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Clean & Green Hydrocarbons Krzysztof (Kris) Palka
Our Vision: ! We want the same thing you want. ! An energy industry that’s better for the planet, and for people, and for profit.
The green origin of hydrocarbons ! If you consider that forces of nature created them, they are green. Hydrocarbons were created by a combination of: ! • • • • • • • • the sun’s energy CO2 photosynthesis phytoplankton and plants zooplankton and animals anoxic conditions pressure and temperature and a lot of time
Easy access to abundant energy ! Humanity has flourished with tremendous help from fossil fuels: coal, oil and natural gas.
How did hydrocarbons become dirty? ! Because we burn them as fuel. Hydrocarbon combustion generates both GHG emissions and pollution. When we had fewer people and fewer activities, this was not significant. ! But now, we are overwhelming nature’s ability to deal with the results of hydrocarbon combustion. !
and… we burn them to create more hydrocarbons ! It’s a vicious cycle.
Hydrocarbons are an inefficient and non-renewable source of fuel ! ! less than 20% of its energy potential is used.
The future can be optimistic ! Humanity will make better choices… eventually. ! We can wait until the crisis sets in… or we can be proactive...the choice is in our hands.
Imagine… clean & green hydrocarbons ! Clean and green hydrocarbons used as a source material for recyclable and reusable products, not as a fuel. ! Produced without GHG emissions, pollution, harmful plasticizers or fresh water. !
“It’s better to help create new order than be a victim of it” Wallace Pratt
Where do we start?
Let’s take a look at an oil battery treater ! !
25% better for Planet, People and Profit ! !
70% better for Planet, People and Profit ! !
Change starts with each of us ! We don’t need to wait for change to happen on a grand scale to see a difference. Change starts with you, at home. Today. ! • Reduce, reuse and recycle • Walk, bike, public transportation • Use high efficiency natural gas furnace and appliances • Install solar panels on the roof of your house • Use LED lights • Drive an electric car !
Let's focus our efforts on a much better future for our industry, for our province, and for our country. ! Do it for you, for me, and for our children ! Let’s do it together! ! Krzysztof (Kris) Palka ! Visuals: Wes Pohl