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1 Sep 2016

Abandoned oil wells provide a future for geothermal

Abandoned oil wells provide a future for geothermal
With more than 180,000 abandoned oil and gas wells in Alberta and a government mandate to phase out coal-fired power by 2030, geothermal energy development is receiving attention, most recently as part of a proposal by MLA Shaye Anderson to convert an inactive well to capture direct heat for an 8,000-square-foot greenhouse near Leduc...
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31 Aug 2016

Polyol made from canola leading to greener products

Polyol made from canola leading to greener products
A process invented by researchers at the University of Alberta, converts canola oil into an organic polyol used to make polyurethane, a component of spray foam insulation. A facility in the Edmonton region for the large-scale blending of BioFoam™, the first product to use canola-based polyol, is on its way, thanks to a grant from Alberta Innovates - Bio Solutions...
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30 Aug 2016

Biogenic nanoparticles offer hope for cancer diagnosis

Biogenic nanoparticles offer hope for cancer diagnosis
AITF Researchers Sunil Rajput and Ralph Lange, with Technologist Rod Werezuk, are working with biologically-produced silver nanoparticles as a way to improve in vitro cancer diagnostics. Their study was recently published by the scientific journal Langmuir
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29 Aug 2016

When did a failure prompt you to pivot your business?

When did a failure prompt you to pivot your business?
Capital Ideas members were asked when they had to “fail forward” after a hiccup in their business plans. The Edmonton Journal published the members' answers in response to a question posed by Wellington Holbrook, executive vice-president of ATB Business...
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29 Aug 2016

Molecular electronics enhance guitar pedal manufacture

Molecular electronics enhance guitar pedal manufacture
You don’t need to be an AITF Chair in Molecular Electronics to recognize the effect of the guitar pedal on modern music, but an application of molecular electronics developed in Dr. Richard McCreery’s lab has been licensed to Canadian guitar pedal manufacturer Dr. Scientist, and sales are already strong…
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