From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

June 03, 2014
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
SRC has developed an economic and socio-environmental impact audit process that enables an RTO to use solid data to provide a realistic indication of the impacts of its innovation-enabling work.
May 15, 2014
written by SRC Communications
For many companies operating in the mining and energy sectors, community engagement is something they have to do or may want to do. The question is, are you willing to do what it takes to make community engagement more meaningful and valuable for you and your stakeholders? It’s a big question to answer.
April 28, 2014
written by Wanda Nyirfa
“Do you happen to have a gently used biodigester?” Our biodigester project with the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology started with an unusual question. Isn't that where innovation usually starts?
April 09, 2014
written by Ryan Jansen
Renewable energy generation from sources such as wind is largely unpredictable. What if you could smooth out the volatility and make a wind turbine act like a conventional generator? This is exactly what we are trying to achieve in a wind-battery project we’ve developed alongside Cowessess First Nation.
April 01, 2014
written by Peng (Mars) Luo
There is a lot of oil in the Bakken Formation – estimated to be as much as 16 billion m 3 (100 billion barrels) in Saskatchewan alone – but it is both difficult and expensive to access. SRC’s Enhanced...
March 27, 2014
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Canada’s principal innovation enablers are its Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs). What? Canada has RTOs? You bet. So who are they?
March 13, 2014
written by Cristiana Mircea
Although the mining industry is in the doldrums, there was renewed optimism at last week’s 2014 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference in Toronto, ON. SRC’s Cristiana Mircea sat down with her team members (Bernard Gartner and Mike McCubbing) from SRC Geoanalytical Laboratories to discuss where the industry is headed.
February 20, 2014
written by Chris Reid
Working in my “other office” in northern Saskatchewan comes with a lot of challenges. Most of the remediation sites in Project CLEANS are remote and buried in the bush. Mother Nature likes to remind us who’s in charge now and then.
February 06, 2014
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs) help industry get innovation done, and they normally get paid by industry, so why do RTOs need government support as well?
February 01, 2014
written by Virginia Wittrock
One of the Worst Natural Disasters in Canada The Agricultural Drought Adaptation project is the first work to comprehensively assess the severity, area and duration of past droughts across Canada. It...