We are very pleased to have the team's work recognized through winning an international award for the Research Project of the Year. This was announced in November at a ceremony in the UK hosted by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and Recognizes the project or process that best demonstrates a novel chemical or biochemical engineering solution to improve resource efficiency, lifetime value and/or process automation. The award was co-sponsored by Simon Carves Engineering.
The award is for a joint project with Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations on the use of waste off-gas heat and CO2 to help produce microalgae for bioenergy and other value added products such as antimicrobial agents and nutraceuticals. It was selected from a short-list of eleven very diverse projects that originated from around the world.
The Ontario North Green Economy Network (ONGEN) supports development of a regional green economy by cooridinating research, support services and industries. ONGEN's target is to create new economic opportunity through production of green energy, chemicals and natural health compounds.
|Opportunities: funded by industry and research councils we have a range of collaborative research and development projects and opportunities exist for graduates in engineering and biological sciences at the Master's and PhD level. If you are interested in a position or about the work being conducted, please email Dr. Ashley Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org).|
Our work in the news
- Geothermal energy recovery from mining (CBC Radio Canada International)
- Tapping old mines for heat may create new energy source (CBC Radio)
- Selective collection of regional microalgae for biodiesel and nutraceutical production (CBC TV (French))
- Bruce Mines studies energy in abandoned mines (Northern Ontario Business)
- Is there 'green' in them hills? (The Sault Star)
- Pilot plant to grow microalgae on mining lands (Northern Ontario Business)
- Abandoned mines can be used as geothermal energy source (European Commission - Science for Environment Policy)
- Sudbury researchers receive $250,000 to pursue goals (Northern Life)
- Flooded mines could produce green energy (The Conservation Magazine)
- Algae eyed as source of nutraceuticals and biodiesel (Northern Ontario Medical Journal)
- NOSM and partners receive research funding for energy recovery on mine lands (The Algoma News)
- Health products and biodiesel from smelter gas? (Northern Ontario Business)
- Medical school working with mines (The Sudbury Star)
- Research funding for energy recovery on mine lands (Soo Today)
- Micro-algae eyed as fuel source (Northern Ontario Mining Solutions)