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 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.

The award is for a joint project with Glencore's Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations on the use of waste off-gas heat and CO2 to help produce microalgae for bioenergy and other value added products such as antimicrobial agents and nutraceuticals. It was selected from a short-list of eleven very diverse projects that originated from around the world.

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.



Opportunities: funded by industry and research councils we have a range of collaborative research and development projects and opportunities exist for graduates in engineering and biological sciences at the Master's and PhD level. If you are interested in a position or about the work being conducted, please email Dr. Ashley Scott (jascott@laurentian.ca).

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