Organization: Alberta Research Council

Bioniche opens animal vaccine production facility

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc has opened Canada’s largest livestock vaccine manufacturing facility using $25 million in repayable loans from the federal and Ontario government’s The Animal Health and Food Safety Vaccine Manufacturing Centre, located at the firm’s headquarters in Belleville ON, is a scale-up facility and the first milestone in a planned $100-million project (R$,…

iNovia inks agreements with Alberta institutions

iNovia Capital — formerly MSBi Capital — is implementing its strategic plan to expand beyond its Quebec base with a series of collaborative agreements with several academic institutions, primarily in Alberta. The seed and early-stage venture capital fund recently launched its $107-million iNovia Investment Fund II LP and has signed cooperation agreements with AVAC Ltd,…

ARC and ARCEnergy team to validate CCS project

The Alberta Research Council has joined with ARCEnergy Ltd on a carbon dioxide and capture and storage (CCS) project in the province’s industrial heartland near Fort Saskatchewan. The Heartland Area Redwater Project will evaluate the potential for storing up to 1,000 megatonnes of CO2 in an underground formation in the Redwater Ledu

ARC teams with INL to explore nuclear options

The Alberta Research Council has signed an MOU with Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to research energy technology options for use by industry and policy makers. The two groups will develop an advisory report on the use of nuclear energy which is being considered to meet Alberta’s future electrical generation needs and for use in oil…

Alberta Innovation Program winners announced

The Alberta government has announced results of the first competition under its new $33-million Innovation Program, awarding $5.4 million to 12 projects. The largest award is $1.5 million towards a $10.5-million By-Product Hydrogen Demonstration Project led by the Alberta Energy Research Institute. Other major awards include: $800,000 towards a $2.7-million Integrated Bioenergy and Bio-based Fertilizer…

Real Time partners with Alberta Research Council

Calgary-based Real Time Measurements Inc (RTM) has entered a collaborative alliance with the Alberta Research Council (ARC) to develop unconventional natural gas resources in Western Canada. Under the agreement, ARC will provide engineering and pumping services for in-situ/injection fall-off tests, while RTM is contributing expertise related to downhole measurement and test recording. The collaboration will…

ARC lands contract with Russian oil giant

The Alberta Research Council (ARC) has been awarded a $700,000 contract to evaluate its steam-assisted gravity drainage oil production technology for LUKOIL-Komi, a subsidiary of Russian oil company LUKOIL. The contract will examine the use of the heavy oil technology on the Timan Pechora Basin in northern Russia, considered one of LUKOIL’s most promising reserves.…

Manure conversion technology receives $7.9M

Technology developed by the Alberta Research Council (ARC) to turn manure into energy, bio-based fertilizers and reusable water has received $7.9 million in funding. The Integrated Manure Utilization System (IMUS) will be pilot tested by Highmark Renewables, a subsidiary of Highland Feeders feedlot in Vegreville AB. The project will produce one megawatt of electricity from…

Bioniche projects receive $17.6 million from TPC

Bioniche Life Sciences Inc has received $17.2 million from Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC) for two R&D projects that will create nearly 600 jobs in Belleville ON. TPC is providing $7.6 million to the first project targeting a vaccine to reduce E.coli bacteria in cattle. The second project will receive $9.6 million to develop mycobacterial cell…

ARC and EVI collaborate on fuel cell prototypes

The Alberta Research Council (ARC) and Energy Ventures Inc (EVI), North York ON, have entered into a joint development agreement to create commercial prototypes of EVI’s direct methanol fuel cell technology. The technology eliminates the need for expensive and complex hydrogen infrastructure associated with other fuel cell systems. The technology, which was developed in collaboration…