Reducing Environmental Footprint Technology Competition

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Reducing Environmental Footprint Technology Competition

On March 9, 2022, CRIN and its partners announced the projects identified for funding as part of our Reducing Environmental Footprint Technology Competition. This competition is part of a broader collaborative initiative that will see $80 million directed to fund a series of breakthrough clean energy technology competitions. 

The Reducing Environmental Footprint Technology Competition is designed to advance technology solutions for high-priority environmental challenges across the oil and gas industry with the intent to export technologies internationally and for application within Canada’s industrial sector.

Up to $10 million is available per successful applicant.
The competition coordinator for CRIN’s Digital Oil and Gas technology competition is Emissions Reduction Alberta.

Competition Focus Areas
Projects were assessed on their ability to demonstrate a clear pathway to commercialization and to provide significant environmental benefits that contribute to CRIN’s target of 100 megatonnes of CO2e reduction by 2033.

This competition was open to breakthrough technology solutions aligned with one or more of the following technology focus areas:

Water Technology Development
Solutions for water challenges relevant to the oil and gas industry, including but not limited to:

Water treatment technologies addressing input water quality aspects such as total dissolved solids (TDS), organics, total suspended solids (TSS), turbidity, grease, oil, silica, etc.

Operational excellence solutions such as novel instrumentation, process control, online analyzers, surface leak prevention, asset integrity assurance, tank inspection and cleaning technologies, feedwater production efficiency improvements, and incorporation of artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented/virtual reality, and other novel digital solutions.

Alternative steam generation technologies such as steam from alternative and recycled feedwaters.
Technologies to improve the quality and increase reuse of disposal process streams, including reducing oil and grease, TSS, organics, etc., minimizing impacts to groundwater quantity and quality.
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$80 million directed to fund a series of breakthrough clean energy technology competitions.

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Meet the projects recommended for funding