In August 2019, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources announced an investment of close to $2 million for ElectroKinetic Solutions Inc. to field test a new dewatering technology that will speed up the process to reclaim new and legacy oil sands mine tailings sites. Funded through Natural Resource Canada’s Clean Growth Program, in collaboration with Alberta Innovates, the project will test and refine EKS’ dewatering technology, which offers many economic and environmental benefits including reducing demand for fresh water, facilitating immediate and progressive site reclamation, reducing…
EKS is also pleased to announce the commissioning of the field demonstration of its EKS-DT process (the “Project”). This field demonstration is the culmination of seven years of technology development. Proof-of-concept was achieved through more than three years of laboratory research. Scaled-up tests were performed at the C-FER facility in Edmonton, Alberta. A built-for-purpose test cell was constructed this spring at InnoTech Alberta’s Vegreville research facility and was filled with 1,750 m3 of fine fluid tailings. EKS designed the EKS-DT installation and fabricated and deployed…
ElectroKinetic Solutions Inc. (EKS) Chair and President James Micak announced today the appointment of Shaun Kavalinas as the new Chief Executive Officer. Shaun’s appointment is effective November 1. EKS also announced that retiring CEO James Micak will serve as Executive Chair of the Board and will continue to provide advisory support to the CEO.
EKS-DT reduces the demand on fresh water sources by increasing the water available for reuse and decreases the disturbed land footprint from tailings handling, storage, and disposal. To learn more, visit the Benefits of EKS-DT Process page.
EKS – Dewatering Technology process test results demonstrate clearly that the overall impact of EKS-DT will be to improve the long-term sustainability of Alberta’s oil sands industry. To learn more, visit the Benefits of EKS-DT Process page.
EKS has prepared a detailed quantitative life cycle analysis for its technology and used these results to compare its economic and environmental performance with other dewatering technologies. The EKS-DT process clearly out performs existing technologies. To learn more, visit the Benefits of EKS-DT Process page.
Ongoing EKS-DT process optimisation research is being conducted in collaboration with Western University.
EKS has developed a number of patented innovations that have resulted in major improvements in the capital and operating costs of the EKS-DT process as well as improvements in the performance of the dewatering process itself.
EKS is pleased to have been identified by Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) as a company that is helping to drive innovation in the oil sands industry. EKS is proud of the recognition the industry is giving it’s ElectroKinetic Solutions – Dewatering Technology (EKS-DT) and believe EKS-DT can help oil sand producers better manage oil sand tailings.