oil sands industry plays a key role in helping Canada’s economy stay
strong while providing a stable energy supply across the nation and the
world. However, the environmental footprint of oil sands operations
continue to be a challenge.
Enhancing oil sands tailings management is more crucial than ever.
our innovative partnerships and unique research facility, the Oil Sands
Tailings Research Facility (OSTRF) is well poised to respond to these
challenges. The OSTRF, located in Devon, Alberta, is dedicated to
cross-disciplinary oil sands tailings research and development, and
enables fundamental exploration of new concepts which then can be tested
at the pilot scale. In addition to facilitating ground-breaking
research in oil sands tailings, the OSTRF is the chief vehicle through
which academia, industry and government meet to discuss tailings issues
in Alberta and disseminate research to the public.