Institute for Oil Sands Innovation (IOSI)

Just imagine...

Oil sands operations that use little or no water, consume less energy, generate lower greenhouse gas emissions and yield high-quality products at lower costs.

This is the vision of the Institute for Oil Sands Innovation (IOSI) at the University of Alberta. Our aim is to revolutionize the productivity and sustainability of oil sands operations by focusing on delivering breakthrough technology for cleaner, cheaper oil sands development, while also contributing to the development of tomorrow's top-flight researchers and industry leaders. IOSI's groundbreaking research will ensure that extraction and upgrading processes contribute fully to social, economic and environmental excellence - now and for future generations.

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