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Field Upgrading receives provincial funding for novel upgrading technology


CALGARY, ALBERTA – (March 20, 2013) – Field Upgrading has been selected by Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions (AI-EES) to receive $500,000 in funding toward the commercialization of a new upgrading technology that could see more of Alberta’s bitumen upgraded in the province. CALGARY, ALBERTA – (March 20, 2013) – Field Upgrading has been selected by Alberta Innovates – Energy and ..

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Innovative Technology Improves Upgrading Process for Unconventional Oil Resources


Washington, D.C. - An innovative oil-upgrading technology that can increase the economics of unconventional petroleum resources has been developed under a U.S. Department of Energy -funded project. The promising technology, developed by Ceramatec of Salt Lake City, Utah, and managed by the Office of Fossil Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory, has been licensed to Western Hydrogen of Calgary for upgrading bitumen or heavy oil f..

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Keystone Aside, U.S. Eyes Its Own Tar Sands


While partisans spar over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring oil south from the Alberta tar sands, the U.S. Department of Energy yesterday announced a new technology to make U.S. oil sands and heavy oil viable for refining. The technology could spur mining of oil shale in the Green River basin in Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, home to the largest domestic reserves. And oil companies could pursue heavy oil that has been left..

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Utah Company's Heavy Oil Technology Licensed to Calgary Firm


A Utah company’s technology that uses an alkali metal in combination with hydrogen or methane to remove sulfur, nitrogen, and metals from bitumen and other heavy oils ( has been licensed to a Calgary upgrading company, the US Department of Energy announced. The technology also encompasses an electrolytic process to regenerate the alka..

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Field Upgrading is a Canadian company, based in Calgary, Alberta dedicated to the development and commercialization of a new bitumen and heavy oil upgrading technology called De-Sulphurization & Upgrading (DSU). DSU uses molten sodium to significantly...

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