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Climate Change research project to focus on abandoned, orphaned mines

February 15, 2019

Ottawa today announced $184,000 in support of a climate change project, which will lay the groundwork to rehabilitate Canada’s abandoned and orphaned mines. This project, led by the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation, will develop a comprehensive approach for evaluating rehabilitation plans for

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Disinfecting products try to keep pace with expanding food processing market

February 15, 2019

According to data compiled by Acumen Research and Consulting, the global food processing equipment market is projected to grow to around $718.9 billion by 2026 while growing at a CAGR of 25.2 per cent. The research also suggests that increasing health consciousness

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UBC researchers develop hand-held biosensor to detect cryptosporidium contamination

February 15, 2019

A handheld “tricorder” that can test for biological contamination in real-time has been the dream of science fiction fans for decades; and University of British Columbia Okanagan engineers say the technology is closer to science fact than ever before. Using

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Canada Fibers awarded contracts to build, operate high-tech MRFs

February 15, 2019

Canada Fibers Limited announced that it has been awarded two contracts to design, build and operate advanced single-stream post-consumer Material Recovery Facilities (MRFs) in Winnipeg, Man., and Peel, Ont. The company is constructing an 80,000 square foot greenfield facility in

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Ontario pledges $40.2 million to bolster auto sector

February 15, 2019

Ontario announced $40.2 million in technology-focused funds for the auto industry, aimed largely at developing next-generation manufacturing workers, as part of a new 10-year plan. The strategy, aimed at growing a sector grappling with technology and trade disruptions, comes as

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Converters Expo adds additional exhibit space to accommodate demand

February 13, 2019

Due to high industry demand, Converters Expo has added additional exhibit space to this year’s show floor. The new space will be located on the 4th floor of the Lambeau Field Atrium in Green Bay, Wis., adjacent to the luncheon

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IBM technology promises to make PET plastic renewable

February 11, 2019

IBM researchers have created a new technology called VolCat, a catalytic chemical process that can turn PET, a type of plastic commonly used in food packaging and polyester clothing, into a renewable resource. The cost-effective and sustainable innovation is capable of

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No progress on carbon tax, N.B. Premier says after meeting PM

February 6, 2019

New Brunswick Premier Blaine Higgs says his latest meeting with the prime minister produced little or no progress on major issues facing his province. Higgs met with Justin Trudeau on Tuesday in Ottawa, but the premier told Canadian Press there was no movement

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Canadian drugmakers offer price cuts in face of crackdown

February 6, 2019

Canadian pharmaceutical industry lobby groups, in an effort to head off a planned crackdown on prescription drug prices, offered to give up $8.6 billion in revenue over 10 years, freeze prices or reduce the cost of treating rare diseases, according

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Ottawa, Quebec earmark $6.4M for cellulose nanocrystal facility

February 5, 2019

Canada’s CelluForce Inc.’s innovative cellulose nanocrystal facility will become the world’s first full commercial demonstration-scale plant of its kind, thanks to federal and provincial funding to the tune of $6.4 million. “Our government is proud to support remarkable forest innovation