As a result, AOSTRA found itself sole funder and operator of the project, a departure from its customary policy of obtaining at least partial project sponsorship from outside sources.
Cost of the facility was approximately $30 million; AOSTRA has spent another $41 million since 1987 on both setup and pilot-project operations.
Cost of underground development, drilling, process-machinery expansion and program operations for the second phase of pilot testing is estimated by AOSTRA at $66.
Smith, "The Alberta Oil Sands: Industrial Procedures for Extraction and Some Recent Fundamental Research," AOSTRA Tech.
Miller, "Diluent-Assisted Hot-Water Processing of Tar Sands," AOSTRA J.
Morrison, "Interfacial Films at the Athabasca Bitumen/Water Interface," AOSTRA J.
He was intimately involved in the founding of the National Research Council's Chemical Engineering Section (late 1940's), Chemcell Ltd's Edmonton research laboratory (1955) and AOSTRA
Czarnecki, "Formation of Calcium Carbaonate in the Bitumen/Aqueous Solution Hydroxide System," AOSTRA J.
Hsi, "AOSTRA Technical Handbook on Oil Sands, Bitumen and Heavy Oils," AOSTRA Technical Publication Series 6.
Luhning went over some of the numbers and also discussed new technology developed by AOSTRA and used worldwide.
The AOSTRA direct thermal processor (ATP) combines bitumen extraction and primary upgrading in one unit.
pioneered new procedures for handling intellectual property.