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8 Feb 2017

AMFI Program Coatings Workshop Takes the Sting out of the Cold

AMFI Program Coatings Workshop Takes the Sting out of the Cold
The Alberta Manufacturing and Fabrication Innovation (AMFI) Program recently held a half-day Coatings Workshop to present the results of testing performed on coating systems specifically formulated by manufacturers for use in low temperatures. Over 30 guests from companies small and large from northern and central Alberta participated... 
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21 Dec 2016

Alberta student grows mushrooms from beer waste

Alberta student grows mushrooms from beer waste
Craft brewers use more than 20 litres of water and almost a third of a pound of grain to make one litre of beer. Up to 85 per cent of the spent wheat or barley gets carted off to the landfill. Alberta student Alex Villeneuve, with help from an Alberta Innovates VenturePrize Student award, is using spent grain from brewers in an innovative way...
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20 Dec 2016

Pipeline corrosion research project receives funding

Pipeline corrosion research project receives funding

Two Alberta universities are part of a pan-Canadian collaborative research project to investigate pipeline corrosion caused by microbial activity. Alberta Innovates Strategic Chair in Bio and Industrial Materials John Wolodko is one of three project leads, with assistance by InnoTech Alberta's Corrosion Engineering team...

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19 Dec 2016

Lessening the blow to crops with hail research

Lessening the blow to crops with hail research
The Canadian Crop Hail Association has reported higher than normal levels of hail storm activity in a number of regions across Canada this year. InnoTech Alberta's Rod Werezuk is on the front line, working with insurance adjusters,  to look at how hail simulation research can improve hail damage assessments...
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14 Dec 2016

Husky plans to increase capital spending next year

Husky plans to increase capital spending next year
Husky Energy is planning to increase capital spending in 2017 to upwards of US$2.7 billion, nearly $700 million more than in 2016, when an $800-million cut was announced earlier in the year...
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