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Notices

Innovation Summit 2017 abstract deadline extended
Conference organizers are seeking engaging presenters who are interested in sharing their research or project results, knowledge and experience in improving the environmental performance of the oil sands including in situ, mining and upgrading sectors. The deadline for abstract submissions is now Friday, November 18, 2016.

2017 CCUS Conference call for abstracts is open 
The 2017 Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage Conference is seeking abstract proposals for both oral and poster presentations for its 16th annual conference, planned for April of 2017 in Chicago, IL.

Alberta’s BURNCO installs carbon recycling technology and competes in $20M NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE
Calgary, AB – BURNCO Rock Products, a ready mixed concrete provider headquartered in Calgary, has been selected as a semi-finalist in the global NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE competition as a member of Team CarbonCure. BURNCO has installed CarbonCure’s carbon dioxide (CO2) recycling technology and will supply the Calgary construction market with low carbon concrete as it competes in the global competition that’s been heralded as the “Nobel Prize” of the carbon industry.

EPSRC announces funding call for feasibility studies in energy research
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK is inviting eligible UK academics to submit proposals for a number of feasibility studies to carry out underpinning science and engineering energy research. Applicants must submit a Statement of Intent to EPSRC via the online form. All proposals must be received by 16:00 on 05 January 2017 via the Research Councils’ Joint electronic System (Je-S). Statements of intent must be registered by Dec. 8, 2016.

Reservoir on a Chip platform explored at PTAC event
Experts from Interface Fluidics will discuss their microfluidic Reservoir-On-A-Chip platform at this Oct. 17 event. The Edmonton-based company developed the platform to understand the pore-scale effects in play when these new production technologies and methods being deployed in the field. CMC, as Carbon Management Canada, funded the underlying research for the technology through the Sinton Lab at the University of Toronto.

CMC CO2lloquium series opens with talk on research investment Kevin Wong, Partner with Stonecracker Scientific Law, will speak about an approved Canadian Revenue Agency program called R&D Shift. Kevin created this new program to multiply investment dollars and provide a rapid avenue for required partnership.

CarbonCure announces entry into NRG COSIA XPRIZE competition
Team CarbonCure, a team led by clean technology developer CarbonCure Technologies, today announced its official entry into the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. Team CarbonCure, headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada with team members from the entire cement and concrete value chain, is among 47 teams from around the world vying for their share of the $20 million prize purse.

Abstract deadline extended for Serge Kalianguine symposium
A special symposium is being held to honor Prof. Serge Kaliaguine during the 66th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference for his outstanding contributions in catalysis. The Conference will take place in Quebec City, October 16-19, 2016. The deadline for abstract submission has been extended to June 20, 2016.

FluxLab seeks postdoc in trace gas emissions & micrometerology
The FluxLab research group, within the Department of Earth Sciences at St. Francis Xavier University, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate in the area of trace gas emissions and micrometeorology.

Climate change can present business opportunities
Canada’s oil and gas companies need to look beyond the threats of climate change to their operations and see the business opportunities in providing low-carbon solutions, says an industry sustainability leader.

Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum
The inaugural Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum (September 21-23, 2016) is a three-day program exploring sustainability as an overarching framework for life in the 21st century. Team-taught, the Forum will be organized around modules that each provide in-depth topical study, and will bring together a diverse set of thought leaders, industry practitioners, policy experts, and scholars working on the leading edge of sustainability.

Environmental Law and Regulation conference June 21-22
Times are changing in the energy industry, and at the 20th Environmental Law and Regulation conference – June 21-22, 2016 in Calgary – we will be addressing these changes, head on. Hear about the impacts of the reforms on the oil and gas and electricity industries in Alberta and emerging industry responses, opportunities, and challenges.

IEAGHG call for posters
Posters are being sought for the 2nd Combined Meeting of the IEAGHG Modelling and Monitoring Networks, being held July 6-8, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Deadline for submissions is June 3.

