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Lakehead University receives CFI grant for green mining project

Lakehead University receives CFI grant for green mining project

Lakehead University researchers will soon be able to take waste from the forest industry to create environmentally friendly biobased chemicals used for mine rehabilitation.
Mining, oil and gas companies team up

Mining, oil and gas companies team up

Hydraulic fracturing studied as means of dealing with stress buildup Four oil and gas companies – Nexen, Shell Oil, Conoco Phillips and Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
MIRARCO researcher tests floating solar collectors

MIRARCO researcher tests floating solar collectors

More ambitious demonstration projects proposed for Canada and Israel We’ve all seen solar panels mounted on frames in farmer’s fields and on the roofs of buildings, but Dean Millar, director of energy, renewables and carbon management research at MIR
CEMI in running for $10 million research grant

CEMI in running for $10 million research grant

Matching funds from industry will boost total funding to $20 million The Centre for Excellence in Mining I n n o v a t i o n (CEMI) is one of seven finalists vying for four $10 million research grants from the federal government’s Business-Led Networ
College Boréal awarded two research projects

College Boréal awarded two research projects

College Boréal faculty and students carried out two mining related research projects this past summer.
Big Bang in Sudbury: a tour of SNOLAB

Big Bang in Sudbury: a tour of SNOLAB

World-famous astrophysics lab located two kilometres underground in Vale’s Creighton Mine probes the secrets of the universe SNOLAB takes its motto “Mining for Knowledge” literally.
Sudbury scientist probes secrets of microbial processes

Sudbury scientist probes secrets of microbial processes

Better understanding of microbial community can promote bioleaching in colder climates and mitigate risks associated with acid mine drainage Nadia Mykytczuk, a research scientist at the Vale Living With Lakes Centre in Sudbury, has been awarded a Dis
CEMI looks beyond coveralls and hard hats

CEMI looks beyond coveralls and hard hats

Ten, 20 or 30 years from now, as mines go deeper, miners may look a lot more like astronauts, with breathing apparatus, cooling vests and high-tech helmets incorporating personal protective equipment and communication devices.
Province funds research chair for health and safety

Province funds research chair for health and safety

Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health studies collision avoidance, impact on reproductive health The Centre for Research in Occupational Safety and Health (CROSH) at Laurentian University has received funding of $1million from the Nor
Research assesses heat stress on older miners

Research assesses heat stress on older miners

Mitacs-Accelerate program links companies with grad students and post docs Research carried out by kinesiologist Heather Wright of the University of Ottawa promises to shed light on the impact of extreme heat on older miners.