The CERC program has helped advance the University of Calgary’s strategic goals in energy research, developing national and international partnerships and spearheading large initiatives such as the application for the Global Research Initiative. With an emphasis on innovation in Canada, the CERC program has increased the focus on producing intellectual property, yielding two pending patents to date, and has initiated commercialization activities for two different technologies.
Adjacency Labs Corp.
Adjacency Labs Corp. developed technology that is the only known solvent for extracting kerogen from surface and subsurface oil shale.
CalAgua Innovations Corp.
CalAgua Innovations Corp. has developed a patented solution for permanently dewatering Alberta’s 1.4 trillion litres of oil sands tailings ponds.
CNERGREEN designs high-performance fluids, like nanofoam, compatible with existing processes and infrastructures for enhanced oil recovery (EOR).
SenSyn Inc. is a patented leak detection technology made of compartmentalized sensors. Highly sensitive and developed specifically for hydrocarbons, these sensors can also be tailored for other leak compositions.
Research Collaborators & Partners
- Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Core Energy
- Imperial College
- InnoTech Alberta
- Interface Fluidics
- Leeds University
- McGill University
- Nissan Chemicals
- Norwegian University of Science & Technology
- SINTEF Petroleum Research
- Summit Nanotech
- Tsinghua University
- University of Alberta
- University of Bergen
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Waterloo