CRIN’s Low Emission Fuels and Products Technology Competition provided funding for technologies that reduce the carbon intensity of the products and processes from Canada’s oil and gas industry, including transportation fuels and other hydrocarbon-derived products.
Projects were assessed for their ability to demonstrate a clear pathway to commercialization and provide significant environmental benefits that contribute to our goal of reducing 100 megatonnes of CO2e of emissions from the production of Canada’s oil and gas resources by 2033.
Innovative Products from Hydrocarbons:
Technologies included in this focus area produce carbon-based non-combustion products, such as activated carbon, carbon fibre, and asphalt binders from petroleum and natural gas. Other examples of technologies included were new recovery techniques for elements like lithium, vanadium, titanium, or nickel recovered from co-produced hydrocarbons.
Low-Carbon Intensity Alternatives and New Fuels:
Technologies included in this focus area develop products and processes that reduce fuels’ carbon intensity. Examples include innovative fuels and production of fuels from biogenic feedstocks potentially including waste products, bitumen partial upgrading, or other novel processes.
Hydrogen and Geothermal:
Technologies included in this focus area develop clean energy opportunities from hydrocarbon-derived hydrogen and recovery of geothermal energy to optimize the utility of the oil and gas industry.
Carbon Capture and Utilization:
Technologies included in this focus area reduce greenhouse gas emissions by capturing, utilizing and/or converting carbon dioxide.
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