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Oil Sands Bitumen Extraction

A bitumen extraction process that is better for the environment


Our revolutionary process offers an environmentally sustainable ionic liquid bitumen extraction method that is ideal for greenfield oil sands developments. The CalAgua method separates sand from bitumen without the creation of tailings ponds and can be built to required production size. By radically re-thinking the traditional mining and separation processes, our ionic liquids reduces the need for water, eliminating the creation of tailings ponds and significantly decreases greenhouse gas emissions generated from steam and water heating. 

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