Dow to Build World’s First Net-Zero Ethylene & Derivatives Complex

On October 6, Dow announced plans to build world’s first net-zero carbon emissions integrated ethylene cracker and derivatives site in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.  The investment will increase Dow’s capacity of advantaged ethylene, polyethylene and derivatives manufactured across Alberta and builds on Dow’s previous success in reducing the carbon emissions intensity of its manufacturing fleet. “This […]

Shell Canada & Mitsubishi Corp. Announce Plans to Collaborate on Hydrogen Facility in AIH

Shell Canada Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation announced plans to collaborate on a low-carbon hydrogen facility near the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Scotford in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.   The low-carbon hydrogen will be produced via a natural gas feedstock and exported mainly to the Japanese market to produce clean energy. The first phase of the project […]

AIHA Welcomes New Chair

At our Annual General Meeting on September 3, 2021, Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) saw the transfer of Chairpersonship from Sturgeon County to Strathcona County. The Mayor of Strathcona County will serve as Chairperson of AIHA for two years, replacing outgoing Chairperson, Mayor Alanna Hnatiw of Sturgeon County. “For more than 22 years, the AIHA […]

Cielo Announces Purchase of Land in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

On August 24, 2021, Cielo Waste Solutions announced their purchase of a 60 acre industrial site with a 31,750 square foot industrial building in Fort Saskatchewan.  The property and location will, “quickly advance Cielo’s commercial development in Canada’s largest hydrocarbon industrial park,” says Cielo President and CEO Don Allan.  “We have Canada’s two largest rail […]

ITOCHU Corp. Announces Plans to Explore Ammonia Plant in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

Japanese trading house ITOCHU Corp. announced plans to explore commercial production of ammonia in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.  The project being explored is slated to be one of the world’s largest manufacturing facilities for the clean-burning fuel and represents a $1.6 billion CDN investment into our region.  This interest reinforces to the world that Alberta’s Industrial […]

Shell Announces Plans for Large-Scale CCS Project in AIHA

Shell announced a proposal to build a large-scale carbon capture and storage project at its Scotford Complex in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland. The Polaris CCS project, the largest in a series of low-carbon opportunities Shell is exploring, will capture carbon dioxide from Scotford refinery and chemicals plant. The initial phase is expected to start operations around […]

AIHA 2021 Annual Conference SOLD OUT

EVENT SOLD OUT JULY 9 Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association will hold its 2021 Annual Conference on Thursday, September 9. This full-day networking conference offers attendees an opportunity to engage with industry experts and elected officials.  The popular event will deliver a program designed to highlight activity in the Industrial Heartland region, to offer policy-related insights […]

Pembina and TC Energy Announce World-Scale CCUS Project

Pembina and TC Energy announced plans to jointly develop a world-scale carbon transportation and sequestration system which will be capable of transporting more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 annually. The project will leverage existing infrastructure, including those in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland, and develop a new sequestration hub, dubbed the Alberta Carbon Grid (ACG). Designed […]

Air Products Announces Net-Zero Hydrogen Energy Complex

Air Products Canada Ltd., in conjunction with the Government of Canada and the Province of Alberta, today announced a multi-billion dollar plan to build a landmark new net-zero hydrogen energy complex that will make Edmonton, Alberta the centre of western Canada’s hydrogen economy and set the stage for Air Products to operate the most competitive […]