Suncor’s Fort McMurray base plant stalled until September due to fire
Blaze in the extraction area was contained quickly, and no one was hurt.
Nextleaf granted patent for industrial-scale extraction of CBD and THC
Focus is on commercializing patents by licensing IP to partners operating in other legal markets, and supplying THC and CBD oils.
Former CanniMed CEO launches new pot company, but won’t be growing weed
Zyus Life Sciences Inc. will buy cannabis from licensed producers and focus on extraction and development.
Beleave begins cannabinoid extraction at new Hamilton lab
Patented process uses only ethanol, other food-grade components; no organic solvents.
Environmentalists prepared to fight new oil and gas regulations in Quebec
They claim push towards fossil fuel development runs counter to commitment to combat greenhouse gas emissions.
Alberta to diversify beyond energy extraction
Government to encourage more value-added processing.
Pipeline debates risk impact on oil and gas support services
Could lead to a pull-back of investment over the medium and long term.
Iceland signs a free trade agreement with China
First European country to do so; expands China’s influence in the Arctic.
$6.86M to field-test electro-thermal oil sands tech
E-T Energy is getting $6.86 million in funding and will be working with Total E&P Canada Ltd. to field-test a less environmentally intrusive method of extracting hard to access bitumen from the Athabasca oil sands.
THAI heavy oil tech reaches significant milestone
A global energy consulting firm has recognized the effectiveness of Petrobank Energy and Resources’ THAI heavy oil extraction technology its Kerrobert project.