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Nuclear energy for the oil sands

an opportunity for Alberta

by Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories

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Published by [Alberta] in Edmonton .
Written in English

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Originally perceived as a cheap and plentiful source of power, the commercial use of nuclear energy has been controversial for decades. Worries about the dangers that nuclear plants and their radioactive waste posed to nearby communities grew over time, and plant construction in the United States virtually died after the early s. Nuclear plants based in the tar sands could provide an abundance of waste heat (to prevent the bitumen from freezing in the winter or to heat the hydro-transport system), an abundance of steam (superheated or saturated for the SAGD processes to cause the deep oil to flow), an abundance of electricity (to power the production process of oil), an. Using nuclear energy to generate steam would reduce the oil sands industry’s reliance on limited natural gas resources, reduce its exposure to volatile natural gas prices, and reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This study updates work carried out over the last two decades regarding the possible application of nuclear technology for.

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Nuclear energy for the oil sands by Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Canadian Energy Research Institute estimates that Canadian employment as a result of new oil sands investments is expected to grow f. For me this book was annoying. It is a "green nuclear" book that argues that nuclear power is necessary to save the world from global warming.

The author does this by taking tours with a nuclear scientist through the whole nuclear cycle from mine to power plant to waste storage repository.4/5.

Mined oil sands have been estimated to have an energy returned on invested of EROI of –6 for mined tar sands (perhaps 10% of the billion barrels), with in situ processing much lower at –4 (Brandt ).

And this EROI does not include the /5(16). Project Oilsand, also known as Project Oilsands, and originally known as Project Cauldron, was a proposal to exploit the Athabasca Oil Sands in Alberta via the underground detonation of up to nuclear explosives; hypothetically, the heat and pressure created by an underground detonation would boil the bitumen deposits, reducing their viscosity to the point that standard.

Darren Dochuk's new book, Anointed with Oil, looks at the connection between Christianity and the oil industry, including how late premier Ernest Manning opened up the oilsands for development in. A nuclear reactor to clean up the oil sands industry For environmentalists, there's nothing like a Canadian tar sands company as a whipping boy.

But a novel nuclear reactor could help things scrub Author: Mark Halper. As the share of oil sands in Canada's greenhouse gas emissions increase, the country scouts for greener alternatives.

Nuclear energy in a more elegant form might be the answer for Alberta. Stewart Brand at a debate, "Does the world need nuclear energy?" This is a list of books about nuclear issues. They are non-fiction books which relate to uranium mining, nuclear weapons and/or nuclear power.

^ "Stewart Brand + Mark Z. Jacobson: Debate: Does the world need nuclear energy?". Retrieved 21 October the bitumen from the oil sands to syncrude, a material similar to conventional crude oil.

The report shows that nuclear energy would be feasible, practical, and economical for use at an oil sands facility. Nuclear energy is two to three times cheaper than natural gas for each of the three scenarios analyzed.

Also, by using nuclear energy instead ofFile Size: 4MB. Preservation of Knowedge, peak oil, ecology - Preface. There are half a dozen articles below.

Although safety and disposal of nuclear waste ought to be the main reasons why no more plants should be built, what will really stop them is because it takes years to get permits and $–$20 billion in capital must be raised for a new MW nuclear power plant (O’Grady ).

Nuclear should be powering Alberta too, and powering the oil sands. Table 1 on the left hand sidebar shows Ontario’s grid electricity sources from the last hour. And Table 2 gives an idea of the sheer amount of CO 2 that comes from gas-fired power generators every day; gas-fired power is supposed to be clean.

Tar Sands a.k.a. oil sands. Nikiforuk, A. 22 May Difficult Truths about ‘Difficult Oil’. As we work down the hydrocarbon pyramid, energy gets messier and much more costly. ; Nuwer, R. Oil Sands Mining Uses Up Almost as Much Energy as It Produces.

