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HOT WATER PRODUCTION (MINING)

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Question

What technical solutions can replace or supplement conventional hot water production approaches in either new or existing mining operations without using existing (or new) steam resources for heat exchange purposes?


The Issue: Oil sands mining and extraction processes require commercial scale (1000 – 10,000m3/hr) hot water in the 20-90 °C range. Currently this hot water is produced indirectly through contact with steam produced in natural gas fired boilers, and cogeneration units and waste heat.

The Challenge: Canada’s Oil Sands Alliance (COSIA) is seeking technologies that can replace or supplement conventional hot water production approaches in either new or existing mining operations without using existing (or new) steam resources for heat exchange purposes. Technologies will result in significant greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions over existing hot water production approaches.

Submissions Closed





Showcase Winner

Ontario-Based Combustion & Energy Systems


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Finalists

The following 2 companies were chosen from a wide variety of proposals, to participate in the Sprint.

Inproheat – Vancouver BC


Combustion & Energy Systems – Markham ON





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