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Call for Posters for IEAGHG
IEAGHG has issued a call for posters to all interested students to present at the poster session to be held at the 4th meeting of the IEAGHG Social Research Network (SRN) in Calgary Alberta January 14-15th, 2014. Deadline to email a short abstract/outline of the poster to Samantha@ieaghg.org is December 6, 2013.
Workshop on advanced numerical methods in rock engineering
This on-day workshop is being held at the University of Toronto, Lassonde Mining Building, on December 6 2013. It aims to bring together a focused group of researchers and practitioners to discuss the use of some of new numerical approaches, their present abilities and limitation, and future potential to quantitatively simulate realistic rock engineering problems. One page abstracts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 15, 2013.
Internship offer in membrane technology for gas separation
A research group at Deakin University (Australia) is looking for three students to work on membranes for gas separation. Two subjects are on metallic membranes and the other one on metal organic frameworks. The internship would start at the beginning of 2014 and last for 6-9 months, and will be paid. The interested persons should contact Dr. Ludovic Dumée for more information: email@example.com. Click here to read more about the group.
Rational Middle Canadian premiere of energy series on YouTube
The Canadian premiere of Rational Middle’s energy series can be viewed on YouTube. Canadian experts, featured in several of the energy videos, attended the premiere which was staged as a Google Hangout event.
CCEMC offers $40 million for GHG reduction projects that target biological sources
The Climate Change & Emissions Management Corporation is making $40 million available to support projects that reduce emissions or enhance carbon sequestration from biological sources. The deadline for submissions is February 21, 2014. Click here for information on how to apply.
CCEMC announces $46M in project funding
The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation has committed more than $46 million in funding to eight renewable energy projects.
The 13th Annual Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage Conference (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 28 – May 1, 2014) call for abstracts is now open and the deadline is January 20th. For more information on the conference, please go to www.carbonsq.com.
Brown Coal Innovation Australia launches new funding initiatives
Brown Coal Innovation Australia has launched two new innovation funding initiatives: 2013 R&D Funding Round and 2013 Postgraduate Research Scholarships.
Fall energy events held by PTAC
Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC) is holding two clean energy events this fall. CMC is sponsoring Managing CO2 for Enhanced Oil Recovery, Carbon Capture and Storage and Clean Fuel Production Forum, being held in Calgary on Oct. 29. The second, Emissions Management, Energy Efficiency, and CO2 Credits, is Nov. 20.
Field demonstration confirms viability of oxy-firing for CO2 capture from oil refineries
Oxy-firing has been confirmed by the CO2 Capture Project (CCP) as a viable technology from a technical and economic standpoint for capturing CO2 from the main emitting component of refinery operations, the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) unit.
To read the fact sheet click here. For the technical summary click here.
SDTC looking for Canada’s next cleantech innovators
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs. Its SD Tech Fund™ is open for applications from August 28th to October 16th, 2013.
CMC hiring Senior Project Lead
CMC is starting a new Containment and Monitoring Institute (CaMI) featuring a Gesociences Field Research Station for testing, validating and developing Measurement, Monitoring & Verification technologies. We are now hiring the first members of the research team. The Senior Project Lead is a challenging position reporting to the Geophysics Research Director/Institute Director.
M.Sc. Student position available Fall 2013 – Flux Lab
An M.Sc. student is sought for an atmospheric modeling project, under the supervision of Drs. Dave Risk and Bjorn Brooks, in the department of Earth Sciences at St. Francis Xavier University. The project involves development and data processing for large-footprint surface Monitoring Verification and Accounting (MVA) techniques for carbon capture and storage projects.
Postdoctoral & Research Engineer Positions in Microfluidics
Challenging openings for postdoctoral fellow and research engineering positions await in University of Toronto’s Carbon Management Microfluidics team. These positions are part of a large effort, bringing together microfluidics, optofluidics and nanofluidics tools.