InsideClimate News. Friedemann. In Energy and Empire, George A. Gonzalez presents a clear and concise argument demonstrating that economic elites tied their advocacy of the nuclear energy option to post American foreign policy goals.

At the same time, these elites opposed government support for other forms of energy, such as solar, that cannot be dominated by one by: Future Energy focuses on all the types of energy available to us, taking into account a future involving a reduction in oil and gas production and the rapidly increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.

It is unique in the genre of books of similar title in that each chapter has been written by a scientist or engineer who is an.

On the other hand it is clear that fossil fuels will be a significant part of our energy mix for the foreseeable future and the oil sands are a strategic global resource that ensures our energy security.

Nuclear power and in the longer term hydrogen derived from File Size: 75KB. For more than years, the shape and location of human settlements has been defined in large part by energy and water.

Cities grew up near natural resources like hydropower, and near water for agricultural, industrial and household use. Sustainable Nuclear Power provides non-nuclear engineers, scientists and energy planners with the necessary information to understand and utilize the major advances in the field.

The book demonstrates that nuclear fission technology has the abundance and attainability to provide centuries of safe power with minimal greenhouse gas generation.

This paper explores the feasibility and economics of using nuclear energy to power future oil sands production and upgrading activities, and puts forth several nuclear energy application scenarios for providing steam and electricity to in situ and surface mining by: 2. Oil recovery from tar sands and oil shale is considered along with questions related to the availability and the use of coal, the hydrogen economy, energy-storage systems, techniques for direct energy conversion, and aspects of solar-energy utilization.

Attention is also given to energy from windmills, tidal and wave energy utilization, hydroelectric-power generation, hydrothermal. nuclear energy, the energy stored in the nucleus of an atom and released through fission, fusion, or these processes a small amount of mass is converted to energy according to the relationship E = mc 2, where E is energy, m is mass, and c is the speed of light (see relativity).The most pressing problems concerning nuclear energy are the possibility of an.

Read a book on nuclear energy and share it with your friends. While it won’t compete with cocktail chatter about ‘Dancing with the Stars’, in fact. The report shows that nuclear energy would be feasible, practical, and economical for use at an oil sands facility. Nuclear energy is two to three times cheaper than natural gas for each of the three scenarios analyzed.

Also, by using nuclear energy instead of natural gas, a plant producingbarrels of bitumen per day would prevent up to. A recent report, Oil & Gas Pipelines Market Reportclearly stated that pipelines are the most efficient and economic means of transporting oil and gas from where it is extracted to where it will be processed and consumed.

Pipelines are increasingly being used to transport oil and gas as it combines efficiency and safety. After several years of speculation, the Alberta government last month released a long-awaited “expert’s report” on nuclear power and oil sands and has now embarked on a series of province-wide public consultations.

The move comes on the heels of a decision last month by Bruce Power, a private company that operates a publicly-owned nuclear station in western. Canada's conventional oil and gas reserves may be in decline, but the country's huge oil sands and uranium ore resources are of "energy superpower" proportions.

Interestingly, these two world-class energy resources can be developed synergistically: abundant nuclear energy can be used to help produce and extend fossil fuel resources, thus. Canadian Oil Sands and Other Energy Canada has the Largest Crude Oil Reserve, but much of it is in Canadian Oil Sands, which can be difficult to extract, but becomes profitable as energy prices remain high.

Suncor ; Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ) Natural GasAuthor: Techfarmer. The primary environmental benefit of nuclear energy in this application is to reduce CO 2 emissions by up to million metric tons per year for eachbarrel per day (bpd) bitumen production SAGD facility, or million metric tons per year for the replacement of MWe of grid electricity with a nuclear power by: 1.

Canada’s vast quantities of oil sands have been described variously as the world’s third largest proven crude oil reserve, Canada’s path to energy superpowerdom, ‘game over for the climate’, and ‘the most destructive project on earth’.Unsurprisingly, they have become an object of acrimonious public debate and significant political maneuvering.

