Solid bitumen ‘pucks’ could help fix Canada’s oil transport problems. Cold refined bitumen (Wikimedia Commons/Burger) Canada’s largest rail company, Canada National Rail, has developed a product called CanaPux: solid, dry pucks of bitumen that float, do not easily dissolve and do not combust easily. A researcher at the University of Oil pucks and pellets; Canada eyes new ways to move stranded crude. Cal Broder said two refineries in China are interested in his BitCrude product, which he intends to produce from bitumen. He The result is a solid puck-like product that CN Rail believes will mitigate the risks associated with train-based oil shipping, while at the same time opening the product to the global market and CN Rail has partnered up with the Alberta government and Toyo Engineering to further develop its CanaPux™ technology, a solid bitumen brick designed to be transported by rail. CanaPux™ are solid, dry pucks of bitumen wrapped in a layer of polymer. The pucks do not dissolve or combust easily, reduci A new technology has the potential to transform the transportation of tars sands oil. Right now, the already thick and slow-flowing oil, known as bitumen, has to be diluted with a super-light petroleum product, usually natural gas condensate, in order for it to flow through a pipeline or into a rail tank car. However, scientists at the According to the Globe and Mail newspaper, CN, Canada’s largest railway has filed a patent application for a new technology that turns bitumen—the heavy crude produced at the oil sands—into a mostly solid dry good, by mixing and wrapping it with polymer.
11 Apr 2019 Raw bitumen at room temperature has the consistency of peanut butter. Below freezing, it's as hard as a hockey puck. To make it flow in a
Now there’s a way to get Alberta oil to market without pipelines — and recycle plastic at the same time CN Rail, First Nations company partner to build bitumen pucks plant that will save oil Bitumen pucks are the common term for CanaPux, which have been developed by the railway company and Wapahki Energy, a business owned by Heart Lake First Nation. The bitumen polymer “pucks” could be transported using dry good transport systems, similar to coal or grain. The solidification process is reversible at the destination. In the event of a spill during transport, the pucks, which float in both fresh and salt water, can be recovered quickly and efficiently. Canadian National Railway Co. says it is planning to build a pilot plant worth up to $50 million next year to create pucks made of oilsands bitumen to transport by rail and ships to customers CN Rail planning pilot plant to create oilsands bitumen pucks that are easy to ship and float in water CN has been working for years on a technology that mixes and coats the heavy, sticky oil with
11 Nov 2018 Oil pucks and pellets; Canada eyes new ways to move stranded crude in his BitCrude product, which he intends to produce from bitumen.
Over the past decade, uncertainty has been constant in Canada's oil and gas What's more, a project to transform oil-sands bitumen into “pucks” and wrap it 15 Feb 2017 bitumen or bituminous mixture, any oil derived from a bitumen or at 10° C ( approximately 50° F) bitumen has the hardness of a hockey puck.
31 May 2019 Government policies that slow Canadian oil exports with pipeline of bitumen via rail, either in pellets, pucks or in full shipping containers,
26 Sep 2019 We may soon be adding bitumen o the list of manifests of the world stage as an oil port, with a shipment of Bitumen having recently transited also would remove the diluent and turn bitumen into hockey puck sized blocks
The bitumen polymer “pucks” could be transported using dry good transport systems, similar to coal or grain. The solidification process is reversible at the destination. In the event of a spill during transport, the pucks, which float in both fresh and salt water, can be recovered quickly and efficiently.
Can Bitumen 'Pucks' Save Canada's Oil Sands Producers? Nov. 15, 2018 2:37 PM ET new technologies seeks to lower the cost of oil sands transport by making oil sands "pellets" and "pucks." But However, Canadian oil-by-rail volumes are currently increasing and an even higher volume of tar sands oil is expected to be moved this way. Without these new American destinations for diluted bitumen transported by rail, the options for Canadian oil producers have been limited further.
11 Nov 2018 Vanadium is a by-product of bitumen production. Shell Canada. Enter Canapux - Hockey puck oil. CN claims that solid crude, never before