Secondment position opportunity with CTCN
Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) Secondment Programme offers two rotating secondment positions and is currently accepting applications for Fall 2016 (application deadline: 29 May 2016). Applications must be submitted via CTCN members. CMC is a Network member and invites potential applicants to indicate their interest in applying by sending an email to info@cmcghg.com.

Low Carbon Innovation Forum featured at June petroleum show
A four-panel forum focused on challenges and solutions in the transition to a low carbon economy is part of June’s Global Petroleum Show. Registration is free until May 31.

April CO2lloquium: Surface casing vent flow
Join CMC’s Kirk Osadetz as he talks about the challenges of measuring and monitoring methane. Osadetz suggests Canada should undertake a renewed effort to develop best monitoring practices for the Canadian situation.

New institute feature in Carbon Capture Journal
The Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute was featured in a recent edition of the Carbon Capture Journal. The journal, published out of the UK, covers international developments in technology, policy, projects and finance.

Two funders. One Process. $40 million competition.
CCEMC and SDTC are offering a unique joint funding opportunity to Canadian clean technology innovators and entrepreneurs. There is up to $40 million in funding available, with a maximum of $10 million available to individual GHG reducing technologies that are deployable in Alberta.

Pembina Institute seeks Director of Operations
The Pembina Institute is seeking an experienced, hands-on and values-driven professional to lead Pembina’s operations team from our Calgary office. The Director of Operations will work closely with the Institute’s Executive Director and management team to ensure that the organization is financially healthy and effectively administered.

Western Diversification announces funding initiative
The Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) is a $100 million five-year federal initiative that offers repayable contributions for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with operations in Western Canada, in order to help move their new and innovative technologies from the later stages of research and development to the marketplace. The next intake opens on March 14, 2016.

Link to Carbon Talk video now available
The video of January’s great Carbon Talk presentation by CMC’s Richard Adamson and UBC’s Naoko Ellis is now live on YouTube. View the video to learn more about our exciting plans to develop the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute in B.C.

CCEMC awards $15 million to CO2 Solutions
CO2 Solutions Inc., the leader in the field of enzyme-enabled carbon capture technology, today announced that it has been selected to receive $15 Million in the form of a non-refundable grant from the Alberta-based Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC).

The Cleantech Pitch Session at GLOBE 2016
Supported by Cenovus and Suncor, the Cleantech Pitch Session is an opportunity to present your early-stage cleantech solution and explain how it will transform the oil and gas industries most pressing environmental and economic challenges. The event will take place on Thursday, March 3rd during Globe 2016 in Vancouver, BC. You must submit your pitch by Sunday, February 7.

Carbon Dioxide Use Summit Feb. 24 & 25
This annual conference explores the commercial aspects of carbon dioxide applications in several industries such as fuel, chemical, oil & Gas, power and cultivation. Registrations are still being accepted.

Sustainable Prosperity issues call for proposals
The Economics and Environmental Policy Research Network (EEPRN) is seeking academic research project proposals in the following research areas: Policies for a Low Carbon Economy; Innovation & Competitiveness;
Conservation (including species at risk protection); and Data Set Development & Linkages. The deadline for proposals is Sunday, February 28, 2016.

Apply by Jan. 29 for IEAGHG Summer School
The IEAGHG 2016 Summer School which will be held at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in July. The Summer School week aims to provide students a thorough overview of the entire CCS chain, covering all technical and non-technical topics of relevance, and enables students to appreciate the importance of and where their studies fit with regard to the development and deployment of the technology. The week will include a visit to Boundary Dam, the world’s first full-scale CCS project on a coal power station.

COSIA AI-EES Water Conference
COSIA) and AI-EES, are proud to host the second Oil Sands Water Conference in Calgary on March 22 and 23. The event is tackling industries’ highest priorities, presented by industry insiders, and researchers on the cutting edge. This year’s conference includes both conference papers and poster sessions, and features speakers from companies and organizations including: ConocoPhillips, Shell, Suncor, Alberta Environment & Parks, University of Alberta and Teck Resources.