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25 Aug 2016

Alberta-made clean oil sands solution piloted

Alberta-made clean oil sands solution piloted
Calgary-based Acceleware, co-founded by AITF Chair Dr. Michal Okoniewski, is piloting low-carbon, no-water ‘RF XL’ heating technology to mobilize in-situ bitumen for production. The company hopes the technology can reduce GHG emissions by 50 percent or more, operating costs by 50 percent, and capital costs by 66 percent, compared to SAGD...
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24 Aug 2016

PICoM consortium tackles pipeline challenges

PICoM consortium tackles pipeline challenges
The fourth annual Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Management (PICoM) workshop took place in Calgary on July 21, bringing together industry representatives and members of AITF's Corrosion Engineering team to discuss issues related to mitigation strategies that pertain to transmission and upstream applications, shared industry experiences, and best practices...
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23 Aug 2016

Capstone showcase students work with Alberta Innovates

Capstone showcase students work with Alberta Innovates
Two NAIT students, with the help of AITF Reclamation researcher Christina Small, have developed a database for Alberta soils, plants, and more as part of a course requirement for their degree program. The database has now been turned over to AITF for staff and stakeholder use…
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22 Aug 2016

Which welding system works? Alberta Innovates knows!

Which welding system works? Alberta Innovates knows!
When IPAC Services Corp. began their search for a new welding system, they had a specific concept in mind. Upon attending an AITF seminar in Devon and exploring available technologies, they adjusted their sights and settled on a unit they hadn't otherwise considered. AITF's Welding Engineering team helps provide this and other expertise to clients...
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18 Aug 2016

Using the sun to split water for clean energy

Using the sun to split water for clean energy
AITF Research Chair in Nanostructured Films, Dr. Jillian Buriak, in partnership with Edmonton-based Quantiam Technologies, is developing a new family of catalysts that can be integrated with solar absorbers to produce hydrogen. The team has received a CCEMC Grand Challenge Grant and looks to make a splash in the world of clean energy…
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