Sprint 1 – Waste Heat (Cosia)

Partner: COSIA
Facilitator: Delphi Group & Tessellate Inc.

The Issue and Challenge

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.

The Challenge: To identify technologies that can capture high-grade waste heat and/or low-grade waste heat in steam generation boilers for SAGD operations, and transform it into higher-value heat or electricity.

Submission Deadline: November 28, 2015

We have received a large number of high-quality submissions and would like to thank the entrepreneurs who participated.

Innovation Sprint Finalists

June 27,  2016

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

AMSEnergy Corp

Innovation Sprint Winner

November 2017

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).

For further information, download the following:

• Challenge Definition & Application Guidelines
• Challenge Definition FAQs
• Webinar Orientation for Innovation Partners – Video / PDF
• Webinar Orientation for Innovators – Video / PDF