How can we responsibly develop hydrocarbon energy?

Hydrocarbon energy will continue to be part of our society for decades...

For centuries, hydrocarbons have provided the majority of the world’s energy. More recently we’ve come to realize the unintended consequences of emitting carbon dioxide to the atmosphere in affecting the global climate. These emerging affects are creating increasing worldwide pressure to reduce the amount of new carbon introduced into the atmosphere.  Since the timelines needed to significantly reduce our dependence on hydrocarbons are measured in decades, it remains important to be increasingly responsible in how these resources are developed and used.  The projects in these three themes focus on supply-side activities of Canada's key hydrocarbon resources.


Heavy Oil - In-Situ

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Heavy Oil - Non-Aqueous Recovery

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Heavy Oil - Partial Upgrading

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Researchers on Developing Hydrocarbons Responsibly

Over seven years, Future Energy Systems plans to support more than 100 researchers and up to 1,000 Highly Qualified Personnel (HQP), including graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. To learn more about our researchers, visit the Researcher Directory.