Kevin Moran, PhD, MBA, P.Eng.
Vice President, Process Development, Titanium Corporation
The problem with oil sands is… the oil and the sand! Simply put, extracting oil requires miners to first mix it with hot water and chemical solvents, which then become part of the tailings waste stream. Kevin and Titanium have CVWtm – a sustainable technology that remediates that waste, capturing 4 times more of the solvents before the tailings go into ponds, dramatically reducing impacts, enabling both water and solvents to be reused. If deployed across the industry, CVWtm would annually reduce future GHGs by 4 megatonnes, VOCs by 55 kilotonnes, and water use by 40 million cubic meters, while hastening the remediation of tailings ponds.