Sprint 3 – Mining Hot Water Production (Cosia)
Partner: Cosia & Alberta Innovates
Facilitator: Delphi and Tessellate
The Issue and Challenge
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: 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.
Deadline for final questions: November 30, 2016 – Submission Deadline: December 16, 2016
Innovation Sprint Finalists
Innovation Sprint Winner
Ontario-Based Combustion & Energy Systems selected to advance in the ARCTIC Mining Hot Water Production Challenge.
Please see our news release for more information.