TransCanada Tries A New Clean-Tech Pipeline Solution
- TransCanada is trialing a new, clean technology for improving pipeline efficiencies and volume throughput for pumping crude oil.
- The new tech uses electric fields to temporarily alter the alignment of particulates in crude oil, lowering viscosity without changing the chemical composition.
- TransCanada has entered into a contract with a little-known oil tech startup, STWA Inc., for a pilot program with the new technology, on its flagship Keystone pipeline.
- STWA Inc., who holds an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement for the patents, appears to be moving fast to establish itself.