From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

October 23, 2018
written by Rebecca Gotto
The petroleum industry has used medical-grade CT scanners for decades. Although many commercial laboratories, research institutes and universities use these scanners, the technology has limitations. A high-resolution industrial CT scanner can provide clearer images in greater detail for complex industrial applications.
October 11, 2018
written by Andy Goodson
The Cowessess Energy Storage Facility is the first known wind-solar battery storage project in Canada. With the addition of over one thousand solar panels, the facility now produces almost 3,000 MWh of energy per year, enough to supply power to 344 homes. Learn about how this system works and why wind and solar make a good pair.
October 03, 2018
written by Rebecca Gotto
Did you know that lighting accounts for about one-third of an average home’s energy use? With so many different options for light bulbs on the market, it's hard to know which one is the best. We share seven reasons why people should consider switching to LEDs, the fastest growing tech in this sector.
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 SRC Communications
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.