No Wastewater, No Problem

The energy industry gets a bad rep for environmental performance but are they doing more than meets the eye?


What’s up.

A Canadian oil refinery became the first ever facility to recycle 100 percent of its wastewater on-site. Using GE Water & Process Technologies’ advanced water recycling treatment process the wastewater is completely reused to generate steam for heating, hydrogen production, powering equipment and cooling towers. This technology was named Industrial Project of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards in Madrid, which represents the most impressive technical or environmental achievement in the field of industrial water.       

Broken Down.

We all know water is a very precious resource. So by demonstrating that the facility can reuse every last drop exhibits significant efficiency and sustainability within the industry. With this innovation, the Saskatchewan refinery's reliance on raw water from the city of Regina aquifer will decrease by the equivalent of 3,100 households on an annual basis. Canada ranks amongst the highest environmental standards in the world, and this innovation displays Canada’s ability to continue to adhere to those standards.

Broken Down Even More.

High Canadian environmental standards are driving innovation and industry leading advancements in the energy industry. It’s no wonder that Calgary is home to GE’s global Customer Innovation Centre. The centre brings together global experts and advanced tools to solve complex business challenges.     

The energy industry gets a bad rep for environmental performance but are they doing more than meets the eye?

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