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New technology equates to a 60 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.

New technology offers equivalent extraction, improved quality of the tailings and large energy savings. Those savings equate to a 60 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.

New oil sands technology eliminates need for tailings ponds.

New oil sands technology yields a partially upgraded product that does not require tailings ponds and produces a good yield from lower-grade ore. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has endorsed this process.

35 years managing investments in energy research and developement.

Alberta was blessed with the third largest known resource of oil in the world. But it's what we've done with those resources that has made us a global leader in oil sands and heavy oil innovation. We are at the forefront of technologies such as gasification, upgrading, carbon capture and storage, water use, tiling management and alternative energy.

Phytola, an Alberta Innovates Centre develops value–added products from oilseeds.

Phytola is researching ways to increase the quantity and quality of the oil to meet the world's growing demand for products such as health supplements, livestock feed, aquafeed and industrial lubricants and plastics. Each one per cent increase in canola seed oil is worth an estimated $90 million/year to Canada's canola industry.

Livestock Gentec, an Alberta Innovates Centre partially supported by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions..

Phytola is researching ways to increase the quantity and quality of the oil to meet the world's growing demand for products such as health supplements, livestock feed, aquafeed and industrial lubricants and plastics. Each one per cent increase in canola seed oil is worth an estimated $90 million/year to Canada's canola industry.

The Food Processing Development Centre at Leduc is Canada’s largest of its kind and the only one with a major focus on applied research.

The Food Processing Development Centre at Leduc is Canada's largest of its kind and the only one with a major focus on applied research. The centre has recently installed a high pressure processing (HPP) unit, funded in part by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, to kill bacteria in foods using high pressure and no heat.

The Alberta–developed food safety product, Micocin, prevents listeriosis in packaged meat products..

Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions' researcher, Lynn McMullen, co-developed a breakthrough food additive called Micocin® that inhibits the growth of Listeria in packaged meat products. With Health Canada's approval in Feb 2011, this product is now approved for sale by global food leader, Griffiths Laboratories, in Canada, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia.

Dr. Westaway is a world–leading prion researcher.

Dr. David Westaway, an Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions' researcher through the Alberta Prion Research Institute, is a world-leading researcher in prions and protein-misfolding diseases. Born in the UK and recruited from Toronto, he is co-creator of North America's research model for the study of Alzheimer's disease, and director of one of the world's top prion research lab, the Alberta Centre for Prion and Protein Misfolding Diseases located at the University of Alberta.

Located in Alberta, Canada’s largest poultry research and value–added centre has built an international reputation as a top collaborative R&D centre and learning hub over the last 25 years.

Supported in part by Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, research at Edmonton's Poultry Research Centre is working on new ways to treat cardiovascular diseases; enriching eggs with vitamins like Omega-3 fatty acids, edible protein film for use as biodegradable packaging and a novel vaccine against avian influenza for the poultry industry.

Oslo Cold Water Extraction (OCWE).

New technology offers equivalent extraction, improved quality of the tailings and large energy savings. Those savings equate to a 60 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions.

Aostra–Taciuk Process (ATP)..

New oil sands technology yields a partially upgraded product that does not require tailings ponds and produces a good yield from lower-grade ore. The United States Environmental Protection Agency has endorsed this process.

Dr. Lorne Tyrell. Canada’s Medical Hall of Fame Inductee.

Alberta's Dr. Lorne Tyrrell has been inducted into Canada's Medical Hall of Fame. Dr. Lorne Tyrrell developed the first oral treatment for hepatitis B, was the Dean of Medicine at the University of Alberta for 10 years and is currently the Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology.

Alberta’s Dr. Lorne Tyrrell director of Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology.

Alberta's Dr. Lorne Tyrrell director of Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology.

Alberta’s Dr. Lorne Tyrrell inducted into Canada’s Medical Hall of Fame.

Alberta's Dr. Lorne Tyrrell inducted into Canada's Medical Hall of Fame.

Collaborators include large companies and consortia.

Collaborators include large companies and consortia.

Government and industry work together on tailings management.

The 2001 Thickened Tailings Field Trial (Paste Technology) is a great government-industry collaborative success story. This tailings management improvement initiative was undertaken to advance the oil sands industry commitment to, and focus on, tailings management excellence.

SAGD government and industry collaboration could double viability of oil sands reserves.

Only five per cent of oil sands can be recovered through surface mining, and other in situ extraction techniques recover around another 15 per cent. The development of SAGD potentially doubles the economical viability of oil sands reserves. SAGD is the result of collaboration between the Government of Alberta and industry partners.

The Hydrogen Upgrading Demonstration Program.

The Hydrogen Upgrading Demonstration Program is an example of government and industry collaboration. Because government and industry share the cost and risk of developing new technology and new approaches, the development is accelerated. Commercial adoption of new technologies and their deployment in the province and within industry is faster.

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