From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

June 13, 2018
written by Erica Emery
Like many municipalities, the City of Swift Current is looking at methods to preserve the airspace at their landfill. One option is to reduce the volume of disposed cardboard and waste wood going into the landfill - but how? SRC explored several alternative uses for recycled cardboard. Learn which one is the most promising.
April 17, 2018
written by Andrew Downing
The Saskatchewan Conservation House was a demonstration house built to test energy-efficient methods. Four more energy-efficient demonstration homes based on SRC’s research and expertise were later constructed. Learn about the innovative features of these homes that influenced energy-efficient housing across the world.
March 27, 2018
written by Andrew Downing
As a result of the energy crisis in the 1970s, Saskatchewan residents were looking for ways to reduce energy costs for their homes. Learn about the development of an energy conservation demonstration home, the Saskatchewan Conservation House, which applied cost-effective methods for reducing energy use for homeowners.
March 08, 2018
written by Susan MacWilliam
With all of the different products and choices available to us, how can we, as consumers, make “green” choices based on reliable information? One valuable way to lower our impacts on the environment is to think about the full life cycle impacts of decisions about the products and services we consume.
January 16, 2018
written by Andrew Downing and Ian Wilson
Ice roads are needed by industries operating in remote, northern climates to move supplies and equipment during the winter. Learn how an ice road is built and maintained.
November 27, 2017
written by Andrew Downing
Research programs that foster collaboration between industry and academia are an effective way to support industrial and social innovation. Learn about a recent mentorship that led to a ground-breaking discovery for the oil and gas industry.
January 10, 2017
written by Ryan Jansen
Energy is an intrinsic part of our daily lives, and it has become so common to simply make toast or coffee in the morning that we often forget how valuable energy is. For National Cut your Energy Costs Day on January 10, 2017, we are sharing seven ways to reduce your energy costs.
August 25, 2016
written by Mike Crabtree
In Saskatchewan, there are hundreds of millions of barrels of heavy oil still in the ground and currently no way to extract it. SRC's new Post-CHOPS Well Test Centre validates new technologies that could solve this challenge.
April 07, 2016
written by Virginia Wittrock
In a recent case study, we examined historic and future climate extremes and variability in the Souris River Watershed that are impacting the energy sector. Find out how the energy sector has responded to extreme climate events and what future adaptation actions the they can implement to capitalize on potential opportunities and to reduce risks in a changing climate.
November 23, 2015
written by Ryan Jansen
There are several off-grid communities and industrial sites in Saskatchewan that use diesel generators to meet their electrical power needs. But what if there was a more efficient way to generate power? SRC developed the Hybrid Energy Container (HERC) Power System in response to this challenge and put it to work at one of the mine sites they're remediating to demonstrate the technology.
January 20, 2015
written by Mike Crabtree
CHOPs produces thousands of barrels of heavy oil per day for Saskatchewan, but also leaves 90 per cent of the oil in the reservoir untouched. Maturing wells represent an opportunity to deploy new technology into the reservoirs to recover the remaining oil.