February 12, 2007

GeoPower In The Oil Sands
Sat 10 Feb 2007
My feature in today's Toronto Star takes a look at the potential for enhanced geothermal systems as an alternative to natural gas in the oil sands. Major oil companies have quietly formed a consortium called GeoPower In The Oil Sands that is exploring the clean resource in an attempt to reduce emissions that result from oil sands production. Heat in the Earth's crust could supply enough hot water and steam to replace natural gas use, offering some hope of sustainable expansion of the Athabasca sands.