ERA is in negotiations with Cenovus, in partnership with Shell and Devon, to explore innovative molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) technology for carbon capture from oil sands operations. MCFC is well suited for oil sands operations, and generates electricity and water in addition to capturing carbon dioxide. The project will demonstrate the use of MCFC for both carbon capture and electricity and water generation before deploying at full commercial scale.

ERA will actively work with the project proponents to design this project that will accelerate the achievement of technology results and GHG reductions. ERA has notionally allocated funds to the project based on a successful conclusion to the discussions.