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12 Sep 2016

Wheat research receives funding for five projects

Wheat research receives funding for five projects
The Western Canadian wheat industry is receiving a research boost of over $1.3 million, thanks to investment by the Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions, and other partners. Projects will address hail damage, advanced monitoring for stripe rust, water efficiency, and drought tolerance, among other issues...
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8 Sep 2016

Alberta biochar on the stage in Oregon

Alberta biochar on the stage in Oregon
The U.S. Biochar Initiative’s Fifth North American Biochar Symposium—the first since 2013—took place at Oregon State University in late August, featuring innovators from across North America, including the Alberta Biochar Initiative. See the photos…
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7 Sep 2016

Strategic priority areas focus for new Alberta funding

Strategic priority areas focus for new Alberta funding
The 2016/17 Alberta Innovates Strategic Research Projects Initiative has been developed as an interim funding program to support research aligned to Alberta Strategic Priority Areas areas at eligible Campus Alberta post-secondary institutions. Approximately $2.1 million in funding is available, with approximately $1.1 million targeted to projects in the area of nanotechnology...
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7 Sep 2016

Alberta healthcare tech lands with U.S. manufacturer

Alberta healthcare tech lands with U.S. manufacturer
Lethbridge-based Eriter Creations Inc., designer of simulation accessories for the healthcare industry, has announced its sale to Pennsylvania-based Pocket Nurse. Eriter’s products are used to simulate a condition called pitting edema. The company has received Alberta Innovates business support for several years…
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6 Sep 2016

Research into cow burps could cut methane emissions

Research into cow burps could cut methane emissions
Methane from burps and flatulence accounts for more than half of the greenhouse gases produced by the beef industry in Canada. At Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Lacombe Research and Development Centre, work is underway to study cattle feed efficiency. Selective breeding could help cut emissions by 10 to 15 per cent over the next couple of decades...
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