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Bitumen is

extracted.

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CanaPux™ pellets are formed

by blending and coating

bitumen with polymer.

After forming, CanaPux™ pellets are similar in size and shape to a bar

of soap and are ready to be shipped​.

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CanaPux™ pellets are transported by

rail and freighter to their destination

market and​

                  processed to

separate the bitumen
from the polymer.​

The bitumen can then be refined.​

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The polymer can then either be

sold for reuse in that market, or

shipped back to origin to make​

new CanaPux™ pellets to repeat the process.​

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CanaPux™ pellet  processing

facilities operate in close proximity        

                                     to extraction sites and

existing rail infrastructures.

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After CanaPux™ pellets  are processed, conveyors take them from the processing facility to be​

 loaded into open-top gondola cars.​

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Ships arrive at the

destination market and

 

CanaPux™ pellets

are processed to separate the bitumen from the polymer.​

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CanaPux™ pellets are transported by

rail

         to a port terminal where they are transferred from railcars to ocean freighters.

CN puts safety first, and our goal is to be the safest railway in North America. CanaPux pellets embody our safety values. They are environmentally inert and in the event of an incident, CanaPuxpellets would simply need to be picked up.

 

CanaPux pellets are not flammable or explosive. Temperatures above 145⁰ C (290⁰ F) are required before CanaPux™ pellets will burn.

Safety

Introducing CanaPux - A CN innovation under development for an environmentally secure and protected way of transporting bitumen or heavy crude. The concept is still in its early days, but this promising, innovative transportation solution has the potential to contribute to economic growth in Canada.​​

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Environmental Advantages

One of our core values is the safe and responsible transport of goods. Respecting and protecting the environment is important to us. CN is developing CanaPux™ pellets as an environmentally secure and protected way of transporting bitumen or heavy crude oil.

 

There are some important environmental innovations built into CanaPux™ pellets. They will float in water, eliminating concerns around spills. CanaPux™ pellets are environmentally inert. There is no dust and they are designed so that nothing can leach or dissolve into the environment. 

The  Process

Transporting CanaPux™ Pellets

Economic Benefits

CanaPux™ pellets have the potential to diversity Canada’s energy markets and contribute to the economic growth of Alberta, British Columbia and Canada; in the form of investment, jobs, taxes and royalties.

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Bitumen is

extracted.

CanaPux pellet processing facilities operate in close proximity to extraction sites and existing rail infrastructures.​

After CanaPux™ pellets are processed, conveyors take them from the processing facility to be loaded into open-top gondola cars.

The polymer can then either be sold for reuse in that market, or shipped back to origin to make new CanaPux™ pellets to repeat the process.​

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CanaPux™ pellets are transported by rail and freighter to their destination market and processed to separate the bitumen from the polymer. The bitumen can then be refined.​

 

Ships arrive at the destination market and CanaPux™ pellets  are processed to separate the bitumen from the polymer.

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Environmental Advantages

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Transporting

CanaPux

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CanaPux™ pellets are transported by rail to a port terminal where they are transferred from railcars to ocean freighters.

CN Innovation Canapux

After  forming, CanaPux pellets  are  similar in size and shape to a bar of soap and  are ready to be shipped.​

CanaPux™ pellets are formed by blending and coating bitumen with polymer. 

CanaPux pellets  are transported by rail to a port terminal ​where they are transferred from railcars to ocean freighters.

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Latest News

CN develops technology that could make bitumen transportation safer

The Globe and Mail

Published Friday, February 17, 2017

CN Rail moves ahead with bitumen pellet project amid pipeline shortage

The Globe and Mail

Published Friday, December 21, 2017