Publications, Activities, and Awards

  • Assessment of greenhouse gas mitigation options for the iron, gold, and potash mining sectors
  • Investigating the mechanics of agricultural residue biomass-water mixtures flows while hydro-transporting in vertical pipes
  • Life cycle analysis of bitumen transportation to refineries by rail and pipeline
  • A comparative analysis of hydrogen production from the thermochemical conversion of algal biomass
  • A comparative techno-economic analysis of algal thermochemical conversion technologies for diluent production
  • A consequential life cycle assessment of biofuel production on transportation sector
  • A framework to assess the sustainability of technologies under future energy system
  • A look into Canada’s future electricity grid greenhouse gas emissions factors
  • A review and analysis of the models used to assess the market penetration of energy technologies with a focus on quantity-based models
  • A review of the process model and parametric study for the hydrothermal gasification of algal biomass
  • A review of the value-added chemicals and materials from bio-based lignin feedstocks.
  • A techno-economic assessment of renewable diesel and gasoline production from aspen hardwood
  • A techno-economic comparison of centralized and distributed mobile pyrolysis systems for the production of bio-oil from hardwood
  • Ali Talaei was awarded Alan Wharmby Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering for the year 2017-18
  • Ammonia production from black liquor gasification and co-gasification with pulp and waste sludges: A techno-economic assessment
  • An assessment of opportunities for cogenerating electricity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil sands
  • Application of artificial intelligence to estimate life cycle GHG emissions in the production of transportation fuels from bitumen
  • Application of high-frequency impedancemetry approach in measuring the critical velocities of biomass and sand slurry flows in pipelines
  • Assessing the impacts and costs of using low carbon energy technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil sands
  • Assessing the potential impact and cost of using low carbon energy technologies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the oil sands
  • Assessing the potential to generate heat and electricity from the wastes produced in Alberta industrial heartlands
  • Assessing the potential to generate heat and electricity in an integrated waste-to-value added facility in Alberta
  • Assessment of energy demand-based greenhouse gas mitigation options for Canada’s oil sands
  • Assessment of energy storage technologies: a literature review; formerly Techno-economic and life cycle assessments of electrical energy storage technologies: a literature review
  • Assessment of environmental and economic footprints of energy storage systems.
  • Assessment of greenhouse gas reduction options for Canada’s iron, gold, and potash mining sectors.
  • Assessment of long-term energy efficiency improvement and greenhouse gas emissions mitigation options for the cement industry
  • Assessment of natural gas supply chains from Canada to Europe
  • Assessment of Renewable Jet Fuel Production Potential for Alberta
  • Assessment of the impacts of process-level energy efficiency improvement on greenhouse gas mitigation potential in the petroleum refining sector
  • Assessments of Technologies Developed Under Future Energy Systems
  • Assessments of technologies developed under future energy systems
  • Biobattery concept: Decentralized production of fuel from forest biomass, agriculture residue and municipal solid waste
  • Biomass and waste feedstock inventory for Canada
  • Can we marry pipeline transportation with hydrothermal processing?
