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EROI Canadian Tar Sands Rapidly Increasing

What a difference technology makes! Where some, mostly in the doomer corner, claim that it costs more energy to extract tar sands and convert it into fuel than you get in return, here a study that paints a different picture. While tar sands do indeed have a very low EROI, perhaps in another 7 years they could surpass a value of 10 and as such could contribute to complete the energy transition.

[mdpi.com] – Energy Return on Investment of Canadian Oil Sands Extraction from 2009 to 2015

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