Sarnia, Ontario, Canada – The Sustainable Chemistry Alliance (SCA) announces the appointment of Dr. Murray McLaughlin as its new founding President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. McLaughlin is a well respected agricultural scientist and policy maker who has extensive experience in business development and venture capital financing. He will also serve on the Alliance’s Board … Read More
From CHOK 103.9 The Provincial Environment Ministry flashes the green light on the region’s latest alternative power initiative. Municipally-owned Bluewater Power is about to boost its methane-recovery capacity at the former Blackwell Landfill. Tim Vanderheide, of Bluewater Power, says output to the grid will peak at about 14 hundred kilowatts.
By Tyler Kula, The Observer The UWO Research Park in Sarnia is launching a pilot plant to turn agricultural waste into useful products. When the Bioindustrial Innovation Centre opens by next summer it will feature pyrolysis machines that incinerate corn husks, pepper refuse and soybean stalks at high temperatures. “Eventually, this will become like a … Read More
From CHOK Radio www.chok.com Ontario Power Generation has been given the “all-clear” to begin bio-mass testing at Courtright. Company Spokesperson Steve Repergel says they’ve received a “certificate of approval” from the Provincial Environment Ministry.Repergel says the test program at Lambton Generating Station does not use food crops. Bio-mass testing is currently underway at Ontario’s three … Read More
From CHOK Radio www.chok.com One of two natural gas-fed power plants in Lambton County is about to begin commercial operation. Greenfield Energy General Manager Ted Baldwin says performance testing is beginning today at the 620 million dollar power plant on Bickford Line in St. Clair Township. Mr. Baldwin says because natural gas is such a … Read More
By Tara Hagan, The Observer www.theobserver.ca The first visible sign of Sarnia’s bio-innovation leadership appeared Wednesday with a groundbreaking ceremony for a new “Green Building” at the University of Western Research and Development Park. The 75,000 square-foot office building will be a state-of-the-art expansion to the park, said executive director Joel Adams. “This new facility … Read More
From The Observer www.theobserver.ca Canadian Tire is expanding its Sarnia location. Oxford Properties Group and Canadian Tire have finalized an agreement enabling Canadian Tire to relocate and expand its existing store within Lambton Mall. The $8.8 million expansion is to a 146,000 square foot facility, featuring a gas bar, 81,000 square feet of retail space, brighter … Read More