Minister Norris Congratulates SRC on Environmental Excellence Award
Regina, SK – The Honourable Rob Norris, Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration today congratulated the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) on being recognized for their work in environmental protection and preservation in the alternative energy sector.
The Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS) presented SRC with the Environmental Excellence Award at their awards banquet and annual general meeting on May 5, 2012, for work done on a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) project at Inland Metals in Regina, SK.
“I would like to congratulate SRC and all the individuals involved who made this project a success,” said Minister Rob Norris. “This award is a sign of the good work you are doing that will ensure a more energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly Saskatchewan.”
In 2011, SRC completed a pilot CHP project at Inland Metal’s Regina manufacturing facility. This pilot system, which operates on natural gas, can generate heat and power simultaneously to reduce the overall energy consumed. It is believed to be completely unique, and well-suited for the Saskatchewan marketplace due to its combination and configuration of technologies.
“SRC has a long history of working in the alternative energy sector developing new and innovative technologies that effectively maximize energy but still minimize their environmental impact,” said Dr. Laurier Schramm, President and CEO of SRC. “I am pleased to see our employees’ hard work and efforts recognized by their own peer group.”
Funding for this project was provided by SaskEnergy and SaskPower, as well as Natural Resources Canada.
SRC already has a second pilot project underway and is currently looking for two commercial host sites in Saskatoon or Regina to trial one 10 kW and one 25 kW system. The proposed existing facility must be currently heated with a boiler system and have a heating system large enough to obtain optimum runtime for the system.
The Saskatchewan Research Council (http://www.src.sk.ca
) is Canada’s leading provider of applied research, development and demonstration (RD&D), and technology commercialization. With 400 employees, over $60 million in annual revenue and 65 years of RD&D experience, SRC provides services and products to its 1,900 clients around the world.
APEGS is the self-regulating body governing Saskatchewan's professional engineers and geoscientists. Operating under the authority of The Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act, APEGS protects the public by ensuring the highest standards for the profession, protects the use of the engineering and geoscience titles and provide employers with confidence that professional engineers and geoscientists have the right education, the right skills and the right attitude to get the job done.
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