  • Co-processing of bio-oil and crude oil in a conventional refinery: Cost and bio-carbon content assessments for different pathways
  • Comparative assessment of pipeline hydro-transport of biomass feedstock – an overview of 8 years experimental and techno-economic studies
  • Comparative energy and techno-economic analyses of two different configurations for hydrothermal carbonization of yard waste
  • Comparative techno-economic analysis of bio-coal production through dry and wet torrefaction of biomass feedstocks
  • Comparative techno-economic assessment of producing pure CO2 from flue gases produced from fossil fuel plants using amine and ammonia separation
  • Comparison of vertical hydro-transport of lignocellulosic biomass with conventional solids
  • Conversion of biomass and municipal solid waste into renewable jet fuel
  • Decentralized use of forest biomass, agricultural residue, and municipal solid waste through the biobattery concept
  • Developing a framework for natural gas transmission GHG life cycle assessments
  • Developing a greenhouse gas life cycle assessment framework for natural gas transmission pipelines
  • Development and application of GCAM-Canada model for future scenario analysis
  • Development and application of GCAM-Canada model for future scenario analysis
  • Development of a techno-economically optimized framework for assessment of decentralized production of bio-oil
  • Development of Biomass Feedstock Inventory for Canada
  • Development of disaggregated energy use and greenhouse gas emission footprints in Canada's iron, gold, and potash mining sectors
  • Development of LEAP-WEAP integrated model for assessment of water and GHG footprints for power generation sector
  • Development of long-term GHG mitigation options for the Canadian oil sands
  • Development of optimal location of biorefinery through integration of GIS and techno-economic models
  • Development of rigorous refining model simulation models to determine the greenhouse gas emission impact of Canadian crude oil blends in a refinery
  • Development of techno-economic and greenhouse gas emissions models for the assessment of valuable metals recovery from the oil sands
  • Development of techno-economic models for the assessment of utility-scale electro-chemical energy storage technologies
  • Discussion on Potential Collaborative Project - 1st Joint CFREF Workshop UALberta - UCalgary
  • Economic and environmental impact assessments of Alberta’s oil sands with the Global Change Assessment Model
  • Energy efficiency improvement opportunities and associated greenhouse gas abatement costs for the residential sector
  • Enhanced biomethane recovery from fat, oil, and grease through co-digestion with food waste and addition of conductive materials
  • Evaluating energy and greenhouse gas emission footprints of thermal energy storage systems for concentrated solar power applications
  • Evaluating long-term greenhouse gas mitigation opportunities through carbon capture, utilization, and storage in the oil sands
  • Evaluation of energy and GHG emissions’ footprints of bitumen extraction using Enhanced Solvent Extraction Incorporating Electromagnetic heating technology
  • Evaluation of energy and greenhouse gas emissions of bitumen-derived fuels from toe-to-heel air injection extraction technology
  • Experimental investigation of agricultural residue biomass-water slurry flows in inclined and vertical pipelines
  • Extending sensitivity analysis using regression to effectively disseminate life cycle assessment results
  • Greenhouse gas emission abatement potential and associated costs of integrating renewable and low carbon energy technologies into the Canadian oil sands
  • How to assess the life cycle sustainability of technologies for future energy system?
  • How to model a complex national energy system? Developing an integrated energy systems framework for long-term energy and emissions analysis
  • How will Canada’s GHG emissions change by 2050? A disaggregated analysis of past and future GHG emissions using bottom-up energy modelling and Sankey diagrams
  • Hydrothermal liquefaction of lignocellulosic biomass feedstock to produce biofuels: parametric study and products characterization
  • Hydrothermal Torrefaction of High Moisture Content Biomass
  • Hydrothermal treatment of biomass to produce biofuels
  • Identification of best energy efficiency opportunities in Alberta’s petroleum refining sector
  • Integrated assessment of environmental footprints for energy scenarios
  • Integrated Assessment of Environmental Footprints for Energy Scenarios: Assessment of Future Energy Systems
  • Integration of large-scale biomass supply through pipeline for scale-up of biomass processing
  • Integration of pipeline hydro-transport and hydrothermal conversion technologies to produce biofuels
  • Investigating the mechanics of agricultural residue biomass-water mixtures flows while hydro-transporting in vertical pipes
  • Key factors affecting greenhouse gas emissions in Canada’s industrial sector: A decomposition analysis
  • Kumar M, Oyedun AO, Kumar A. A review on the current status of various hydrothermal technologies on biomass feedstock, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2018, 81 (2): 1742-1770.
  • Large scale pipeline hydrotransport of biomass feedstock to bio-based energy facilities
  • Large-scale hydrogen production from alternative sources for hydrogen economy.
  • Life cycle assessment of energy system transitions
  • Life cycle assessment of energy system transitions: the case of solar energy in Alberta
  • Life cycle assessment of energy systems transition
  • Life cycle assessment of energy systems transition
  • Life cycle assessment of energy transitions
  • Life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions of upgrading and refining bitumen from the solvent extraction process
  • Life cycle assessment of mono-crystalline TiO2 nanorod array based halide perovskite solar cells
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Monocrystalline TiO2 Nanorod Array Based Halide Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Life cycle assessment to evaluate environmental performance of thermochemical processing of biomass
  • Long-range Energy Alternatives Planning System - Application to Canada.
