The Ontario North Green Economy Network (ONGEN) supports development of a 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.
We are very pleased to have the team's work recognized through winning an international award for the Research Project of the Year. This was announced in November 2015 at a ceremony in the UK hosted by the Institution of Chemical Engineers and Recognizes the project or process that best demonstrates a novel chemical or biochemical engineering solution to improve resource efficiency, lifetime value and/or process automation. The award was co-sponsored by Simon Carves Engineering.
We were also a finalist for the 2016 international Team of the Year.
Under a banner of "Prospecting mine sites for non-ore resources", these awards are for multidisciplanary projects with Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations.
They include the use of waste off-gas heat and CO2 to help produce microalgae for bioenergy, on-site energy recovery and reuse, and identifying algae from mine site water bodies that produce value added products such as antimicrobial agents and nutraceuticals.