New Bioindustrial Innovation Centre Leading the Way of the Future in Sarnia-Lambton

The McGuinty Government is helping Sarnia-Lambton’s petrochemical industry develop environmentally friendly alternatives to fossil fuels by supporting a new Bioindustrial Innovation Centre, Minister of Culture Caroline Di Cocco announced today on behalf of the Premier and Minister of Research and Innovation Dalton McGuinty. “We are on the side of Ontarians who want a prosperous economy … Read More

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Zero Carbon at Bayfest

Sarnia-Lambton is once again proving it’s commitment to innovation in energy, as the deployment of a hydrogen fuel cell demonstration project by the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (“SLEP”) will take centre stage at this year’s Bayfest music festival. The event, now in its sixth year, is expected to draw 80,000 visitors. As Bayfest grows bigger and … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton is Serious about Solar Power

The largest solar power station in North America will be built in Sarnia-Lambton by a California-based company called OptiSolar Inc. The 40-megawatt facility is estimated to cost $300 million to construct and will be completed by the year 2010. Stretching across 365 hectares (almost 420 Canadian football fields), the solar station will provide electricity to … Read More

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Sarnia Potential to Attract Business Ranks Third in North America

fDi magazine, produced by the renowned Financial Times group of London, yesterday released the North American Cities of the Future Location Guide 2007 which ranks cities of all sizes for the best strategies and resources in economic development. Over a hundred cities were considered according to criteria designed to assess the potential to attract business … Read More

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Shell Canada supports student initiatives at Lambton College

Lambton College and Shell Canada announced Friday a new initiative to support faculty and students in the College’s School of Technology. Shell’s Campus Ambassador Program, along with a $200,000 contribution from Shell, will provide support to Lambton College faculty and students with the aim of developing and attracting the best and brightest recruits in years … Read More

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Farm Innovation Awards Recognize Sarnia-Lambton Companies

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Maria Von Bommel was on hand when Leona Dombrowsky, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced the winners of the first Premier’s Awards for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence on March 30th, 2007. Three of the thirteen regional winners were from Sarnia-Lambton, sharing a total prize of $2.5 million. The innovations were chosen for … Read More

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Suncor Energy Foundation Invests $1 Million in Sarnia Sustainability Initiatives

The Suncor Energy Foundation today announced its largest investment ever made in Ontario — $1,050,000 over three years to launch the Suncor Sustainability Centre at Lambton College in Sarnia. Located on the Lambton College campus, the Suncor Sustainability Centre will become the focal point for sustainability initiatives and programs in the Sarnia-Lambton region. This facility … Read More

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Sarnia Lambton Economic Partnership Pursues Oil Sands Opportunities

Dan Tye of the Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership, along with a number of Sarnia-Lambton companies, promoted doing business with Sarnia-Lambton at the National Buyer / Seller Forum in Edmonton Alberta, March 13 -15. With more than $147 billion of major projects announced, underway, or recently completed in Alberta, the opportunities are endless for industrial suppliers, both … Read More

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Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership Releases 2006 Annual Report

The year 2006 was marked by continued signs of confidence in the local economy. The petrochemical and refining industries received over $2 billion in investments and this trend is expected to gain momentum. Real estate investments also continued to climb, particularly in commercial/retail sector. The Economic Partnership engaged in a strategic planning process with the … Read More

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Seminar: Alternative Fuels in Transportation

The realization of dwindling fossil fuel supplies and their adverse environmental impacts has accelerated research and development activities in the domain of renewable energy sources and technologies. Global energy demand is expected to rise during the next few decades, and the majority of today’s energy is based on fossil fuels. Alternative energy sources and technologies … Read More

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