Postdoc position available in Stable Isotope Lab
An exciting opportunity exists for a postdoctoral fellow to join the University of Toronto team investigating the fluid and gas geochemistry, noble gas residence times and implications for subsurface habitability of ancient fracture waters in Precambrian Shield rocks.
UK research on public attitudes to energy change
The findings of a study funded by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) reveal that people in Britain are fully supportive of the idea of energy system change and were more likely to accept changes that showed commitment to their underlying values.
Lafarge posts video of Low Carbon Fuels Project announcement
Lafarge Canada Inc. has posted a video containing highlights of the announcement of the $8 million low carbon fuels project. The special event was held in May at the company’s plant in Bath, Ontario. Featured speakers include Richard Sebastianelli, Bath Cement Plant Manager; Adam Auer, of the Cement Association of Canada; and Richard Adamson, CMC Managing Director.
Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP)
The Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP) represents a key element in Genome Canada’s strategic plan towards funding downstream research and development (R&D) projects that are driven by challenges and opportunities facing users of genomics based technologies. For the purpose of this program, “Users” include the various stakeholders that have an interest in “pulling” technologies and other results of genomics research from academia to market and application, including industry, government, not-for-profits, and other organizations. EOIs accepted on or after July 29, 2013.
Deadline extended for CCEMC Grand Challenge
The CAD$35 million CCEMC Grand Challenge: Innovative Carbon Uses is a global quest to turn carbon emissions into a valuable resource. The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is seeking innovative ideas from around the world that will create new, carbon-based products and markets.
The deadline to submit a brief, non-confidential proposal has been extended to July 31, 2013. Based on these brief submissions, a select group of participants will be invited to submit a complete and comprehensive proposal in Fall 2013. Up to 20 of those proposals will be selected for CAN$500,000 funding in seed grants. Complete information about the process, schedule, and awards is available at the website.
International Student Energy Summit Live-Streamed
The International Student Energy Summit is taking place over the next three days (June 13-15, 2013) in Trondheim, Norway and will bring 500 students from 64 countries together to learn about and debate global energy challenges and opportunities.
A team of 40 students in Norway have worked tirelessly for the last year to put together an incredibly diverse and impressive program. We will be running a livestream of the entire event so that people all across the globe can tune in.
Kali Tailor, co-founder of Student Energy, was recently interviewed for Oil and Gas Magazine as one of their featured “Up and Coming.” Our congratulations to Kali on this well-deserved recognition!
The role of storage standards in the deployment of CCS
The Global CCS Institute (GCCSI) is holding a one-day meeting about the role of storage standards and the deployment of carbon capture and storage on June 6 in Calgary.
CCEMC makes $50M available for projects that support clean production and processing
Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) is offering up to a total of $50 million in funding for projects that can reduce emissions from fossil fuel production and processing. Initial submissions are due by September 27. This call for proposals is in addition to the Grand Challenge the corporation is currently operating.
University College London seeks academic staff and PDFs for new department
UCL is hiring for its new Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP). To view the advertisement for the round of academic staff click here. In early May, UCL will be looking for a host of Postdoctoral Fellowships. Anyone interested in these or other positions with the new department should check the STEaPP website often.
Call for Proposals: Alberta-Finland Innovation and Commercialization Program
Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures is opening the second call for proposals for the Alberta – Finland Innovation and Commercialization Program. The program objective is to accelerate technology development through international collaboration. The $2 million funding program is supported by Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education through Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures. Matching funding for the Finnish partner is provided through TEKES, Finland’s government-supported innovation organization.
One Day Symposium on Global and Canadian Developments on CCS, May 10th
On May 10th, the PTRC will host a one-day symposium on the latest developments globally in CCS at the Hotel Saskatchewan. It will be open to researchers and industry participants. There is no cost to attend this event, but spaces are limited to 45-50 participants and an RSVP is required. Please contact the PTRC at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
July 15 set as date for Grand Challenge first round deadline
The Climate Change and Emissions Management (CCEMC) Corporation is awarding CAD$35 million for innovative ideas from around the world for an open innovation challenge that will create new, carbon-based products and markets.The deadline for the first round of funding is July 15, 2013. From this round, up to 20 submissions will be selected for $500,000 each in grants. Proponents selected in the first round will be invited to present their ideas at a conference next spring where they will receive access to an ‘ecosystem’ of support – including exposure to venture capital organizations, business leaders and corporations who may be interested in their technology.
