Navigation Links
U of A and leading German researchers team up to build oil sands sustainability
Date:9/30/2009

The University of Alberta and one of Europe's largest scientific research organizations are teaming up to develop technology aimed at increasing the sustainability of Alberta's oil sands resources. The U of A and The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres have entered a five year agreement called the Helmholtz Alberta Initiative (HAI).

HAI's goal is to transform oil sands production processes by developing technologies that address these sustainability challenges.

  • Managing (e.g. capturing and storing) the carbon dioxide produced as a result of current oil sands production processes.
  • Replacing natural gas with geothermal energy sources as the fuel for oil sands production processes.
  • Developing recycling technology for fresh water and reclamation of lands disturbed by oil sands mining and lands taken over by tailings ponds.

HAI will expand the U of A's current capacity of nearly 50 oil sands-related research projects by sharing the work load with the Helmholtz Association's staff of 28,000 at 16 centres across Germany.

U of A President Dr. Indira Samarasekera signed the Memorandum of Understanding today in Edmonton with executives from the Helmholtz Association, saying, "Together, we can push forward with discoveries and innovations needed to reach a sustainable role for the oil sands in helping to meet the global demand for energy."

Lorne Babiuk, the U of A's Vice-President of Research said HAI ushers in new growth for the university. "Our partnership with this premier research agency opens up countless opportunities for our faculty and graduate students and will initiate new industrial partnerships."

Funding for the Helmholtz Alberta Initiative will be sought from a variety of sources and is expected to exceed $20 million per year. HAI will seek out industry involvement both as funders and as collaborators in the development of new technologies. It is anticipated that a
'/>"/>

