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13 Dec 2016

Paving the way to low-cost carbon capture

Paving the way to low-cost carbon capture
Fossil fuels continue to serve as the top source of energy production worldwide, including coal-fired electricity generation. A new pilot plant commissioned at CanmetENERGY in Ottawa represents an international collaboration for using new carbon capture technologies to minimize emissions...
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12 Dec 2016

Alberta, Japan enhance cellulose nanocrystals collaboration

Alberta, Japan enhance cellulose nanocrystals collaboration
An enhanced partnership between InnoTech Alberta and Japan's Hokuetsu Kishu Paper (HKP), owner of Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac), is aiming to further develop cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) at a pilot plant in Edmonton's pilot. CNC is made by treating cellulose pulp fibres to isolate the crystalline portion of the fibre, with applications in a number of industries...
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7 Dec 2016

Safer, cheaper batteries developed in Calgary

Safer, cheaper batteries developed in Calgary
With exploding cell phones making the news lately, many are likely wondering if a better battery is possible. At the University of Calgary, a carbon-based battery whose organic components make it stable and sustainable is being developed by professor Thomas Baumgartner and Alberta Innovates Graduate Student Scholarship recipient Monika Stolar...
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5 Dec 2016

Reducing maternal mortality with new program

Reducing maternal mortality with new program
A new Alberta Health Services program, with $1 million from Merck Canada Inc. and $300,000 from Alberta Innovates, is aiming to improve prenatal care and reduce the birth-mortality rate for aboriginal woman in Maskwacis, Little Red River Cree Nation and inner-city Edmonton...
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2 Dec 2016

Water Innovation funding supports sustainability

Water Innovation funding supports sustainability
Alberta Innovates (AI) has announced $6.9 million in funding for 18 new projects to support their Water Innovation Program. This program helps AIs partners achieve their goals and the Government of Alberta deliver on the goals of its Water for Life Strategy...
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