Canada prepares to issue its inaugural green bond; Ontario positions itself as a critical minerals leader to support its plans for an EV supply chain; Prairie farmers get a boost to adopt sustainable management practices, and GOC and Maritime provinces invest in patient research.
Topic: clean energy
Electricity from Canada’s first co-produced geothermal and natural gas power project from a legacy oilfield in northwestern Alberta should be available to the provincial grid in the second quarter of this year, says its chief executive.
Students’ concerns about climate change and sustainability — along with dropping enrolment in some oil and gas academic programs — are driving a shift in engineering and energy programming by universities in oil-producing Alberta and Newfoundland to encompass all forms of energy, sustainability and the global energy transition.
Research Money sat down with Leah Lawrence, the SDTC’s CEO and president, to ask her where clean technology in Canada is heading and what to expect as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Western Canada’s oil and gas industry is ideally positioned with the knowledge, assets and personnel to develop clean geothermal energy as part of the global transition to low-carbon energy, writes David Yager, an entrepreneur who has been a founder, executive and director of three oilfield service companies.
VC investment in Canada hit its second highest level last year, Canada’s annual Gairdner awards announced, Quebec SMEs benefit from a $9 million e-commerce boost, Ontario invests in autonomous vehicles, and more.
In November, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) opened a new two-storey, 21,500-square-foot advanced materials research facility in Mississauga that will house collaborations with universities and industry partners.
Joanne Weber has been named the first Canada Research Chair in Deaf Education, François-Philippe Champagne replaces Navdeep Bains as Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, the Canadian Space Agency opens a competition to foster innovative food technology production, and Vancouver is the latest city to benefit from the federal government’s LC3 initiative.
Michael Sabia is the new deputy minister of Finance; a consortium of food-based businesses will test new applications for pulse flours; British-based Hg Capital will spend $1.1 billion to assume majority control of Calgary-based Benevity; Canada’s top 50 research universities posted a combined research income of $8 billion in fiscal 2019.
Carleton University and the First Nation of Na-Cho Nyak Dun (NND) have signed a 7-year MOU; Dr. Bartha Knoppers (PhD) won the 2020 Till & McCulloch Award; CANARIE selected four successful projects from its recent Research Data Management funding call; Ottawa is investing $9.4 million in tidal power in Atlantic Canada.