Development History

IYQ Upgrading has been subjected to a rigorous development plan, characterized by:

  • Formal gating requirements at each stage
  • Internal written positions ("position papers") associated with each stage of development
  • Formal third party reviews associated with each element of the development

Each development project carried out was tailored for the technical challenge at hand, and staffed with appropriate third party expertise. Projects were carried out in private research facilities, universities, and in fit-for-purpose enterprises.

Evidence of the success of the development is found in the number of third party evaluations that have been carried out to date. In 2011 the project was formally recognized by the Alberta Science and Technology Foundation, with Dr. W. Brown receiving the award for Innovation in Oilsands.

The photos above represent snapshots from the many development programs carried out to advance the IYQ Upgrading technology.
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