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UToday: University of Calgary receives support to develop and promote clean technology – Close to $715,000 in funding supports two projects

This clipping is from a printed article in the University of Calgary’s publication, UToday.

Two University of Calgary research projects that support the development of clean technologies in Alberta will receive support from the federal government. At a news conference held at the university’s downtown campus on Wednesday, Dec. 20, an investment of almost $3.5 million toward eight Calgary-wide projects was announced. The announcement was made by Kent Hehr, minister of sport and persons with disabilities, on behalf of Navdeep Bains, minister of innovation, science and economic development and minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada.

“The Government of Canada believes that world-leading research organizations like the University of Calgary and CMC Research Institutes Inc. are positioning Canada at the forefront of clean technology innovation,” Hehr said. “Investments in these institutions are helping to transition Canada to a low-carbon economy while promoting economic growth and creating high-quality jobs for Canadians.”

As part of this announcement, the University of Calgary will receive $714,500 to support two projects. Advancing Solar Technology to Create Renewable Products and Electricity is led by professor Marc Strous, Campus Alberta Innovation Program Chair, Energy Bioengineering Group, and assistant chemistry professor Greg Welch, who specializes in clean energy and organic chemistry in the Faculty of Science. The University of Calgary Centre for Smart Emissions Sensing Technologies is led by Chris Hugenholtz, associate professor of geography in the Faculty of Arts.

Link:  https://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2017-12-22/university-calgary-receives-support-develop-and-promote-clean-technology