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What technical solutions can capture high-grade waste heat and/or low-grade waste heat in steam generation boilers for Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) operations, and transform it into higher-value heat or electricity?

The Issue: Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) operations combust large quantities of natural gas to produce steam. A portion of the heat generated in the process is lost through boiler stacks as high temperature flue gas (200°C ) or as low-grade waste heat (60°C to 80°C ) from process operations.

Showcase winner

AMSEnergy – the first-ever winner of the final stage of an ARCTIC Innovation Challenge. AMSEnergy’s thermosyphon heat pipe technology addresses the ARCTIC Waste Heat Challenge, which is sponsored by Foresight and the Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA).


Two Innovation Sprint Finalist were selected from more than 15 proposals.

AMSEnergy Corp

Heat Matrix Group BV

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