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May 7, 2013
Low carbon fuels for Canada’s cement production
Dr. Warren Mabee of Queen’s University is working with Lafarge Canada to test low carbon fuels for cement production
May 3, 2013
Partners invest $8 million to develop innovative low carbon fuels project
CMC partners with Lafarge Canada Inc, Natural Resources Canada, the Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy to develop innovative solutions to power Lafarge cement plant.
February 4, 2013
Researchers developing nano sensor to detect CO2
Researchers are developing an affordable, energy efficient and ultra-sensitive nano-sensor that has the potential to detect even one molecule of carbon dioxide.
January 16, 2013
Driving innovation through carbon pricing policies
New economic models will examine benefits and costs of carbon pricing policies.
December 13, 2012
Unique CO2 monitoring technology streamlines process
Researchers are working to add fibre optic sensors to an already-patented CO2 monitoring system for improved performance.
December 12, 2012
Research will improve monitoring of CO2 injection process
Researchers are testing new geo-electric techniques that could complement seismic monitoring tools used for CCS.
December 6, 2012
Pulverized rocks used to strip CO2 from large emitting plants
Dr. Guy Mercier at INRS is leading an international project to reduce CO2 emissions using pulverized rock.
November 29, 2012
CMC announces eight new research projects
Carbon management research in Canada has received a boost with the announcement of $3.75 million in research funding.
November 15, 2012
Researchers tap into CO2 storage potential of mine waste
Michael Hitch, at UBC’s Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, says an economic value should be placed on the CO2 storage potential of mine waste.
February 29, 2012
CCS awareness higher on Prairies than the rest of Canada
Public awareness and acceptance of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as a tool to combat climate change is higher in Saskatchewan and Alberta than the rest of Canada, concludes a national survey released today by Carbon Management Canada (CMC) and the International Performance Assessment Centre for the Geological Storage of CO2 (IPAC-CO2).
September 15, 2011
Innovators pioneer new monitoring system
In a lab-to-field collaboration headed by the University of Victoria’s Peter Wild, researchers are pioneering the first fibre-optic system designed to monitor carbon dioxide at underground storage sites. Monitoring, measuring and verifying what becomes of injected CO2 over the long term is difficult because of harsh environmental conditions, combined with the deep location and size of the storage sites.
August 22, 2011
U of S-led study develops tools for underground carbon storage
University of Saskatchewan geological engineering researcher Chris Hawkes is putting the squeeze on rocks in a project that will involve laboratory testing and the development of new, powerful computer simulations to find out how to inject carbon dioxide (CO2) deep underground and make sure it stays there.
June 14, 2011
uOttawa researchers tackle GHG challenges
University of Ottawa (uOttawa) researchers are leading two major, multi-institutional projects funded by Carbon Management Canada (CMC), a Network of Centres of Excellence that supports game-changing research to eliminate carbon emissions from the fossil energy industry.
June 9, 2011
University of Alberta researchers aim to transform coal power with microbes, good chemistry
Microbes that convert coal into natural gas, and filters to trap carbon dioxide from power plants are two technologies that teams led by University of Alberta (U of A) researchers are pursuing to address the issue of upstream greenhouse gas emissions.
June 9, 2011
University of Calgary researchers harness greenhouse gases with microbes, chemistry and attitude
Microbes that convert coal into natural gas; the formation of icy carbon dioxide-hydrates; and public perceptions of carbon capture and storage are three areas of investigation that University of Calgary researchers are pursuing to address the problem of upstream greenhouse gas emissions.
March 22, 2011
Government of Canada backs CMC clean coal power generation project
A Carbon Management Canada (CMC) gasification project received a boost from the Government of Canada which contributed an additional $899,000 in funds. The investment contributes to the research and development of new gasification technologies that use low-grade coal and petroleum coke.