Advanced technology supports environmental stewardship
Suncor Energy: A commitment to sustainability
Case Study - Challenge
A commitment to sustainability is a hallmark of Suncor's operations. In fact, its "triple bottom line vision" of sustainable development dictates that energy development initiatives should enable economic prosperity, promote social well-being and preserve a healthy environment.
Case Study - Solution
GE and Suncor established a joint development program covering a variety of technologies designed to increase steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facility reliability, including water treatment, "smart systems," waste management, and equipment up-time.
In-situ joint technology development program — a key part of Suncor's plans to increase bitumen supply.
Case Study - Results
• Renewable energy projects are expected to displace the equivalent of nearly one million tonnes of CO2 yearly (equivalent to taking 250,000 cars off the road)
• Suncor plans to reduce fresh water consumption by 12% from 2007 levels by 2015 -- a reduction of 5.6 million m3, or enough to fill 2,240 Olympic-size swimming pools