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Shimizu receives prestigious CREATE grant

Chemistry professor George Shimizu is the fourth University of Calgary professor to lead a CREATE Grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Capturing carbon for cleantech

CMC Research Institutes, UBC and BC Research recently launched the Carbon Capture and Conversion Institute (CCCI). The non-profit organization will explore the potential of carbon capture on an industry scale.

Pilot-plant in Squamish tests innovative carbon capture tech

A new technology is being tested in Squamish — and it’s got some big name backers. Among the names bankrolling Calgary-based Carbon Engineering’s (CE) new test-plant in Squamish are Calgary Flames part-owner Murray Edwards and Microsoft’s billionaire tech guru Bill Gates.

From cleaning up coal to building BC research

When Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) brought Hassan Hamza to Canada from Egypt in the 1970s, it was to use his expertise in the chemistry of coal to fix Canada’s “dirty” coal problem.