Enlighten Innovations Inc., and its division, Field Upgrading, is a Canadian company based in Calgary, Alberta, dedicated to the development and commercialization of a new sulphur removal and upgrading technology called DSU®.

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September 7, 2018

Financial Post: New rules on sulphur will make a fifth of output uneconomic within two years

From the lack of available pipeline capacity to the potential adoption of electric cars, there is no shortage of threats facing the Canadian oilsands. But the latest menace lies in a seemingly innocuous and highly common element: sulphur. Long a byproduct of the heavy oil industry, sulphur is so common that it’s become a part of the general landscape at mining sites such as Syncrude Canada Ltd.’s Mildred Lake facility (now majority owned by Suncor Energy Inc.), where massive blocks of sulphur byproduct are stacked several storeys high, kind of like a yellow-stained low-rise apartment complex. Global regulators are trying...

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September 5, 2018

Daily Oil Bulletin: Six New Inductees Chosen To Join Canadian Petroleum Hall Of Fame

More than two centuries of energy sector experience. Who wouldn’t hire that? Between them, the six individuals being honoured this year by the Canadian Petroleum Hall of Fame have produced a range of achievements and accomplishments as diverse as their careers. That adds up to an impressive resume, defined by impacts that have helped the petroleum sector continue to evolve and expand. The Hall of Fame announced its 2018 lineup this week and once again, it’s a collection of women and men who represent the essence of a sector that for decades has progressed because of the people who power...

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July 26, 2018

Troy Media: BDC broadens support for entrepreneurs

A record 56,000 entrepreneurs receive support from the Business Development Bank of Canada, a 14 per cent increase from last year, according to the BDC’s 2017-2018 annual report released on Thursday. “The ambition, agility and creativity of entrepreneurs inspires us to go further, faster – because when entrepreneurs succeed, Canada succeeds. We not only boosted our client numbers, but also broadened the diversity of those we accompany,” said Michael Denham, president and CEO of BDC, in a statement. “Our primary goal is to fast-track the growth of entrepreneurs. This means we constantly have to accelerate our own pace, in-person and online.”...

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July 12, 2018

JWN Energy: 10 oilsands technologies are semi finalists in NRCan’s $155 million Clean Growth Program

Natural Resources Canada has released the semi-finalists that will compete for their share of a $155 million investment prize later this year aimed at clean technology in energy, mining and forestry, and 10 oilsands technologies are on the list. NRCan’s Clean Growth Program received funding as part of last year’s federal budget. It reportedly received 750 submissions during a four-month application period, now whittled down to a short list of 92. Representing the oilsands industry are Canadian Natural Resources, Suncor Energy, Imperial Oil, Husky Energy and MEG Energy along with technology developers Titanium Corporation, Enlighten Innovations, ElectroKinetic Solutions and CalAqua...

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July 7, 2018

Calgary Herald: Distinguished Business Leader Award presented to Guy Turcotte

The Distinguished Business Leader Award, co-presented by the Haskayne School of Business and the Calgary Chamber of Commerce, has recognized outstanding leaders in the Calgary business community since 1993. Since 2008, proceeds from the gala have supported the endowment of a scholarship awarded annually to a Haskayne undergraduate student who reflects a commitment to ethical leadership. Additionally, in 2014, the Calgary Chamber’s Emerging Entrepreneur fund was introduced to support our city’s entrepreneurs. More than 420 guests gathered at the Hyatt Regency on June 21 to honour Guy Turcotte, recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Business Leader Award. An apt choice indeed...

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June 15, 2018

Calgary Herald: Haskayne School honouree exemplifies leadership, long-term thinking

Each year, the Haskayne School of Business and Calgary Chamber of Commerce recognize a community leader who’s made a difference in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. This year’s Distinguished Business Leader Award recipient is Guy Turcotte, an important player in the evolution of Canada’s oilpatch. Turcotte founded Chauvco, one of the first Canadian energy companies to buy into operations in Argentina, and has also been involved in the midstream world through Alliance and Fort Chicago Partners LP (which became Veresen). He was part of the team that invested in Western Oil Sands — sold to Marathon in 2007 for...

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May 8, 2018

Global News: $70M committed to Alberta greenhouse emission-reducing projects

The Alberta government has announced $70 million in funding through its Oil Sands Innovation Challenge to help oilsands producers reduce emissions. On Tuesday, the province said nine projects were selected from a list of 47 submissions by industry. They are expected to reduce emissions by more than four million tonnes per year by 2030. “We’ve got partial upgrading technology, new water-treatment processes and materials and enhanced bitumen-recovery technologies,” Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said. “They will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and they will reduce costs for producers.” The funding is provided by the government’s Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), an organization designed...

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May 8, 2018

CTV News Edmonton: Oil Sands Innovation Challenge to reduce emissions

The provincial government is helping fund nine projects that will work to reduce oil sands-related emissions. View the news broadcast at https://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1389707

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May 8, 2018

JWN Energy: Alberta invests $70 million in clean bitumen production technologies

Through its Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) initiative, the province has announced up to $70.6 million in funding toward oilsands projects estimated to result in potential greenhouse gas emissions reductions of up to four megatonnes of annual CO2 equivalent reductions in Alberta by 2030. The nine projects, launched by ERA’s Oil Sands Innovation Challenge, advance technologies in bitumen production, steam generation, upgrading, tailings management and land reclamation. “This is ERA’s largest challenge yet,” said ERA CEO Steve MacDonald. “Our funding is leveraged, and with that leveraging we expect industry to invest approximately $723 million in these projects.” The oilsands sector emits...

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