From the Lab to the Loading Dock Blog

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...
January 21, 2014
written by Mark Johnston
Canada’s massive expanse of boreal forest – three million square kilometers – is undergoing a serious transformation due to climate change. A group of Canadian forest scientists is investigating the impacts and published its findings.
January 07, 2014
written by SRC Communications
Having sound environmental practices is becoming important for many companies worldwide because clients, consumers and regulatory agencies are expecting it. Many companies are going even further, taking steps toward determining, communicating and reducing their environmental impact through carbon footprinting.
December 19, 2013
written by Dr. Laurie Schramm
When it comes to how to get innovation done, and how to get through the Valley of Death, such discussions usually lead to questions about Research and Technology Organizations (RTOs).