The Canadian oil and gas sector is diverse and complex. It is one of Canada’s most critical generators of jobs and foreign exchange. At the same time, it is one of Canada’s biggest emitters of CO2. In 2018, the oil and gas sector and the transportation sector were one of the two largest GHG emitters in Canada. Together, they accounted for 52% of total emissions.
Clean technology companies across the country, internationally and on academic campuses may have little direct experience with the regionally concentrated oil and gas sector. This creates a technical and cultural communications gap that can make collaboration challenging. Similarly, young professionals outside of oil and gas are not aware of the extent and pace of innovation within the oil and gas sector, or of the opportunities for material beneficial environmental impact through professional work focused on the oil and gas sector.
The “Cleantech Start-up cycle” webinar is part of the “Accelerating cleantech innovation in oil & gas” program designed to help companies in Canada’s oil and gas sector as well as Canada’s cleantech innovators develop the knowledge, tools and skills required to design, purchase and implement cleantech innovations that will help reduce the oil & gas sector’s CO2 emissions. The ”Cleantech Start-up Cycle” will help cleantech adopters, such as companies in the oil & gas sector, understand the challenges of cleantech companies, especially start-ups.