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.
Our work in the news
- Geothermal energy recovery from mining (CBC Radio Canada International)
- Tapping old mines for heat may create new energy source (CBC Radio)
- Selective collection of regional microalgae for biodiesel and nutraceutical production (CBC TV (French))
- Bruce Mines studies energy in abandoned mines (Northern Ontario Business)
- Is there 'green' in them hills? (The Sault Star)
- Pilot plant to grow microalgae on mining lands (Northern Ontario Business)
- Abandoned mines can be used as geothermal energy source (European Commission - Science for Environment Policy)
- Sudbury researchers receive $250,000 to pursue goals (Northern Life)
- Flooded mines could produce green energy (The Conservation Magazine)
- Algae eyed as source of nutraceuticals and biodiesel (Northern Ontario Medical Journal)
- NOSM and partners receive research funding for energy recovery on mine lands (The Algoma News)
- Health products and biodiesel from smelter gas? (Northern Ontario Business)
- Medical school working with mines (The Sudbury Star)
- Research funding for energy recovery on mine lands (Soo Today)
- Micro-algae eyed as fuel source (Northern Ontario Mining Solutions)