOR Produced Water Recycling

Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is a low cost technique to increase extraction of residual crude oil from an existing oil field. This is accomplished by water flooding where water is injected into the reservoir to “sweep” oil towards a production well. Polymers can also be added to the injection water, “polymer flooding,” to increase the viscosity of the sweep solution to further enhance recovery. The recovered oil includes large volumes of saline produced water. The produced water is reused but overtime its salinity increases too much for effective performance due to salts in the reservoir.

Oil Pipeline Aerial Leak Detection via Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (Project Lightbright)

North America has more than 350,000km of liquid hydrocarbon pipelines spread throughout the continent, roughly 37,000km of which are in Canada. Today, pipelines are monitored using a number of methods including continuous and periodic monitoring systems, respectively. In addition to these, routine visual inspections are performed by flyovers over pipeline right of ways (RoWs) in order to identify any potential disturbances or issues uncovered by other leak-detection methods.

RF XL Heating for In Situ Bitumen Production

Acceleware is an energy innovator that will work with a consortium including GE Global Research and an oil sands producer to test and commercialize its patent-pending RF XL heating technology. RF XL is different than any other heavy oil production technique, offering greatly improved environmental and economic performance. It uses controlled radio frequency (RF) energy, instead of steam to heat and mobilize bitumen in situ, and can produce a range of previously untapped formations, including deep, thin, or shallow reservoirs.

Downhole Imaging System for Alberta In-Situ Oil Sands Wells

Led by an experienced team of entrepreneurs, DarkVision has developed a new ultrasonic-based downhole imaging technology that gives Oil and Gas operators the ability to view the inside components of their wells with high resolution and clarity. The technology enables operators to identify problems inside the wellbore with precision and confidence, and unimpaired by wellbore fluids.