Analysis & Testing Services

InnoTech Alberta

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Alberta Manufacturing and Fabrication Innovation Program (AMFI) – Aims to help Alberta manufacturers and fabricators be globally competitive by accelerating the adoption of new and advanced technologies to increase productivity and quality.

Chemical Analysis and Testing – Performs analysis of environmental, industrial and petroleum samples to determine chemical and physical composition.

Engineered Wood Composite Materials Development and Testing – Helps bring new Alberta fibre products to emerging markets.

Manufacturing and Fabrication – Supports additive manufacturing with technology identification, demonstration and assessment.

Protective Coatings Development and Testing – Develops and deploys surface treatments to improve wear performance resulting in reduced maintenance costs.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging Centre

InnoTech Alberta

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InnoTech Alberta’s Computed Tomography (CT) Service provides computed tomography, 2D and 3D imaging, image processing, and visualization with an emphasis on the accurate extraction of quantitative information. The CT Service’s primary focus is support for applied research and development on a fee-for-service basis.

Non-destructive examination of internal structure is provided by an Aquilion ONE helical CT scanner. This medical scanner produces high-resolution 3D images of objects and samples as well as dynamic experiments.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Ecosystems & Plant Sciences

InnoTech Alberta

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Biodiversity Monitoring – Tracks changes in Alberta’s wildlife and their habitats and provides ongoing, relevant, scientifically credible information on Alberta’s living resources.

Crop Research – Supports the Alberta agriculture industry by helping the sector develop crop varieties that resist biotic stresses like plant disease and abiotic stresses like drought and cold.

Ecosystem Management – Enables change in Alberta’s environmental sector by developing and applying innovations which support cost-effective management at local to provincial scales.

Reclamation – Provides leadership on the development of applied, innovative, practical and holistic land reclamation and remediation procedures and technologies for landscapes disturbed by industrial activities.

Water Management – Provides better tools for investigation and sustainable management of regional water resources for industrial, agricultural, and municipal development in Alberta.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Ecosystems and Plant Sciences

InnoTech Alberta

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Bioidversity Monitoring – Tracks changes in Alberta’s wildlife and their habitats and provides ongoing, relevant, scientifically credible information on Alberta’s living resources.
Crop Research – Supports the Alberta agriculture industry by helping the sector develop crop varieties that resist biotic stresses like plant disease and abiotic stresses like drought and cold.
Ecosystem Management – Enables change in Alberta’s environmental sector by developing and applying innovations which support cost-effective management at local to provincial scales.
Reclamation – Provides leadership on the development of applied, innovative, practical and holistic land reclamation and remediation procedures and technologies for landscapes disturbed by industrial activities.
Water Management – Provides better tools for investigation and sustainable management of regional water resources for industrial, agricultural, and municipal development in Alberta.

Sector:
  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Licensing Opportunities

InnoTech Alberta

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InnoTech Alberta has a variety of technologies available for licensing, and we work with large and small companies to set up mutually beneficial licensing deals. InnoTech Alberta’s licensing opportunities are the result of our world-renowned research programs which span across several different sectors.  With more than 90 years in applied research and development, we are an experienced commercialization partner with significant in-house expertise and unique facilities.

InnoTech Alberta has access to licensing professionals through the legal services department at Alberta Innovates to manage intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing opportunities.

Please contact Licensing@innotechalberta.ca to learn more about our technology transfer and licensing opportunities.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Processing Technologies

InnoTech Alberta

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Enivornmental Microbial Culture Bank– InnoTech Alberta has a substantial collection of over 200 anaerobic mixed enrichment cultures capable of metabolizing a range of hydrocarbons, crude oil and coal. The cultures are mainly methanogenic, though there are some cultures under nitrate- and sulfate-reducing conditions.
Industrial Sensor Technologies – Engages in research, development and deployment of new measurement systems for resource industries.
Materials and Reliability in Oil Sands (MARIOS) – An industry-directed consortium that tackles oil sands maintenance and reliability issues.
New Value-Added Products – Processing Technologies aims to help industry develop higher-value materials. The Bio-Thermo-Chemical Processing team adds value to materials and organic residuals.
Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Management (PICoM) – An industry-led working group which facilitates collaborative R&D projects to improve detection, measurement and mitigation methods for corrosion in pipeline systems.
Process Optimization – Using the expertise and equipment required for the optimization, industrialization, and scale-up of processes, we help increase the value of biofibre resources by extracting and testing higher-value materials.
Reliability – The Welding, Corrosion and Fluid Systems Engineering teams at Devon provide expert-level consultation on productivity and quality enhancement for the energy, manufacturing, fabrication, and construction industries.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Processing Technologies

InnoTech Alberta

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Environmental Microbial Culture Bank – InnoTech Alberta has a substantial collection of over 200 anaerobic mixed enrichment cultures capable of metabolizing a range of hydrocarbons, crude oil and coal. The cultures are mainly methanogenic, though there are some cultures under nitrate- and sulfate-reducing conditions.

Industrial Sensor Technologies – Engages in research, development and deployment of new measurement systems for resource industries.

Materials and Reliability in Oil Sands (MARIOS) – An industry-directed consortium that tackles oil sands maintenance and reliability issues.

New Value-Added Products – Processing Technologies aims to help industry develop higher-value materials. The Bio-Thermo-Chemical Processing team adds value to materials and organic residuals.

Pipeline Integrity and Corrosion Management (PICoM) – An industry-led working group which facilitates collaborative R&D projects to improve detection, measurement and mitigation methods for corrosion in pipeline systems.

Process Optimization – Using the expertise and equipment required for the optimization, industrialization, and scale-up of processes, we help increase the value of biofibre resources by extracting and testing higher-value materials.

Reliability – The Welding, Corrosion and Fluid Systems Engineering teams at Devon provide expert-level consultation on productivity and quality enhancement for the energy, manufacturing, fabrication, and construction industries.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Reservoir & Geosciences

InnoTech Alberta

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AACI Research Program– An in-situ heavy oil research and development consortium that partners industry with government to advance field-focused technologies.

Heavy Oil and Oil Sands Development – Solves challenges associated with the application of heavy oil and bitumen recovery field processes.

In-Situ Oil Sand Water Research Testing Program – InnoTech Alberta and participating industry members are working together to gather innovative ideas through research to reduce water usage in in-situ oil sands operations.

InsituSIM Modelling Support – InnoTech Alberta is partnering with Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) and Process Ecology to offer additional support for innovators looking to test their technologies on InsituSIM.

Oil and Gas Production Technologies – Provides services related to heavy oil and bitumen production challenges, from the well bore, through the well head and production pad, to the gathering lines that lead to processing facilities.

Ore and MFT Sample Banks – Do you have a new mineable oil sands process or technology you would like to test? InnoTech Alberta offers an oil sands sample bank where you can purchase oil sands samples from the Athabasca area.

Primary Separation and Processing – Improves oil sands surface processes including mining, tailings treatment, in-situ produced fluids treatment, and upgrading through process development and evaluation.

Tight Oil and Gas Development – Develops in-situ recovery processes for conventional heavy oil, tight oil, and shale gas.

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  • Environment
  • Forestry
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other