An application has been filed for nuclear plants near Peace River Alberta. Projected completion 2017.
Energy Alberta, which teamed with state-owned Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, said it would first build one twin-unit reactor that could produce 2,200 megawatts of electricity by early 2017.
I have had several articles discussing the oilsands and using nuclear power with it.
nuclear oilsands and water usage
Nuclear oilsands Shell is probably the customer
A review of the technical paper on nuclear powered extraction of oil from the oilsands
Projected oil production from the oilsands
Steam from nuclear plants can lower the cost and environmental cost of the production of ethanol and biofuels
The Oildrum reviews Toe to Heel Air injection, which is a potentially very good technique for recovering heavy oil It could recover 70-80% of the oil traditional instead of 20-50%.
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