From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

November 26, 2020
written by Dave Chorney
SRC’s SLOWPOKE reactor was commissioned in March 1981. The reactor immediately proved to be a great resource for the uranium industry as it provided a rapid method to analyze the thousands of exploration samples that the industry was then producing. Learn more.
November 12, 2020
written by Suzanne Johnston
In celebration of the Pipe Flow Technology Centre's 60th Anniversary, we're diving back in time to share the people, the projects and technologies that have, over the past six decades, helped mining and other resource developers study their slurries and test processes for safe, cost-effective extraction, transport and processing. Read on.
November 02, 2020
written by Hongda Yuan
Over the years, many jurisdictions have implemented requirements for industry and municipalities to conduct routine toxicity testing on their various whole effluents. Recognizing an opportunity to better support municipalities and industry, SRC created an Aquatic Toxicology Laboratory to help with testing.
September 23, 2020
written by Rebecca Gotto
Canadian rock formations hold 12 per cent of the world’s rare earth elements measured resources. But currently, no REEs are being processed in Canada due to the lack of a fully developed supply chain in North America. SRC is set to change this with its new Rare Earth Processing Facility.
June 24, 2020
written by Jeff Zimmer
Although cannabis edibles became legal in October 17, 2019, many consumers were surprised that edibles weren’t available that day. Just like when recreational use of cannabis became legal, many factor...
June 18, 2020
written by Jane Danoczi
This blog post is part of our Diamond Webinar Series with CIM Magazine. View the magnetic separation webinar and white paper to dive deeper into this topic. Sign up now to be notified of the next webi...
June 03, 2020
written by Mark Johnston
The results are in for a three-year project to help forest managers estimate carbon storage in wetlands as part of their land management activities.
May 06, 2020
written by Rebecca Gotto
SRC's Safety Program has grown, expanded and changed since its inception. Follow along as we recount some of our biggest safety milestones, projects, challenges and achievements in our 73 years of service.
April 28, 2020
Solution mining is one way producers can mine potash deep below the earth’s surface. Cooling ponds can become contaminated in the extraction process, which can result in the production of hydrogen sulfide - a dangerous and highly destructive chemical. Learn how researchers are finding ways to control it.
April 22, 2020
written by Suzanne Johnston
Protecting our planet and its resources – from people to plants to water – and finding sustainable solutions requires creativity, innovation and courage. Here are four projects and initiatives our research and technology experts are working on to help industry, governments and communities make positive environmental impacts. Read more.
April 07, 2020
written by Rebecca Gotto
In the 2000s, SRC’s previous work on natural gas vehicle conversions was broadened to develop and demonstrate a variety of other alternative fuel vehicles that could operate on natural gas, ethanol or hydrogen. Learn more about this next phase of innovation.