Aster Thermoacoustics announced as one of the winners of the GE Ecomagination Innovation Challence
During a ceremony held on February 3th 2015 at the GE innovation Centre in Calgary, Aster Thermoacoustics was announced as one of four winners of the first phase of General Electric’s two phase “Ecomagination Innovation Challenge” with winning submissions addressing alternative uses for waste heat from SAGD (Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage), ultimately reducing greenhouse gas(GHG) emissions in Canadian oil sands.
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During the ceremony Kees de Blok received the challenge award from Elyse Allan, President and CEO of GE Canada and John Rice, vice chairman of GE.
Beside a cash prize of $25,000 Aster Thermoacoustics and the other winners get an offer for another $100,000 in co-development funding to bring their idea’s to application in the oils sands.
Details and background of the challenge and of the other winners may be found on https://gereports.ca/ghg-ecomagination-innovation-challenge-winners.