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Creating diverse and cost-effective greenhouse gas (GHG)-reduction pathways for industrial GHG emitters

Our areas of focus

CanmetENERGY Ottawa’s Industry program consists of research and development (R&D) in fuel switching, improving energy intensity of processes, and process heat utilization. We focus on assisting three main industry sectors: primary metals, cement and concrete, and chemical and petroleum refineries. Currently, we are focused on:

  • fuel switching: seeking to achieve a greater than 25% reduction in facility GHG emissions, by delivering solutions to substitute alternate fuels for fossil fuels
  • process energy intensity improvements: delivering both incremental and transformative, cost-effective technology solutions to reduce energy intensity and reliance on fossil fuels amongst Industry (as defined above)
  • process heat utilization: accelerating the development of technologies that allow Industry to recover heat from their industrial processes, develop and integrate new cycles for generating power, and improve their heat management

Industry projects at CanmetENERGY in Ottawa

To address the areas of focus listed above, CanmetENERGY Ottawa is currently involved in the following industry-focused projects:


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Global excellence in steelmaking R&D

CanmetENERGY Ottawa research scientist Louis Giroux was posthumously awarded the 2021 Association for Iron and Steel Technology’s Josef S. Kapitan Best Paper Award (Cokemaking), for the paper “Coal Rheology – The Effect of Rank and Sample Preparation on Test Results”.

The award recognizes the significance of the paper’s contribution to the field of steelmaking. Being able to accurately evaluate the rheological properties of coal helps optimize coal blends used to produce high quality coke for producing steel.

Read “Coal Rheology – The Effect of Rank and Sample Preparation on Test Results”

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