Federal scientists at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (Nova Scotia) are studying the behaviour of diluted bitumen from the Alberta oil sands when it spills into the ocean. They’re finding it poses real challenges for any cleanup. “It is to a certain degree tougher to work with than conventional oil,” says Thomas King of the […]
The Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude oil from the oil sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast, isn’t just an infrastructure project. It’s also a symbol for the fight over the future of energy. Producing oil from Alberta’s tar sands emits more pollution than traditional oil drilling, so many environmentalists want that crude left in […]
Rob chats with University of Alberta Professor Mohamed Gamal El-Din about their research into faster, better tailings pond reclamation.
Development of the Alberta oil sands in a responsible manner brings complex challenges that are driving technological innovation across the country. Individuals and businesses are helping to establish Canada as a world leader in tailings reclamation, water treatment and liquids storage. TAILINGS RECLAMATION ElectroKinetic Solutions, is proposing to apply its patented electro-kinetic reclamation (EKR) technology […]