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Insight Series: CanaPux

January 31, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Van Horne Institute for the first presentation of its 2018 Insight Series on January 31, 2018 with guest speaker, James Auld.

James is the Senior Manager of Corporate Development & Sustainability, with the Canadian National Railway (CN).  He is also leading the development of a new bulk transport technology that may revolutionize the distribution of bitumen in Canada, called CanaPux.

CanaPux mixes and wraps bitumen with a polymer, turning the bitumen into a solid dry good to allow for its bulk movement by rail. By doing so, the transportation of bitumen using the CanaPux technology will lead to better spill response and an environmental-friendly way to reach new markets.


James Auld joined CN in November 2013 and is a Senior Manager in the Corporate Development group. He works on CN’s strategic initiatives for developing business in Western Canada and is based out of CN’s Calgary Logistics Park.

Prior to joining CN, Mr. Auld spent over 26 years in the oil and gas sector focused on midstream assets such as storage, pipelines, processing, refining and terminals. Mr. Auld has held key roles in marketing, trading, operations and business development. In addition to his Corporate Development work he is an Energy Subject Matter Expert for CN.

Mr. Auld holds a Masters in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Calgary. He also completed a Strategic Leadership Certificate from the University of British Columbia, and CN’s Railroad MBA program.

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January 31, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Van Horne Institute


VHI Conference Centre
715 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 2X6 Canada
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