University of Calgary

Calgary projects get $3.5 million for clean technology development from Ottawa

$714,500 for 2 Univ. of Calgary projects, one to design system for detecting, measuring methane emissions from oil and gas sector Two University of Calgary research projects that support the development of clean technologies in Alberta will receive support from the federal government, according to a press release. At a news conference held at the university’s downtown campus on […]

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Unique-in-the-world carbon capture and storage Field Research Station opens

Field station will measure carbon capture effectiveness at intermediate well depth A decade of planning, a significant investment in leading-edge research infrastructure, and a careful fostering of partnerships with government and industry culminated this week in the official opening of the Containment and Monitoring Institute’s carbon capture and storage Field Research Station located in Newell

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The end of pipelines? New innovation could change oil transportation

A UCalgary discovery leads to spill-resistant bitumen By Michael Platt , Schulich School of Engineering Ian Gates describes each pebble of bitumen as resembling a liquid-filled headache capsule and, for an Alberta struggling to build pipelines, this tiny package could spell pain relief indeed. Freshly patented and weeks away from pilot-scale production, the professor’s revolutionary

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Spill-resistant bitumen ‘pellets’ could mean more rail shipment, fewer pipelines – professor

Breakthrough technology means pellets can be rapidly produced without polymers or other additives Ian Gates describes each pebble of bitumen as resembling a liquid-filled headache capsule and, for an Alberta struggling to build pipelines, this tiny package could spell pain relief, indeed. Freshly patented and weeks away from pilot-scale production, the professor’s revolutionary heavy oil

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Electric vehicle news brief July 7: Albertans curious but cautious about self-driving cars

Tesla delivers about 47,100 cars in first half of 2017, Volvo self-driving technology struggles to identify kangaroos on the road University of Calgary study shows older male drivers most willing to trust autonomous electric vehicles “When fully autonomous vehicles are available, drivers over 50 years old would be more willing to own and drive them for commute trips,

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Carbon taxes work, but only if well designed – University of Calgary report

Harm to Canadian economy could outweigh benefits created by reducing our country’s greenhouse gas emissions – McKitrick Building a consensus to use a carbon tax to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is easy. Designing a carbon tax that works without unintentionally harming other sectors of the economy is much more difficult, according to a new study from economist

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University of Calgary helps Mexico implement ambitious energy reforms

University of Calgary energy expertise ignites $12 million collaboration with Mexico The University of Calgary and the Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER) recently signed a collaboration note that opens up a long-term partnership to help Mexico boost its energy sector. “Our partners told us that Mexico’s main priority is energy and we worked together to

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