MCW Energy Group: successful initial testing of extraction of up to 99.9% of hydrocarbon content from oil sands tailings pond samples

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MCW Energy Group, a Canadian holding company involved in fuel distribution and the creation of oil sands extraction technology, announced successful results of processing random Alberta oil sands tailings ponds samples in a series of preliminary laboratory tests. The analyzed samples consisted of a sand/soil mixture: 41% - 41%; water: 25% - 26%; bitumen: 31% - 32%; cellulose and other impurities: less than 1%.

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Canada Launches Heavy Oil Working Group to Promote Cleaner Fossil Fuels

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The Government of Canada has established a Heavy Oil Working Group. The Honorable Christian Paradis, Minister of Natural Resources, initiated the working group with leaders from countries with heavy oil potential in the Americas during the Ministerial meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) in Washington, DC on 16 April. The group will facilitate the exchange of information and the sharing of expertise in the area of heavy oil extraction and development.

Devil in the Details: World Leaders Scramble To Salvage and Shape Copenhagens UNFCCC Climate Summit

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Watson’s warning represented one of the first statements by a ranking scientific adviser to an industrialized country that the goal of limiting global temperature increase to no more than 2 ºC—previously regarded by many experts, governments, and international bodies as a line in the sand against catastrophic climate change—may no longer be attainable. by Jack Rosebro.

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