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PRESS RELEASE: Monday, October 5, 2015


Alberta’s home-grown water-free hydrocarbon cleaning company wins Best Practice Award


FORT McKAY / EDMONTON: On September 24, 2015, the Northern Alberta Aboriginal Business Association (“NAABA”) recognized Absolute Throughput Solutions Inc. (“Absolute”) with the Best Practices Award in the Associate Member – Industry category. This award is based on the Best Practice Indicator System that NAABA has recently put in place to recognize its members for their efforts in economic development and collaboration.  Key metrics include Aboriginal employment, contracts awarded to Aboriginal business and Aboriginal work-force development.


NAABA is a non-profit organization that is committed to enhancing an environment which promotes businesses, jobs, and training for the betterment of all native people in the Wood Buffalo region of Alberta. “Absolute is very proud of our affiliation with NAABA and we are fully committed to the values and business objectives of this important association.” said Mike Tomkins, President and founder of Absolute.


Absolute has developed a transformational process which eliminates the consumption of water during the cleaning of critical refinery and upgrader processing assets such as heat exchangers.  The patent pending technology, has provided Alberta’s upgraders and refiners a sustainable method of cleaning, saving millions of gallons of water annually. 


Using a proprietary re-usable organic solvent, managed in a patent pending process, Absolute cleans faster and more effectively, which allows processing equipment to operate more efficiently.


Absolute is committed to providing the oil and gas industry more environmentally sustainable maintenance practices.  While this made-in-Alberta solution has proven itself in a challenging heavy oil marketplace, its’ application can be adopted in any refining jurisdiction. For more information please visit


Media contact:

Jeffrey Sundquist

Vice President, International & Corporate Development


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