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20200521 WEBINAR: Bitumen Beyond Combustion (BBC)

20200521 WEBINAR: Bitumen Beyond Combustion (BBC)

SPE Young Professionals Webinar
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Young Professionals Webinar:
Bitumen Beyond Combustion

Date:  Thursday, May 21st , 2020
Location:  ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED! please email calgarysection@spe.org if you would like the login inforation to join.
Time: 11:45 a.m.(Registration), 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. (Luncheon)
Speakers: Paolo Bomben (Alberta Innovates)
Cost: FREE 


The Bitumen Beyond Combustion (BBC) concept, pioneered by Alberta Innovates over the past four years, aims at a fundamental diversification of the oil sands industry by developing non-combustion products from bitumen, their production technologies and uses. These products would complement traditional energy products, such as gasoline, diesel, and other fuels.

To date, four major BBC product categories have been identified: carbon fibres and combination products; asphalt binders; vanadium for large-scale storage of electricity in flow cells; novel polymers. This presentation will share the BBC concept and explore the technical and business cases for the four major BBC product categories.

Speaker Bio:

Paolo Bomben
Paolo Bomben is a Senior Manager of Clean Technology Development at Alberta Innovates. In this role he is the co-lead of the Bitumen Beyond Combustion portfolio as well as the lead for the Natural Gas Value Add portfolio. Before joining Alberta Innovates, Paolo spent two years in sustainability consulting at The Delphi Group and prior to that he was a Research Scientist at Click Materials where he focused on developing catalysts to produce hydrogen and oxygen from water. Paolo has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Windsor, and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Calgary.

Special thanks to the Ovintiv Corporation for sponsoring the Society of Petroleum Engineers Young Professionals technical events

May 21, 2020
From 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM