Edmontonians are world leaders in slicing and dicing chains of carbon and hydrogen molecules to create valuable products. Edmonton and Alberta’s Industrial Heartland are:
- The nation’s largest centre for processing hydrocarbons, with 15 facilities producing 43% of Canada’s basic chemicals.
- A world-scale source of ethylene glycols and styrene monomer, two versatile building blocks for the manufacture of plastics.
- Edmonton’s hydrocarbon kitchens also cook up fertilizers, refined metals and an array of specialty products.
Northern Alberta’s abundant natural resources promise to provide a long-lasting supply of feedstock and opportunities for further development. The Edmonton Energy and Technology Park is being planned as a 12,000-acre (4,856 hectare) eco-industrial park that eventually will produce $18.4 billion a year worth of high-value products in northeast Edmonton.