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.
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).
Our Challenge Partner
“One of our challenges led to a potential reduction of GHG emissions in the oil sands by 500,000 tonnes annually.”
- Matt McCulloch P.Eng | Director, Greenhouse Gas Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance
“As a small company, it can be really hard to get in the door with industry and investors … this program has been a huge door opener for us, and a fantastic opportunity to partner with larger companies.”
- Michael Sams, CEO, AMS Energy
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