Today, new technology and innovative thinking remains fundamental to how we do business. We invest in incremental and game-changing technologies and pursue operational efficiencies. We also monitor technologies being developed by external parties to determine if, and when, an investment makes sense to advance the technology or adapt them for our business.
From technologies to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions to the reconstruction of a fen to innovations in waterless extraction, we’re actively pursuing technologies to improve our costs and environmental performance in the areas of greenhouse gases, water, tailings and land. You can read about these and rel="noopener noreferrer" other innovations in our Report on Sustainability.
Listen to a few of our employees in these videos as they share some of the technologies we are advancing.
Permanent Aquatic Storage Structure (PASS)
A Suncor-led research and technology development project focused on an accelerated dewatering process and treatment of fluid fine tailings creating a PASS lake shortly after the end of mine life.
In situ technologiesCurrently, Suncor is advancing several significant in situ technologies to transform the environmental and economic performance of producing oil from the oil sands.
Autonomous Haulage Systems
Suncor is moving forward with the phased implementation of autonomous haul trucks at its operated mines. Autonomous trucks operate using GPS, wireless communications and perception technologies.