  • Long-term energy efficiency improvement and greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in the cement industry: A case study of Canada
  • Long-term evaluation of carbon capture and low-carbon energy technologies in the oil sands
  • Mapping Canadian energy flow from primary fuel to end use
  • Market penetration modeling of bitumen extraction technologies into Alberta's oil sands industry
  • Market penetration models for energy technologies: a new approach based on a review
  • Measuring agricultural residue and woodchips biomass slurry flows critical velocity in pipelines using high-frequency impedancemetry approach
  • Optimal siting of municipal solid waste to energy conversion facilities through a GIS-based framework
  • Options for conversion of by-products of pulp and paper mills in Western Canada
  • Parametric study of hydrothermal treatment of biomass to produce biofuels
  • Pipeline hydro transport of wheat straw biomass in vertical pipes
  • Potential for energy efficiency improvement and greenhouse gas mitigation from Canada’s iron and steel industry
  • Predicting the biomass conversion performance in a fluidized bed reactor using an isoconversional model-free method
  • Presentation delivered to the Future Energy Systems theme leaders meeting
  • Production of renewable diesel from woody biomass and agricultural residue: a techno-economic analysis comparative study
  • Prospects of renewable natural gas in North America: A review of feedstock availability, conversion technology, economic viability and emissions reduction potential.
  • Quantifying uncertainty in life cycle assessments of transportation fuels
  • Sadler Graduate Scholarship in Mechanical Engineering
  • Spatial distribution of usable biomass feedstock and technical bioenergy potential
  • Techno-economic analysis of ammonia production from black liquor gasification and co-gasification with pulp and waste sludges
  • Techno-economic analysis of carbon capture of flue gases from coal and natural gas using amine separation
  • Techno-economic and life cycle assessments of the natural gas supply chain from production sites in Canada to north and southwest Europe
  • Techno-economic assessment of bio-coal production through wet and dry torrefaction processes of different biomass feedstocks
  • Techno-economic assessment of introducing intermediate pyrolysis in small community landfills across Alberta
  • Techno-economic assessment of pipeline hydro-transport vs. truck delivery of forest residue biomass to a bio-based energy facility based on experimental measurements
  • Techno-economic assessment of pipeline hydro-transport vs. truck delivery of forest residue biomass to a bio-based energy facility based on experimental measurements
  • Techno-economic assessment of wet and dry torrefaction of biomass feedstock
  • The ConocoPhillips Canada Limited Graduate Scholarship in Hydrocarbon Development
  • The development of a cost model for two supply chain networks of the decentralized pyrolysis system to produce bio-oil
  • The development of a framework for the assessment of energy demand-based greenhouse gas mitigation options and cost curves for the mining sector
  • The development of a framework for the assessment of energy demand-based greenhouse gas mitigation options for the agriculture sector
  • The development of a process simulation model for energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of a vapor solvent-based oil sands extraction and recovery process
  • The development of a techno-economic model for the extraction, transportation, upgrading, and shipping of Canadian oil sands products to the Asia-Pacific region
  • The development of an energy-environment model for assessing renewable generation pathways for a fossil fuel-based electricity-producing jurisdiction
  • The development of an integrated model for the assessment of water and GHG footprints for the power generation sector
  • The development of framework for the assessment of long-term energy efficiency options and associated greenhouse gas emissions mitigation in the chemical sector
  • The development of net energy ratio and life cycle assessment of large-scale energy storage systems
  • The environmental performance of hydrogen production pathways based on renewable sources
  • Uncertainty in life cycle GHG emissions of biofuels due to coproduct utilization
  • Unleasing Canada’s Biomass Energy Potential
  • Upgrading of bio-oil via hydrodeoxygenation
  • Water-use implications of low carbon pathways in the oil and gas sector
  • Well-to-tank (WTT) energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the vapor solvent oil sands extraction process
  • What is the production cost of renewable diesel from woody biomass and agricultural residue based on experimentation? A comparative assessment
  • Which crudes have the lowest GHG emission intensity? A discussion on perspective