Both Al Fin and Brian Wang have featured N-Solv, a Canadian process development of extracting oil out of the Athabasca Oil Sands bitumen deposited in huge amounts in northwest Canada.  While environmentalists will never be satisfied, for those with a reasoned view, the N-Solv process is going to raise environmental confidence, improve the economics and […]

GreenCentre Canada, a green chemistry incubator located at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario has spun out a new company, called Switchable Solutions.  Switchable Solutions is trying to commercialize a new type of industrial solvent invented by the University’s researchers. This is not your usual chemistry solvent.  Ready?  The new chemical mixes with oil in one […]