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July 1st, 2010

More bitumen, fewer emissions

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GE Canada, which received $2 million, is taking a nanotechnology approach to CO2 capture in partnership with the University of Alberta, said Hari Suthan Subramaniam, the company's vice-president of government markets.

The technology is based on naturally occurring zeolites, rocks with molecular-sized pores that allow small molecules to enter, but not larger ones. The goal is to form them into membranes that can be used for high-temperature gas separation, Suthan Subramaniam said.

There is potential to reduce oilsands CO2 emissions by up to 25 per cent, he said.

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