Portfolio Tag: alternative energy

Publication: Geoscience BC Annual Report

Geoscience BC Annual Report 2018

Chair & CEO Welcome 2018: Completing relevant New Research and Building a Strong Base Geoscience BC completed a number of relevant research projects in 2018, building a strong foundation for future research projects based on strategic objectives related to mineral, energy and water resources in British Columbia. Our 2018 annual report serves as the first... Read more »

Publication: Mineral Exploration

King Copper: From solar panels to electric cars, B.C.’s red metal is fueling a global clean energy transition

By Kylie Williams & Christine Ogryzlo Necessity is making strange bedfellows: organizations that champion sustainability and a greener future are supporting mining as a key factor in that new, low carbon economy. Even the World Bank sees mineral resource development as a complement rather than a competitor to a greener, more sustainable future. According to... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

B.C. exploration community buoyed by 20 per cent increase in activity in 2017

Roundup 2018 speakers highlight Canada’s role in supplying materials needed for clean technology Mineral exploration activity in British Columbia increased by 20 per cent in 2017, Gordon Clarke, the director of the British Columbia Mineral Development Office, announced on the opening day of the Association for Mineral Exploration’s (AME) Roundup 2018 conference. It is the... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

From white rocks to green products

Hudson Resources sees multiple uses for the unique deposit at its White Mountain project Large deposits of pure, highly calcic anorthosite have only been discovered in two places in the known universe: Hudson Resources’ White Mountain project in Greenland and the moon. The Vancouver-based miner’s project contains high calcium, low-sodium anorthosite, an igneous rock that... Read more »

Publication: CIM Magazine

Federal government announces carbon pricing scheme

By Kylie Williams Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a national carbon pricing scheme in early October that would require all provinces and territories to have a carbon price or cap-and-trade system in place by 2018, or adopt the federal government’s “floor price” of $10 per tonne of CO2 in 2018, increasing to $50 per tonne... Read more »

Publication: Ontario Mining Review Fall 2016

Energy solutions for ultra-deep mines

By Kylie Williams A number of alternative energy sources and innovations are being developed across Canada to overcome the challenges of mining at depths greater than 2.5 kilometres below the surface. Ranging from electric vehicles to geothermal heating and cooling options, these products and solutions are rapidly being brought to market by small to medium... Read more »

Publication: CSIROscope

Biomaterials are the business

By Kylie Williams Petrochemicals are, like, so last century. Biodegradable, bioderived biomaterials are all the rage, and for good reason too. Products like plastics, paints, adhesives and lubricants are mostly derived from dwindling supplies of petroleum, an increasingly costly finite resource. With pressure mounting to reduce our dependence on petroleum products, CSIRO is leading the... Read more »