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Alberta Oil Magazine - Canada’s Top Energy Innovators 2016


The Innovation: Making oil into marine fuel in landlocked Alberta The Innovator: Neil Camarta Product Development The flat, dry Alberta landscape is the last place you would expect to find a technology that turns heavy oil into marine fuel. But Field Upgrading is doing exactly that with its pilot project based in Fort Saskatchewan, located just north of Edmonton—and 800 kilometers from the nearest coastline. It’s an idea ..

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BNN Interview - Oilsands pioneer weighs in


CALGARY, ALBERTA – Tue, Sep 1, 2015 - 11:30 AM A look at the biggest risks facing the oils sands as prices continues to languish, as well as how those challenges open the door for innovation, with Neil Camarta, a pioneering oil sands exec with Royal Dutch Shell and Petro-Canada who now focuses on new technology.To watch the full interview, please visit

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Pilot Plant Construction Underway


Field Upgrading started construction on a 10 barrel per day pilot plant in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. Site construction began November 2014. The pilot skids are being fabricated in Ontario and will start to arrive to site summer 2015. Pilot Site Ready And The Building Being Constructed Reactor Skid Being Fabricated At Zeton..

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Alberta Oil Magazine - Canada’s Top Energy Innovators 2015


The Innovation: Taking the dirty out of dirty oil The Innovator: Neil Camarta Exploration and Development Whether it’s the European Union’s aborted fuel quality directive or the efforts of anti-Keystone protestors to single out oil sands crude, it’s clear that Canadian crude is under attack. These attacks share a common strategy: to effectively ­­de-commoditize oil from various sources by defining them by the emissi..

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BNN Interview - Never mind bloated upgraders: Here's the oil sands killer app


CALGARY, ALBERTA – Thu, Dec 4, 2014 - 11:50 AM Former oil patch exec Neil Camarta is now focusing his attention on new oil upgrading technology. The President and CEO of Field Upgrading says his approach looks to produce cleaner and cheaper fuel. To watch the full interview, please visit

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Novel Desulfurization May Boost Refiner, Oil-Sand Production Values


Downstream Business - (Dec 3, 2014) Alberta-based Field Upgrading is touting a molten-sodium crude desulfurization and demetallization scheme that not only could slash the cost of refinery processing of oil-sands crudes—and simultaneously boost the producer value of such crudes—but also could deliver more supplies for the burgeoning low-sulfur marine bunker-fuel markets. Asked for more details ab..

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HSFO desulphurisation trials show promise


A Canadian technology firm says it has successfully used a patented desulphurisation technology to produce low sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) that can comply with upcoming bunker fuel sulphur limits from high sulphur feedstocks. Mike Doma from Alberta-based Field Upgrading told a bunker conference last week that the company’s vision was to be a supplier of low sulphur residual fuel by 2020. The firm says it has a ..

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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. In addition to the environmental benefits, the scalability of the technology is also noteworthy. Since the upgrading process..

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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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