As technology evolves, Canada’s proven oil reserves could grow even larger. In the oil sands, ultimate potential reserves, or the oil estimated to be recoverable as technology improves, are estimated at more than billion barrels. Learn more about the oil sands. Canada also has significant potential tight oil resources.

The introduction of Ezra Levant's Ethical Oil: The Case for Canada's Oil Sands was worth the price of the book all by itself.

I congratulate the author for beginning with a delightful trick that I've never seen pulled off so well: he rants against the oil sands with every familiar argument, he sucks the reader into a malevolent storm of /5(75).

In the s, a startling solution to the as-yet unsolved challenge of developing Alberta’s deeply buried oil sands began to circulate.

The proposal, known as “Project Cauldron,” was initiated by Los Angeles-based Richfield Oil Corporation, whose officials described it as an “experiment in the peaceful use of nuclear energy as an aid in producing oil from the McMurray oil sands buried.

In the early s, when the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission believed high-grade uranium ores to be in short supply domestically, it considered extracting uranium for nuclear weapons from the abundant U.S.

supply of fly ash from coal burning. InChina began exploring such extraction, drawing on a pile of some million metric tons of brown-coal fly ash at. Inoil sands emissions were 55 million tonnes which is equivalent to per cent of emissions of US coal sector.

That’s less than the emissions from two coal-fired power plants in the State of Georgia. The Canadian oil sands are. According to studies by the Canadian Energy Research Institute, the oil sands will pay an estimated $trillion in taxes and royalties—provincially and federally—over the next 20 years.

That’s money to fund what governments are elected to do: healthcare, social services, education and infrastructure. dian oil sands—touted at once as an energy security godsend and a cli- mate change disaster—highlight that tension and emphasize the need to intelligently address it.

At an estimated billion barrels of recoverable oil, the Alberta oil sands are the third largest proven oil reserves in the world. 15 According to NASA scientist James Hansen, “if Canada proceeds with oil sands development and nothing is done, it will be game over for climate.” 16 The federal government has adamantly denied these claims.

As oil prices soar and countries think twice about expanding nuclear power, we should be careful about where to point the finger, says Eric Walberg. Japan’s trauma following the partial meltdown of nuclear reactors in Fukushima has once again brought to the world’s attention the dangers of nuclear power.

From the start, it was clear that a broad advocacy of nuclear. Abstract Global energy futures are examined, taking into account critical problems related to the gaps between supply and demand, the decline of the oil era, data concerning the energy demand, aspects of conservation, coal, natural gas, nuclear energy, hydroelectricity, heavy oil, oil sands, oils from shale, a use of solar heat and solar electric energy, the utilization of wind and tidal.

Energy is critically important to the Canadian economy as Canada is among the largest energy producers and the highest per-capita energy consumers in the world. Canada is the world’s fourth largest crude oil exporter. 96% of Canada’s proven oil reserves are located in the oil sands.

GHG emissions per barrel of oil produced in the oil sands. Monthly Review has long been on record as opposed to the expansion of nuclear energy.1 Most recently, some of the dangers of nuclear power, both in its present form and with continuing new technological developments, were spelled out by Robert D.

Furber, James C. Warf, and Sheldon C. Plotkin of the Southern California Federation of Scientists, in their article on “The Future of. Oil sands, Kyoto and the Nuclear Option Nov.

4, 5 There are other extraction methods (oil out of the sand) that are more energy intensive Such as fiSAGDfl mentioned later that makes the above equation closer to: (bbl is short for barrel =45 us gal) 1 bbl (equivalent energy) = 1 bbl oil (refined) Or worse.nuclear energy as an alternative to growing utilization of natural gas and expensive carbon capture schemes using bitumen or coke gasification.

If the oil sands development plans currently being discussed are implemented in the to timeframe, should nuclear energy be used instead of natural gas, the total reduction in CO2 emissions could.

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