Exergy Solutions is one of nine Canadian manufacturing projects that are receiving a cumulative investment of $28.8 million from Next Generation Manufacturing Canada (NGen). NGen is the industry-led not-for-profit organization that leads Canada’s Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster. Its mandate is to help build world-leading advanced manufacturing capabilities in Canada for the benefit of Canadians. NGen works to strengthen collaboration among its membership of more than 2,500 manufacturers, technology companies, innovation centres, and researchers, and provides funding and business support to industry-led initiatives that aim to develop, apply, or scale-up transformative manufacturing solutions in Canada for commercialization in global markets
Exergy Solutions is leading a consortium developing new technologies that will reduce the environmental impact of oil sands production. The project, conducted in partnership with Suncor Energy and Precision ADM Inc., will build collaboration with oil sands processors to discover ways in which additive manufacturing can improve industry performance. The project will develop new oil sands and mineral processing technologies that will reduce energy intensity and resulting greenhouse gas emissions. It will also develop cleantech solutions that will mitigate the environmental impacts of using solvents, significantly reducing water usage and eliminating the need for tailings ponds.
“Deploying advanced additive manufacturing will position Canada as a global leader in environmentally improved oil and gas extraction and unleash the potential to expand our energy industry in a sustainable manner,” said Billy Rideout, President, Exergy Solutions.