Application deadline nears for Groningen summer school
March 31, 2013 marks the last day for applications to the June summer school held at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. This 12-day program is focused on a multi-disciplinary approach to energy transition, from policy to physics and is based on a case study of Russia.
SDTC Looking for Canada’s Next Cleantech Innovators
Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is looking for the next wave of innovative cleantech entrepreneurs with the announcement of its call for applications to the SD Tech FundTM from February 20th to April 17th, 2013.
Call for Abstracts for CMTC 2013
The 2013 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC) conference will draw professionals from all engineering disciplines to share their expertise and provide their perspectives on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to changing climate. This year’s conference is in Alexandria, VA between October 21 and 23. The conference will focus on engineering perspectives regarding key issues, including technologies, strategies, policies, management systems and metrics. Abstracts accepted until April 15, 2013
Mitacs-Accelerate issues call for PhD fellowship applications
Mitacs-Accelerate has issued a Call for Proposals for Phd students enrolled in a university in British Columbia. The application deadline is March 27, 2012.
Sustainable Earth Sciences 2013
This conference will bring together multi-disciplinary scientists working on different aspects of Sustainable Earth Science. The main conference themes will be CO2 Storage, Geothermal Energy and Deep-Earth Storage. Cross-disciplinary session themes will be encouraged, including monitoring technology, coupled Earth systems modelling, long-term storage integrity, combining renewables, geothermal and CCS, and risk and environmental impact analysis.
Sushanta Mitra plays lead role on Canada-India collaboration
The University of Alberta is taking a lead role in a Canada-India research collaboration to develop new technologies to ensure health, safety and sustainability for remote and rural communities in both countries. Sushanta Mitra, CMC researcher, mechanical engineering professor and assistant vice-president of research, is the U of A’s lead on the project.
CMC researcher: growing demand requires multiple energy sources
Dr. Nader Mahinpey, CMC researcher and chemical engineering professor in the U of C’s Schulich School of Engineering, tells a Winnipeg Free Press reporter although fossil fuels will remain an important source of energy for the foreseeable future, renewables will play an increasingly important role.
Don Lawton to speak about New Zealand earthquake work
Don Lawton, University of Calgary Geophysicist, will speak about the seismic work he did in New Zealand after the 2010 earthquake near Christchurch, NZ. His talk is part of the 2013 Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Distinguished Lecture Tour which will see him speak in 20 cities in Canada and the U.S. The talk is on Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. in ES162, University of Calgary.
Paper assesses inclusion of CCS in Durban Clean Development Mechanisism
Dr. Meinhard Doelle, Associate Dean, Research at Dalhousie University and CMC researcher, assesses the impact of using the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) to encourage further development of CCS.
NSF report on collaboration released
A new National Science Foundation (NSF) report shows international collaboration key to science and engineering globalization.
New survey shows opinions divided on CCS in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan residents have strong but divided opinions about climate change and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, concludes a public opinion survey commissioned by IPAC-CO2.
CMC researcher pens NYT op-ed on B.C. carbon tax
Dr. Shi-Ling Hsu, a law professor at Florida State University, and Yoram Bauman, an environmental economist, write in support of B.C.’s recent carbon tax increase.
Prof. Hill wins APEGA Women in Engineering and Geoscience Champion Award
Dr. Josephine Hill, CMC lead project investigator and Zandmer/Canada Research Chair in Hydrogen and Catalysis at the University of Calgary, was recently presented with a 2012 APEGA award for her work mentoring young women in engineering.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Alberta is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher.
A new report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change provides a detailed set of economic, energy, land use and emissions projections for 16 countries or regions of the world through the year 2050.