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Could bitumen help pave a low-carbon future?

Bitumen needs to evolve beyond it’s current use – asphalt could be the answer

The emerging lower-carbon global economy is propelled by commitments to use less, waste less and emit less. Reducing emissions to zero is a goal that was reinforced last week with the federal government’s announcement of Bill C-12. If passed, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act will make it legally binding for current and future governments to outline targets that will get Canada to net-zero emissions by 2050. However, the bill leaves a big question hanging: how?

For years, Canada’s resource and energy sectors have been gripped by a crisis of reinvention as they try to figure out a suitable and competitive future. With the arrival of the pandemic, this lack of true north was further cemented, accelerating discussions around the sectors’ long-term viability.

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