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Heavy crude demand drops as new shipping rules approach

As if pipeline bottlenecks weren’t enough, Alberta heavy oil producers are facing a new barrier to marketing their crude.

Renewable diesel producer looks to liquefy waste plastic for refining

A leading producer of renewable diesel is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining.

Nutrien eliminating 80 jobs at Vanscoy mine

Nutrien Ltd said it would cut about 80 positions at its Vanscoy mine in Saskatchewan as the fertilizer maker rebalances its potash production.

Hydro energy storage project gets green light

The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved Turning Point Generation’s Canyon Creek Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project, making it the first large-scale energy storage project for that province.
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Process News Now 

Pulp and paper may hold the key to ending plastic pollution

In this episode of Process News Now: Canadians are throwing out up to $150 billion worth of plastic each year – garbage that pulp and paper producers could eliminate; the world’s food and beverage industry are salivating for the upcoming SIAL Paris 2018 in October; a Cambridge, Ont. company has been selected by Bruce Power to design and deliver automated reactor component removal tools. » Read More

Additive manufacturing eyes 3D printing potential

Until recently, human hands and brain have been guiding those tools; but there are major changes coming, as promised by additive manufacturing businesses that are intent on bringing the primary additive tool – the 3D printer – into mass production. » Read More

Brawler Solidflex HPS tires approved as OEM solid tire option for Cat Wheel Loaders

The Brawler Solidflex HPS solid tire line, from Trelleborg Wheel Systems, has been selected as the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) solid tire option for Cat Medium Wheel Loaders and Small Wheel Loaders from Caterpillar Inc. » Learn More

Series 5000 packed tower scrubbers meet the most demanding requirements

Bionomic Industries has announced availability of their latest concept, the high efficiency Series 5000 Counter Current Packed Tower Scrubber with increased versatility. » Learn More

D2x Xenon and LED synchronized beacons approved for hazardous locations

Enhancing life safety by enabling systems integrators to extend automatic fire detection systems into hazardous areas, the D2x family of beacons and combined alarm horn/beacon units from E2S Warning Signals are compliant to UL464 and UL1638/UL1971. » Learn More

Measuring CO2 gas in enhanced oil recovery operations

Petroleum engineers responsible for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) operations will find the ST100 Series Thermal Flow Meter from Fluid Components International (FCI) provides precision CO2 gas mass flow measurement in a highly reliable and fully HazEx agency approved no-moving parts instrument. » Learn More

Oil Sands Trade Show

Suncor Community Leisure Centre
Fort McMurray, Alta.
September 11-12
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Lloydminster Heavy Oil Show

Agricultural Exhibition Grounds
Lloydminster, Alta.
September 12-13
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International Pipeline Expo

Telus Convention Centre
Calgary, Alta.
Sept 25-27
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Well Site Automation 2018 and the Internet of Things

The Westin Galleria
Houston, Texas
October 30-31
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