July 2007

Bonus Report: Alternative Energy Sources

New power approach reduces air emissions

Integrating binary power plants conserves heat energy and generates electricity for bitumen extraction site

MacGregor, R., Jacobs Canada Inc.

Development of Canada's oil-sands resources generates significant levels of greenhouse gases (GHGs) per barrel of synthetic crude oil produced. An improved in-situ method recovers waste heat from a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) in-situ bitumen production facility that can be converted into electrical power. This study explores integrating the recovery of waste energy from the SAGD bitumen extraction plant with electrical power production. This option reduces GHG emissions by reducing natural gas (NG) consumption for power generation. Problem statement. One of the environmental issues facing development of Canada's oil-sands resources is the challenge to reduce levels of GHG emissio

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