Oct 29 2020


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

CIM National Distinguished Lecturer – Nathan Ashcroft

Nathan Ashcroft is a 2020 CIM National Distinguished Lecturer with with 22+ years of experience as a professional engineer.

The CIM Saskatoon Student Chapter is proud to present 2020 CIM National Distinguished Lecturer, Nathan Ashcroft. Nathan will be our first distinguished lecturer of 2020-2021. This online event will cover the topic of “Bitumen Beyond Combustion”. Please see the following additional details about the event.


The BBC program determines the potential of Alberta oil sands components for producing non-combustion products (i.e., products that are not fuels, such as gasoline, diesel, and heating oil). Examples of BBC products could include carbon fibers, graphene, polyurethanes, polycarbonates, controlled-release fertilizers, and high-quality asphalts. Work proceeded to 5 webinars presented to an audience all over the globe.


Nathan Ashcroft is a professional engineer and has over 22 years of experience in a wide range of leadership roles. His career has spanned the development of a range of energy projects across different parts of the globe in engineering and project management roles, including work in a startup company.

Nathan has strategically formed initiatives and is a leader within energy transition and clean technology as it applies to our ever-changing energy world. Nathan has expertise in forming specialist teams to tackle major multi-faceted challenges. He has worked as advisor to government on energy related policy and initiatives. He led the high-profile Bitumen Beyond Combustion study and follow up, has led the Stantec Hydrogen team to take on global projects, along with now leading efforts for Geo-thermal adoption. Nathan is currently a director with the Alberta Clean Technology Industry Alliance.