• News General

    Manitoba's exclusion from New West Partnership is troubling

    July 27, 2010 by Roger Gibbins

    Roger Gibbins, president and CEO
 of the Canada West Foundation. It makes no sense at all that Manitoba is excluded from the New West Partnership the premiers of BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan forged this past spring. Their basic intent was

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    Ultra Electronics zeros in on $25M Dutch sonar deal

    July 27, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Ultra Electronics headquarters in Dartmouth, NS. Photo: Ultra Electronics DARTMOUTH, NS: The Netherlands’ Defence Material Organization (DMO) has awarded a $25 million contract to Ultra Electronics Maritime Systems (MS) for underwater sonar systems. Ultra’s Dartmouth, NS division will deliver QUAD receive

  • Canada is a hot spot for renewable energy projects

    July 23, 2010 by PLANT Staff

    Ontario’s Green Energy Act includes a Feed-in Tariff program that offers a power contract with a guaranteed rate per megawatt hour over a 20-year term. Photo: Stock TORONTO: Canada ranked ninth out of 27 countries analyzed for green energy investments

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    Avcorp signs agreement with BAE for fighter jet

    July 22, 2010 by PLANT staff

    VANCOUVER: Avcorp Industries Inc. has signed an agreement with BAE Systems Operations Ltd., to produce a wing assembly for a F35 CV-OBW, a version of the Joint Strike Fighter jet—a contract that could be worth half a billion dollars over

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    NOVA Chemicals to purchase ethane from Williston Basin

    July 16, 2010 by PLANT Staff

    NOVA Chemicals is a Calgary based producer of polyethylene resins and advanced foam resins. Photo: Nova Chemicals CALGARY: NOVA Chemicals has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hess Corp. and Mistral Energy Inc. to purchase and transport ethane production

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    Bombardier gets US$213M jet order

    July 15, 2010 by PLANT staff

    MONTREAL: Bombardier Aerospace has received an order from Australian charter company AVWest for four Global Express XRS jets, a deal that’s worth US$213 million. The Perth, Australia-based aviation services company owns and operates the Perth Jet Centre and provides charter

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    Cleanfield combines wind and solar for eco park

    July 15, 2010 by PLANT staff

    TORONTO: Cleanfield Alternative Energy Inc., a supplier of vertical axis wind turbine solutions, announced that it will install two of its 3.5kW turbines and a 10kW solar photovoltaic system for the Catholic Youth Organization (C.Y.O.) at its Marydale Park project

  • WEB TIPS: Was your webinar a success?

    July 7, 2010 by ANDREW SHEDDEN

    Once you have followed up on all of your webinar attendees, sent your proposals out, closed your sales, and banked your money, how do you measure the success of your webinar? Many people base success on how many people were sent

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    Westport GX truck engines EPA emissions compliant

    July 7, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    The GX 2010 15L truck engine, which runs on liquefied natural gas. Photo: Westport Innovations VANCOUVER: Westport Innovations Inc.’s GX 2010 15L engine has been certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to 2010 emissions compliance. Westport, a Vancouver-based

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    Upgrading plant sold to Chinese biogas project

    July 7, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    A Xebec biogas upgrading plant. Photo: Xebec Adsorption SHANGHAI, China: Xebec Adsorption Inc. is supplying a biogas upgrading plant to WELtec BioPower GmbH for a novel biogas project located in Wuxi, China. Xebec, a Montreal-based provider of biogas upgrading, natural

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    Catalyst announces permanent closure of Elk Falls mill

    July 7, 2010 by PLANT STAFF

    Rolls of newsprint in a Catalyst warehouse. Photo: Catalyst RICHMOND, BC: Catalyst Paper is permanently closing its Elk Falls paper mill near Campbell River, BC in September. A recycling mill in Coquitlam will also be shuttered. This facility, which began

  • Postscript: Oil sands projects: a question of ethics

    July 7, 2010 by Janet Keeping

    The unfolding disaster in the Gulf of Mexico has prompted attempts to exonerate what’s happening in northern Alberta’s oil sands. Does the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico make the oil sands look good by comparison? Actually it

  • Powering up for solar

    July 7, 2010 by Joe Terrett, Editor

    Sustainable Energy’s solar panel installation in San Lorenzo de Morunys, in Catalina. Photo: Sustainable Energy Climate change is hot right now—pardon the word play—creating opportunities for innovative companies ready to tackle a growing global market for cleaner energy technologies. Solar

  • A new era for natural gas

    July 7, 2010 by Nordahl Flakstad

    Technical advances in natural gas extraction and new discoveries of deposits are poised to radically alter the fuel’s production, processing and delivery in North America.

  • Oil sands are still booming

    July 7, 2010 by Nordahl Flakstad

    While activity in northeast Alberta may not be as red-hot as a few years ago, the oil sands will remain an important source of business for Canadian manufacturers and suppliers.