InnoTech Alberta researchers were featured in an Edmonton Journal article detailing their efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Both projects received $1.85 million in combined funding from the Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN) competition.
Haibo Huang, PhD, leads a project exploring the use of dimethyl ether (DME) in bitumen recovery, which could offer substantial water and energy savings over traditional steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD).
The second project, led by Fred Wassmuth, PhD, is studying new materials to seal oil wells at the end of their lifecycle.
Reducing emissions from the energy sector is an important component of Canada’s net-zero commitments.
To learn more, read the full story in the Edmonton Journal.