Alberta Institute of Agrologists 13th Annual Conference on Agriculture, Food and the Environment
Morning Plenary Session
March 16, 2017
All About Canada’s Oilsands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) (Jonathan Matthews, COSIA)
Jonathan Matthews, Director of the Greenhouse Gases Environmental Priority Area, Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) provides an overview of COSIA’s collaboration model and planning framework for prioritizing innovation and technology development for each of the four Environmental Priority Areas, as well as providing updates on COSIA’s current project portfolio.
Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance in Canada's oil sands through collaborative action and innovation.
Through COSIA, participating companies capture, develop and share the most innovative approaches and best thinking to improve environmental performance in the oil sands, focusing on four Environmental Priority Areas (EPAs) – tailings, water, land and greenhouse gases.
COSIA’s collaboration model is helping to redefine, globally, how companies can innovate together, and accelerate solution development to address some of the world’s biggest challenges. To date, COSIA member companies have shared 936 distinct technologies and innovations that cost almost $1.33 billion to develop. These numbers are increasing as the alliance matures and expands.