Jul. 25, 2022
A two-year project entitled " Methane Assisted Catalytic Upgrading of Extra Heavy Crudes under Moderate Conditions" was awarded by NSERC Alliance-Mitacs Accelerate joint grant program at a total cash value of $360,000 CAD.
Jun. 21, 2022
Our article “Nonthermal Plasma-Assisted Photocatalytic Conversion of Simulated Natural Gas for High-Quality Gasoline Production near Ambient Conditions” has been included in a new Virtual Issue titled “Recent Advances in Plasma Catalysis.” (https://pubs.acs.org/page/vi/plasma-catalysis) This collection features recent experimental and modeling papers from several ACS journals that describe research ranging from fundamental plasma/surface characterizations to applied research on chemical transformations and catalyst synthesis. Congratulations!
Jun. 8, 2022
Our US patent application "Catalyst structure and method of upgrading hydrocarbons in the presence of the catalyst structure" (US 11389787B2) as been granted. Congratulations! A big milestone for GCRG!
Apr. 5, 2022
A group of five students (Sydney Sawchuk, Morgan Smith, Julia Peck, Jamie Pavan, and Marwa Abou Ahmad) supervised by Dr. Song have won the first place at the Capstone Design Fair for the Chemical Engineering discipline using their work titled “Catalytic Organic Solid Wastes Valorization Using Natural Gas”. Congratulations!
Mar. 29, 2022
A two-year project entitled " Nonthermal Plasma Assisted Catalytic Air Purification and Sanitation at Ambient Conditions" was awarded by NSERC through Alliance Mission Grant program at a cash value of $600,000 CAD.
Mar. 24, 2022
A two-year project entitled " Catalytic Organic Solid Wastes Valorization Using Natural Gas" was awarded by NSERC through Alliance Grant program at a cash value of $200,000 CAD.
Feb. 10, 2022
A two-year project entitled " Catalytic Upgrading of Extra Heavy Crude Using Natural Gas" was awarded by Alberta Innovates at a cash value of $150,000 CAD.
Jan. 14, 2022
Congratulations to Dr. Mingyuan Cao for getting Eyes High Postdoctoral Match-Funding Fellowship!
Oct. 30, 2021
We had an outside group meeting and several activities to celebrate the achievements we have made in the past months: Escape room game, Hot Pot and Karaoke.
Jul. 14, 2021
A two-year project entitled "Catalytic valorization of low-cost light crudes under methane environment" was awarded by NSERC through Alliance Grant Program at a cash value of $200,000 CAD.
Jun. 25, 2021
Dr. Hao Xu’s Mitacs Elevate Award was successfully renewed for another year with a cash value of $60,000 CAD and co-sponsorship from Kara Technologies allowing him continuously working on “Catalytic Heavy Oil Upgrading Using Natural Gas” project. Congratulations to Dr. Xu!
May 7, 2021
An amendment with an additional $100,000 CAD investment was made to the two-year project entitled "Catalytic Biomass Valorization Using Natural Gas" by Kara Technologies.
Apr. 16, 2021
A program entitled "Multifunctional Catalyst Characterization System for Supporting Catalytic Natural Gas Valorization" was awarded by NSERC through Research Tools and Instruments Program at a cash value of $150,000 CAD.
Mar. 08, 2021
The Green Catalysis Research Group has successfully reached the desulfurization goal set by Cielo Waste Solutions and is in the process of fabricating the required desulfurization catalyst at a ton’s scale for the industrial partner. Please see the link below for their press releases:
Feb. 05, 2021
A three-month project entitled "Non-Thermal Plasma-Catalytic Dielectric Barrier Discharge Reactor for Water-Splitting" was awarded by Carbon Upcycling Technologies at a cash value of $25,000 CAD.
Sep. 20, 2020
A three-month project was awarded by Cielo Waste Solutions aiming to significantly reduce the sulfur content of their bio-oils to lower than 15 ppm.
Sep. 02, 2020
Dr. Hao Xu has received the Mitacs Elevate Award at a cash value of $60,000 CAD allowing him working on the project entitled "Catalytic Heavy Oil Upgrading Using Natural Gas". Congratulations to Dr. Xu!
Sep. 02, 2020
A group of people from Alberta Innovates and Kara Technologies, visited our research group for our novel catalytic heavy crude partial upgrading technique.
Aug. 31, 2020
A two-year project entitled "Catalytic valorization of low-cost light hydrocarbon streams under methane environment" was awarded by Alberta Innovates through Clean Resources Program at a cash value of $100,000 CAD.
Aug. 17, 2020
A two-year project entitled "Catalytic Targeted Upgrading of Extra Heavy Crude under Natural Gas" was awarded by Kara Technologies at a cash value of $50,000 CAD.
Aug. 17, 2020
A two-year project entitled "Catalytic Biomass Valorization Using Natural Gas" was awarded by Kara Technologies at a cash value of $100,000 CAD.
Jan. 25, 2020
We had an outside event to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year with our sponsors from Kara Energy Services and Alberta Innovates.
Oct. 22, 2019
Dr. Song delivered a keynote speech named "Catalytic Methane Valorization at Mild Conditions through Coupling Effect" at the Tuesday Oil & Gas Session during 69th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference held at Halifax, Canada.
Oct. 12, 2019
We had an outside group meeting and several activities to celebrate the achievements we have made in the past months: Hot Pot & Bowling
May 7, 2013
Dr. Song was invited to give an on-site presentation by Imperial Oil.
Feb. 22, 2013
Dr. Song was granted a joint project on Munucipal Solid Waste Characterization with Dr. Mahinpey together by Alberta Innovates - Energy and Environmental Solutions.
Dec. 13, 2012
Dr. Song was invited to give an oral presentation to MEG Energy regarding his light olefin upgrading idea and received positive feedback. Funding from them was orally secured and agreements will be coming soon.
Dec. 2, 2012
Dr. Song was invited to write a full proposal for the Canada Foundation for Innovation - Leaders Opportunity Fund (CFI-LOF) as a joint effort with Dr. Maen Husein and Dr. Jalal Abedi.
Nov. 29, 2012
Dr. Song was awarded the University Seed Grant.
Nov. 27, 2012
Dr. Song was awarded the University Starter Grant.
Nov. 19, 2012
Dr. Song signed formal collaboration and IP protection agreements with Center for New Energy & Environmental Technology at Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen and was engaged as the consultant for this center.
Sep. 22 - 29, 2012
Dr. Song visited China and gave invited talks at following organizations:
Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen
Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University
China University of Petroleum (Huadong)