Join the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) on May 24, to learn about the Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources (GRI) and explore partnership opportunities.
This initiative focuses on providing clean-tech solutions significantly reducing the carbon footprint of unconventional resource development and contributing toward a climate-neutral energy system. Please join us to learn more about how we can partner together and collaborate to address the growing challenges facing the industry, and create a positive impact for the environment.
In September 2016, the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF) awarded the University of Calgary, in partnership with the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), $75 million to implement the Global Research Initiative in Sustainable Low Carbon Unconventional Resources (GRI), which aims to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of unconventional resource development and contribute to a climate-neutral energy system.
The research activities within the UCalgary GRI will generate clean tech solutions by seeking new, innovative fossil fuel-based energy systems that are low or even zero carbon, and will rapidly advance and deploy technologies that actively store or convert CO2. The GRI has partnered with Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Innovate Calgary, and domestic and international industry and academic partners to develop and test clean technologies at field scale with the aim of accelerating commercialization. Through local and international partnerships, clean technologies will be developed and tested at field scale with the aim of accelerating commercialization. Life Cycle Analysis and Early Technology Assessment techniques will be used to evaluate early-stage research.
The GRI will significantly reduce the carbon footprint of unconventional resource development. UCalgary has established one of the world’s largest research programs in unconventional oil recovery, focusing on reservoir engineering, simulation, imaging, characterization, catalysis and upgrading, combustion, production water, fluid properties, recovery process design, biogeoscience, and the fundamentals of heavy oil/water/gas/rock interactions involved in in situ recovery processes. The GRI will benefit from our Canada Excellence Research Chair’s (CERC) combination of materials science experience and petroleum engineering expertise, positioning UCalgary to be a world leader in realizing the next great innovations to economically and efficiently develop these resources to meet society’s energy needs and environmental expectations. Focusing our expertise in catalysts and conversion on CO2 capture and reduction significantly enhances the GRI’s potential to generate innovative clean tech solutions.
This event will provide examples of how the GRI researchers are partnering with industry to move to new solutions and to fill in gaps.
Who Should Attend:
- Executives from SMEs and big corporations
- Start-ups and new ventures leaders
- Business analysts
Ian Gates, GRI Implementation Lead and Theme 1 Lead (Heavy Oil and Bitumen) [email protected]
David Eaton, Theme 2 Lead (Tight Oil and Gas) [email protected]
Please visit the GRI website for more information on current research projects and progress to date.