Contact: Brian Murphy
brian.murphy@ualberta.ca
780-492-6041
University of Alberta
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study in Spain and Romania confirms radon as second leading cause of lung cancer
2. Leading Fingerprint Software Chosen to Enroll and Verify Pilgrims at Hajj by the Kaduna State Muslims Pilgrims Board in Nigeria
3. Surviving mass extinction by leading a double life
4. Leading scientists and scholars urge action on climate issues
5. Wind, salt and water are leading indicators of land degradation in Abu Dhabi
6. Global alliance of leading technological universities to address global societal issues
7. Pitt researchers describe molecular 2-step leading to protein clumps of Huntingtons disease
8. A re-review of peer review: Leading journal looks to end the review nightmare
9. New insights into a leading poultry disease and its risks to human health
10. Leading research agencies announce new international competition: "The digging into data challenge"
11. Key to future medical breakthroughs is systems biology, say leading European scientists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/21/2014)... use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and ... a Penn State University scientist has discovered. The discovery ... plant growth, harvesting energy from the Sun, and understanding ... and other lakes worldwide. A paper describing the discovery ... edition of the journal Science on 21 ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... intake, health and quality of life of older adults ... the University of Waterloo receiving close to $1.5 million ... (CIHR). , Professor Heather Keller, of the Faculty ... research chair in nutrition and aging, will receive $979,000 ... in long-term care homes are poorly nourished. The project ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... consists of radiations in the 3.3 to 4.4 nanometre ... biological tissues. New theoretical findings show that it is ... These could be the basis of an optimal technique ... or to be used in high-precision spectroscopy. Now, a ... efficiently generate the harmonic radiationswhich are multiples of an ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 2Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis 3Grants will fund landmark aging research at Waterloo 2Water window imaging opportunity 2
... A drug made from the saliva of the Gila ... food. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, ... ceased their cravings for both food and chocolate. ... diabetes are offered a pharmaceutical preparation called Exenatide, which ...
... 15, 2012) The Mass. Eye and Ear Curing Kids ... help the brain locate sound, identify genes that cause congenital ... for childhood eye cancer. The 2011/2012 Curing Kids Fund grants ... Sense-sation! gala. This year,s grant recipients are: , ...
... are used in gardens, burned for heat and energy, and ... grass family that includes corn, sorghum and sugarcane. Two new, ... (an ornamental that likely is a parent of Miscanthus ... sequencing the M. sinensis genome. The studies reveal ...
Cached Biology News:Drugs from lizard saliva reduces the cravings for food 2Mass. Eye and Ear announces Curing Kids Fund grant recipients 2Maps of Miscanthus genome offer insight into grass evolution 2Maps of Miscanthus genome offer insight into grass evolution 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... Aug. 21, 2014 Mathematic studies at the ... , and funded by the Jeffrey Epstein VI Foundation ... can be visually identified for elimination. These aggressive cells are ... which shows a topological map of what to look for ... research, for while tumor cells can be extracted from biopsy, ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... 21, 2014 Pursuit Solutions ( ... technology and services for Life Sciences sales and ... Use of New Commercial Sales Models” by Peter ... , The article examines some innovative models used ... being tested in the pharmaceutical market. Robinson grades ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... On Wednesday of last week RENU 28, the world's ... became available for purchase in Australia and New Zealand, and ... 28 works is, if you think about the definition of ... cellular renewal within your body. If you think about the ... cellular renewal. What RENU 28 does is it works with ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... time, chemists have succeeded in measuring vibrational motion of ... study reveals how vibration of a single molecule differs ... The study was performed at the University of California, ... of Jyvskyl works as a visiting fellow under professor ... The second team was lead by Professor Eric O. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Science Power Jeffrey Epstein and Harvard University Fund Project to Visually Stop Tumor Growth 2Pursuit's Peter Robinson Publishes "Grading Pharma's Use of New Commercial Sales Models" 2RENU 28 Skin Care Now Available in Australia and New Zealand 2Seeing a molecule breathe 2
... VEENENDAAL, The Netherlands, June 2 ... today announced the creation,of an exclusive partnership and ... for an undisclosed sum. The two companies, headquartered ... the combination,will strengthen Nucletron,s position as global leader ...
... The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics ... top emerging aerospace technologies. Developed by AIAA,s ... following: 1. "Greener Aviation" Technologies including emission ... the Federal Aviation Administration,s Continuous Low Emissions, Energy ...
... First Randomized Trial to Demonstrate Superior Clinical Benefit in Relapsed/Refractory Aggressive NHL , ... to treat Analysis results per FDA agreed upon Statistical Analysis Plan , ... Significant Increase in Complete Remission Rates 20% vs. 5.7%; p=0.021 ... Rate 37.1% vs. 14.3%; p=0.003 , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Dutch Medical Equipment Producer Nucletron Strengthens Leading Position in Cancer Radiation Therapy Market 2Dutch Medical Equipment Producer Nucletron Strengthens Leading Position in Cancer Radiation Therapy Market 3AIAA names top ten emerging aerospace technologies of 2009 2Pixantrone Significantly Increases Complete Remissions, Overall Response Rates, Frequency of Durable Remissions and Progression Free Survival in Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 2Pixantrone Significantly Increases Complete Remissions, Overall Response Rates, Frequency of Durable Remissions and Progression Free Survival in Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 3Pixantrone Significantly Increases Complete Remissions, Overall Response Rates, Frequency of Durable Remissions and Progression Free Survival in Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 4Pixantrone Significantly Increases Complete Remissions, Overall Response Rates, Frequency of Durable Remissions and Progression Free Survival in Patients with Relapsed and Refractory Aggressive Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma 5
Anti-Flavocytochrome b Monoclonal, FITC Labeled Research Focus: other Storage: 4C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
Chaps Cell Extract Buffer can be used to lyse cells under nondenaturing conditions and is recommendedfor the preparation of cell lysates to be used with our caspase signaling pathway antibodies...
Rabbit polyclonal to Reptin/TIP49B/RUVB2 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide (Human) Entrez Gene ID: 10856 Swiss Protein ID: Q6FIB9...
Anti-human L-Ficolin, Clone GN4, Monoclonal Antibody...
Biology Products: