The Ontario North Green Economy Network (ONGEN) supports development of a pan-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.
The most effective way to generate a green economy is to identify unique regional resources, as well as regional and international markets for arising products and expertise. The goals are new avenues for economic development and job creation.
|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 (email@example.com).|
Our work in the news
The team has been shortlisted for the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Research Project Award for their work on Industrial off-gas to support biofuel production - the only research project from Canada to make the shortlist. The project is focused on utilizing waste heat and CO2 from off-gas to provide conditions favorable for growing algae that produce biofuels and other high-value products.
For example, bioprospected algae from Northern Ontario produce high levels of lipids which can be readily turned into biodiesel. This biofuel is of great benefit in underground mine applications, as it burns much cleaner than diesel obtained from fossil fuels. This provides for a better and healthier working environment. The research team is working with Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations (a Glencore Company).
- 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)