Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance
Human ingenuity: reimagining energy for our planet
We are an alliance of oil sands companies working with scientists, academics, and innovators to make Canadian energy part of a sustainable environment.
A catalyst for better environmental outcomes
From exciting new scientific discoveries to game-changing technologies (and everything in between), our focus is on innovation. Explore research, innovation opportunities and projects within our priority areas. Or, submit an idea for consideration.
Helping start-ups access field trial funding
Eyes on the sky
How oil sands can help the world reach net-zero emissions
Net zero emissions: What will it take?
Big research moves sustainable mining forward
Solvents a breakthrough for emissions reduction
International Women's Day
Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow
COSIA is proud to join others around the world today to recognize the women and girls who are helping to build a more sustainable future for all. This year’s theme Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow shines a spotlight on women and girls who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation, and response.
Read more about some of our female innovators and scientists:
COSIA Podcast: Innovative Minds
Meet the next generation of oil sands innovators
Available on Spotify, Apple and Google
COSIA’s podcasts celebrate the perspectives, passion and personalities of the next generation of scientists who are bringing clean tech innovation to the oil sands. They feature, for example, Marcius Extavour who headed up the NRG COSIA XPRIZE competition; two enthusiastic reclamation experts who are working hard to restore disturbed land to natural habitat; and a young conservationist who trekked 3,000 kilometres through the oil sands over many summers to study more than 4,000 butterflies.
Collaborate with us
Our Environmental Technology Assessment Portal (E-TAP) provides an effective means to tap into the global environmental sector for solutions to current and future technology gaps and opportunities. If you have a technology idea you would like to submit on a non-confidential basis to COSIA for consideration then we invite you to submit your idea.
XPRIZE: Converting carbon into everyday products
The $20-million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE is a global competition to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO2 emissions into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels and other items that we use every day.
A unique global alliance
Our membership is responsible for over 90 per cent of the oil sands produced in Canada. Our member companies have signed our Charter and support our vision.
Sign up for our newsletter
Sign up to stay up-to-date on our progress and get the information you need to work with us. Our newsletter is another step towards ensuring this alliance is able to deliver on the shared vision of delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation.