Accession UAA-2006-173 - UAA-2006-173

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UAA-2006-173

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UAA-2006-173

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0.12 m of textual records

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(1974-)

Administrative history

The Alberta Oil Sands Technology and Research Authority (AOSTRA) was initiated by Peter Lougheed’s government as a crown corporation in Alberta in 1974. Its purpose was to promote the use and development of technologies for oil sands and heavy crude oil. Funded by the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund, AOSTRA had head offices in Edmonton and Calgary.
AOSTRA was originally formed in 1974 to promote new technologies for the oil sands. The mandate expanded in 1979 to include crude oil technologies as well. In 1986, the Alberta Department of Energy took over AOSTRA’s role. In 1994, AOSTRA merged with the Provincial Ministry of Energy;s Oil Sands and Research Division. In 2000, AOSTRA became Alberta Innovates--Energy and Environment Solutions in order to better represent an expanded role that included wind, solar, fuel cells, clean coal, and biomass energies. In 2001, the Alberta Energy Research Institute (AERI) took over the responsibilities of the AOSTRA.
AOSTRA was led by a government-appointed board of up to nine members, all with experience in petroleum development and technology. This board was responsible for selecting projects that met the mandate of the organization. Costs of projects were shared with the energy industry and technologies resulting from projects were available to users at fair market value.
Additionally, AOSTRA supported research at universities and research institutions through grants for inventors, operation of a technical information system, and international cooperation in oil sands development.

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Alberta Research Council papers, newspaper clippings, reports and materials & papers related to Alberta Oil Sands.

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good

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  • English

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Main

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open

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accession register; index

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12.31.2006

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Formerly RG80 Alberta Research Council.

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AEU

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DBRACEWELL 3.23.2009

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