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North Bay environmental group uneasy with investment in small modular reactors

Researcher says a communications plan about the science of small nuclear reactors is needed In remote communities and mining operations, diesel is often the main power source. But this is at odds with the reality that Canada has to reduce emissions and slow climate change. Last week the federal government pledged $20 million for developing …

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Natural Resources Canada awards $1.5 million to natural heat exchange research project

MIRARCO secures federal funding to develop natural heating and cooling technology for underground mining Natural Resources Canada awarded $1.5 million on Feb. 11 to the Natural Heat Exchange Engineering Technology (NHEET) research project, a project between the Mining Innovation, Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation (MIRARCO) and other organizations such as CanmetMINING and Teck, to examine …

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Research underway to “go green” underground in Sudbury

SUDBURY — On Tuesday morning, the federal government announced $3.5 million in funding to advance green energy technology in Sudbury. This investment includes: $2 million to FVT Research, a B.C.-based manufacturer of battery-electric drive systems for the design, development and testing of a 14-ton battery-electric vehicle for underground mining activities. This project will convert one …

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