Genomics and Energy

Oil and gas are a key component of our economy. We use genomics to study the DNA of the living organisms at play in the energy sector – namely bacteria and other microbes. Some of them can cause corrosion, increase extraction, de-risk exploration and clean up oil spills.

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A Video = 1000 Words

This 2-minute video gives three great examples of how genomics is informing sustainable solutions for Canada’s oil and gas industry.

National Strategy

Key areas where genomics can help Canada’s energy sector. Download Here

Genomics & Energy 101

Genomics can help the energy sector address everything from corrosion to extraction and exploration. Download Here


See how genomics is helping the energy sector tackle costly corrosion issues. Visit Site


Learn how the US Department of Energy is using genomics to develop bioenergy and other solutions to energy-related challenges. Visit Site

Enhancing production

Read the strategy paper developed by Genome Alberta and the Public Policy Forum Visit Site

Microbes make waves

Read how genomics can help us better manage oil spill cleanup. (Photo courtesy Chronicle Herald) Visit Site