Webinar Series: Oil sands potential. Untapped.

Join Alberta Innovates, Stantec, and COSIA for a live webinar series on the untapped potential of Alberta’s oil sands

When we think of oil sands and bitumen, we might picture a natural resource that is converted into gasoline, diesel fuel, and heating oil. These products release energy upon combustion, essential to industry and our lives.

But, are there potential uses of bitumen that are not combustion products and meet emerging global needs?  Alberta Innovates and Stantec team up to answer just that in this webinar series bringing you insights from a major new initiative led by Alberta Innovates, called ‘Bitumen Beyond Combustion, (BBC)’.

Learn about potential BBC products that can be produced from oil sands bitumen on a large scale to serve emerging needs, strengthen and diversify Canada’s economy, and address sustainability.  

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Webinar 1: Introduction to Bitumen Beyond Combustion

Opening with the vision and story of BBC thus far, this interactive and engaging session will offer a broad overview of the recent BBC study, Bitumen Beyond Combustion - Phase 2 Report, conducted by Stantec Consulting for Alberta Innovates which addresses the potential for using bitumen as inputs to non-combustion products. Webinar recording coming soon. Webinar Recording

Webinar 2: Bitumen Beyond Combustion - Carbon Fibres and Uses

This session opens with an overview of what carbon fibre is and discuss market, trends, and the significant potential of carbon fibres in the future. We will look at carbon fibre production from existing feedstocks as well as potentially from Oil Sands derived feedstocks, manufacturing locations, and associated social and environmental aspects. We hope to cast some light on understanding numbers, technology readiness levels, and offer insights on key issues and leading opportunities. Webinar Recording

Webinar 3: Asphalt and Transportation

This session will provide an overview of asphalt composition, transportation and key definitions; and expand on domestic as well as global markets, demand, and trends for asphalt. It will present a business case focused on pricing, infrastructure, and transportation economics to advance audience understanding of the social and environmental aspects, technology readiness levels nationally and globally, and share thoughts on key issues and leading opportunities. Webinar Recording

Webinar 4: Polymers

THURDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2019 - 10:00 TO 11:00 AM This webinar will close the Bitumen Beyond Combustion series with a presentation on polymers. You’ll hear the story of polymers, their various types, and how the industry landscape has changed and evolved around them. The presentation will investigate new market trends, polymer production process and manufacturing locations at a national and global level. Webinar Recording

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