Ottawa announces over $550 million in federal research investments, the International Energy Agency reviews Canada’s energy policies, an international study details COVID-19’s impacts on children, MDA wins a second contract for a 2023 moon mission, and more.
Organization: International Energy Agency
New funding for GHGSat’s expansion of satellites to detect methane emissions, USask’s VIDO receives a $6-million award for vaccine development from an international epidemic coalition, Ontario and Ottawa make investments in livestock research, and more.
Canada’s university science innovation ecosystem needs a build-for-scale strategy that supports academic scientist-entrepreneurs from ideation through to commercialization, Elicia Maine, the W.J. VanDusen Professor of Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University, says in an op-ed.
A recent IEA report indicates that it will be critical to develop new clean technology in the next decade, writes Sebastian Leck, Research Money’s managing editor.
Government investment and policy in clean electricity must include nuclear power to achieve Canada’s economic and climate goals, John Gorman, president and CEO of the Canadian Nuclear Association, says in an editorial. His recommendations include: a pan-Canadian electrification strategy; continued government support for the nuclear sector; regulatory support for Canada’s uranium industry; and official government categorization of nuclear as a clean technology.
Canada needs supportive government strategies and policies to maintain its global leadership in “carbontech” innovation: international conference
Canada is bolstering its reputation as a global innovator in carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), with new research and technology development facilities in Western Canada attracting international participation.
A four-year, multidisciplinary study in southeastern Saskatchewan near Weyburn has concluded that large volumes of carbon dioxide can safely be stored in oil-bearing geological formations. Coordinated by the Petroleum Technology Research Centre, the $40-million study was supported by the International Energy Agency’s gas R&D program and funded by six public organizations and nine companies. Entitled…